Associate Professor
Mark King

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Faculty of Health,
School of Psychology & Counselling


Personal details

Positions

Principal Research Fellow
Faculty of Health,
School of Psychology & Counselling

Keywords

Translating research into practice, Road user behaviour, Road safety in developing countries, Vulnerable road users, Older road users, Young drivers, Vision and driving, Drink driving, Road safety strategy and policy, Road environment and vehicle factors

Discipline

Psychology, Public Health and Health Services, Other studies in Human Society

Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Qualifications

  • PhD (Queensland University of Technology)
  • Master of Business Administration (University of Adelaide)
  • BSc(Hons)(Psych) (University of Sydney)

Professional memberships and associations

Board Member, International Council for Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety (ICADTS) National Treasurer, Australasian College of Road Safety Chair, Queensland Chapter, Australasian College of Road Safety Member, Australian Injury Prevention Network (AIPN) Member, Road Traffic Injury Research Network (RTIRN)

Teaching

Mark has a strong interest in building road safety capacity in low and middle income countries. This is pursued through the development and delivery of customised courses and the supervision of higher degree research students from low and middle income countries. Customised courses that have been developed under Mark's direction include a series of workshops in Indonesia aimed at fostering collaboration between transport, infrastructure and policing agencies at the local level, using the Safe System approach.  Other courses have been undertaken in Cambodia, Malaysia, China and Colombia, as well as in Australia.  For example, Mark was successful in obtaining funding for a program for 13 AusAID leadership Award Fellows from Pakistan and China, for a program entitled 'The governance and policing continuum'. Mark supervises a number of Masters and PhD students, both within the School and across Schools and Faculties.  Ten current  topics are listed under "Supervision"; in addition to those 10, the following topics are also currently under supervision or examination:


  • RV Road Safety
  • Identifying mobile phone use while driving hotspots based on roadway and contextual characteristics
  • Road Safety Evaluation of Engineering Treatments: Application of Econometric Modelling and Machine Learning Approaches
  • Exploring Moral Dilemmas in Simulated Traffic Situations Involving the Use of Autonomous Vehicles While Measuring Neuropsychological Correlates of Driver Intervention Performance
  • Exploring Legal, Social and Cultural Factors Relating to Crash Involvement, Enforcement and Legal Processes
  • The Impact of the Road Environment and Mobile Phone Distraction on Driving Behaviour
  • An Application of an Extended Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) to Speeding in Saudi Arabia

The 10 most recent topics for PhD and Masters students who have completed their studies are listed under "Supervision"; in addition, the following topics have also been completed:


  • Developing a theoretical framework for improved practical application of a coordinated response in road safety (PhD)
  • The prevalence and impact of alcohol and illegal drug use among road users and its impact on traffic crash severity in Ghana (PhD)
  • Traffic Safety along Rural Mountainous Highways in Malaysia (PhD)
  • An investigation of the knowledge, attitudes and practices relating to drink driving among Chinese drivers (PhD)
  • Pedestrian crashes in Ethiopia: identification of contributing factors through modelling of exposure and road environment variables (PhD)
  • An application of an extended Theory of Planned Behaviour to understand drivers' compliance with the school zones speed limit in Australia and Malaysia (PhD)
  • Driver licensing experience of Korean Australian novice drivers (Masters)
  • Evolving a synergistic approach to road safety: an appraisal of the Project Management, Stakeholder Engagement and Change Facilitation (PSC) approach by means of two case studies (Masters)
  • A comprehensive investigation of the risky driving behaviour of young novice drivers (PhD)
  • The experiences of learner drivers, provisional drivers and supervisors with graduated driver licensing in two Australian jurisdictions (PhD)
  • Examining the effects of an eco-driving system on driver distraction (Masters)
  • Fatalism, Superstition, Religion and Culture: Road User Beliefs and Behaviour in Pakistan (Masters)
  • Examining psychosocial influences on speeding in Australian and Chinese contexts: A social learning approach (PhD)
  • Illegal street racing and associated (hooning) behaviours (PhD)
  • An Investigation Into How Work-Related Road Safety Can Be Enhanced (PhD)

Publications

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Research projects

Supervision

Current supervisions

  • The epidemiological and psychological risk of older pedestrian trauma and its association with elderly travel patterns and walking intentions
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Oscar Oviedo Trespalacios
  • Bus driver occupational hazards and shiftwork in the Philippines
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Adem Sav
  • Driving after Concussion and Driving Risk Classification Tool
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Teresa Senserrick
  • Opioids and driving among palliative care patients: giving a voice to medical practitioners and patients on quality of life and driving safety
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Vivienne Tippett
  • Towards effective road safety management systems in low- and middle-income countries: An analytical case study in Madagascar
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Narelle Haworth
  • Performance of Emergency Services Drivers in Urgent Duty Driving: Understanding non-response to auditory information
    MPhil, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Darren Wishart, Dr Christopher Watling
  • The Effect of Interrelationship among Built Environment, Safety and Security on Pedestrian Route Choice Behaviour
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Shimul (Md. Mazharul) Haque, Dr Md Kamruzzaman, Dr Oscar Oviedo Trespalacios
  • Examining viability of mobile phone applications to reduce distraction on the roads
    PhD, Mentoring Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Oscar Oviedo Trespalacios, Associate Professor Amina Tariq
  • Overcoming barriers to whole of journey accessibility in the movement network
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Narelle Haworth
  • A Human Factors Approach to Modelling Group Cycling Safety
    MPhil, Mentoring Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Oscar Oviedo Trespalacios