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Lynn Meuleners

Dr, Professor, Director Western Australian Centre for Road Safety Research

  • The University of Western Australia (M431), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Professor Lynn Meuleners is the Director of the Western Australian Centre for Road Safety Research which  is located in the School of Population and Global Health. She has over 19 years’ experience as an epidemiologist in road safety. Her interests include data linkage, older drivers, driver simulation, road safety treatment evaluation and fatigue in heavy vehicle truck drivers. 

Professor Meuleners has a PhD from Curtin University and a Masters of Science degree from the University of Manchester. She has worked on numerous national and international projects that have directly influenced road safety policy and worked with both Federal and State Governments in Australia and internationally. She has led many research projects and has developed an extensive collaborative network with road safety researchers and practitioners. Institutions which she liaises and collaborates with include the Department of Health WA, Main Roads WA, WA Police, the Road Safety Commission, Injury Matters, WALGA and the Department of Transport. Her interests include older drivers, data linkage, cycling safety, driving simulation studies, visual impairment and road safety program evaluations. She has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles, books, book chapters and technical reports and procured competitive research funding including funding from the NHMRC and the ARC.

 Additional successful grants are included in the following table.

Grant title

Period of support


Funding source

Optimising drug driving deterrence regimes

Joint submission between C-MARC and CASR

Baldock M, Wundersitz L, Rafferty S, Palamara P, Meuleners L.



Austroads Tender

Natural view on rural and remote road safety

Joint submission between C-MARC and CASR)

Baldock M, Wooley J, Wundersitz L, Rafferty S, Brameld K, Palamara P, Meuleners L.



Austroads Tender

Electronic advertising billboards: A driver distraction study

Meuleners L, Roberts P.



Main Roads WA

The DIAMOND Study: Diverging Diamond Interchanges in Western Australia: PerforMance ON a Driving simulator

Meuleners L, Logan D, Roberts P, Chow K



Neurotrauma Research Program

Characterisation of deficits in driving performance and self- regulation practices among older drivers with bilateral cataract

Meuleners L, Keay L, Ng J, Morlet N, McCluskey P, Young M





Australian Research Council-Discovery Grant

Understanding the impact of cataract vision impairment on risk of falls

Keay L, Meuleners L, McCluskey PJ, Morlet N, Ng J





National Health and Medical Research Council

Neurocognitive predictors of risky driving in young people

Stout J, Stevenson M, Meuleners L



Neurotrauma Research Program

Motor control and driving ability – quantifying the utility of motor control screening protocols for older drivers

Allison G, Meuleners L, Hendrie D, Grisbrook T



Neurotrauma Research Program

Proximity to alcohol outlets and risk of road crash: A population based study

Ivers R, Chikritzhs T, Meuleners L, Boufous S



Australian Rechabite Foundation

Australia and Taiwan Road Safety Workshop

Chen T, Meuleners L, Hendrie D



Australia China Council Grant

The impact of first and second eye cataract surgery on falls and utilisation of mental health services among older Australians

Meuleners L, Lee AH, Hendrie D, Ng J



Australian Research Council-Discovery

Dementia and hospitalisations due to an injury: a population study

Chen T, Meuleners L



Dementia Research Grant

Medications and crash involvement for older drivers: A population based study

Meuleners LB, Palamara P, Duke J



Department of Health, Western Australia

Cataract and crash risk for older drivers: evidence from a population based study.

Meuleners L, Semmens J, Ng J, Hendrie D



Australian Research Council-Discovery

Mental illness and interpersonal violence: evidence from a population-based study.

Meuleners LB, Semmens J, Spilsbury K



Rotary Health Fund

Interpersonal violence and adverse pregnancy outcomes: evidence from a   population-based study.

Meuleners LB, Jansen P



Curtin Internal Grant Scheme

Assessing interpersonal violence in Western Australia

Meuleners LB, Lee AH, Hendrie D



Office of Crime Prevention

Safety in the heavy vehicle industry: a collaborative response

Stevenson M, Sharwood LN, Wong K, Elkington J, Meuleners L, Ivers R, Grunstein R, Williamson A, Haworth N, Norton R.



Australian Research Council-Linkage

Evaluation of the Youth Driver Development Program (YDDP).

Meuleners LB, Lee A, Hendrie D



Office of Road Safety

A population based study examining the impact of interpersonal violence victimisation on mental health.

Meuleners LB, Lee A, Hendrie D



Criminology Research Council

The crash risk for older drivers taking medications that act on the central nervous system: a population based study.

Meuleners LB, Palamara P, Semmens J, Ng J, Lee A



Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB)



Research expertise keywords

  • road safety
  • data linkage
  • older drivers
  • driving simulators
  • road treatment evaluations

Industry keywords

  • Ageing
  • Transport


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