Keynote Speakers

  • Andrea Gielen

    Andrea Gielen
    Professor and Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy & Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

    Andrea C. Gielen, ScD, ScM is Professor and Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. This Center is home to a large and multidisciplinary faculty that conducts research, trains students, and supports research translation and practice partnerships. Dr. Gielen is a behavioral scientist with decades of experience as a public health department practitioner and as an academic researcher whose focus is on behavioral intervention trials. Currently, her work focuses on community and clinic-based programs to reduce home injuries, pedestrian injuries, motor vehicle occupant injuries, prescription drug overdose, and domestic violence. Dr. Gielen received her ScM in 1979 and her ScD in 1989 from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She has received career awards from the American Public Health Association; the Centers for Disease Control; American Academy of Health Behavior; and the Elizabeth Fries Health Education Award.

  • Associate Professor Lynne Moore

    Associate Professor Lynne Moore

    Lynne Moore is an associate professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the department of social and preventative medicine, Laval University in Québec City. She is recipient of a research career award and a CIHR Foundation grant, holds or shares over 10.1$m in research grants, and has published 140 peer-reviewed papers over her research career. Her research interests are in improving the quality of acute injury care. She has led the development, validation, implementation, and evaluation of a comprehensive quality tool assessment for acute injury care which has been implemented across Canada. She is co-leader of the International Injury Care Improvement Initiative.

  • Dr Ioni Lewis

    Dr Ioni Lewis
    Principal Research Fellow, CARRS-Q

    Dr Ioni Lewis - Ioni has 15 years’ experience in road safety and traffic psychology research. She is based at the Queensland University of Technology’s (QUT) Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety - Queensland (CARRS-Q) where she is currently a Senior Research Fellow. Ioni’s expertise is in the development and evaluation of road safety advertising messages, drawing upon social psychological perspectives. She has led the development of an innovative conceptual framework, The Step approach to Message Design and Testing (SatMDT) which she has applied in relation to the development and evaluation of road safety campaigns addressing high risk behaviours. Ioni has an extensive publication record comprising peer-reviewed journals, peer-reviewed full papers and abstracts for conferences, as well as reports for Government and Industry. Ioni has received invitations to present at international and national forums. In 2015, she was invited to the USA to consult on the development and evaluation of a large-scale National Driver Safety Education Campaign funded by the National Safety Council. In 2014, she was invited to present on health communications for injury prevention at the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. Ioni was the developer and Chair of the Organising Committee for the inaugural Australasian Symposium of Health Communication, Advertising and Marketing (Health CAM) in 2014. The Symposium, the only one of its kind to be dedicated to Health Communications in Australasia, featured international and national experts as guest speakers. Ioni was also Chair of the Scientific Committee of the 2015 Australasian Road Safety Conference (ARSC).

  • Jonathon Passmore

    Jonathon Passmore
    Technical Lead (Violence and Injury Prevention), World Health Organisation

    Jonathon is an Australian public health road safety and injury prevention specialist educated at the University of Western Australia (Bachelor of Science with Honours) and Curtin University of Technology (Master of Public Health and Post Graduate Diploma in Public Health).  Jonathon is an Associate Fellow of the Australasian College of Road Safety.

    Prior to first joining WHO, Jonathon worked for the Department of Health and Human Services in the Australian state of Victoria.

    Jonathon joined the WHO China Country Office in 2004 where he managed the collaborative road safety and injury prevention program for three years.

    Returning to Australia in 2007, Jonathon was the Manager for Major Projects (Road Safety) at the Victorian Transport Accident Commission (TAC) where he managed a range of road safety programs including police enhanced enforcement, motorcycle and vehicle safety and supported the development of TAC's internationally renowned road safety social marketing program.

    Jonathon returned to WHO in 2008 to coordinate the implementation in Viet Nam of the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety, a collaborative program led by the National Traffic Safety Committee and focusing on the prevention of drink-driving and strengthening motorcycle helmet wearing , two major road safety risk factors in Viet Nam.  

    Since 2013, Jonathon has been based in Manila at the Western Pacific Regional Office where he now coordinates all regional programs, providing technical and other support to WHO Country Offices and Member States in road safety, drowning prevention and the prevention of and response to interpersonal violence.

  • Kathrin Steffen

    Kathrin Steffen
    Senior Researcher, Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center

    Kathrin Steffen is a senior researcher from the Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center. Besides her research interests in injury epidemiology and prevention in the broader sports community, Kathrin is the project leader for national and international multimedia projects to disseminate knowledge in sports medicine. At present, she is working full time with the content management for a multi-lingual “SKADEFRI/GET SET – webpage/mobile application” on injuries and injury prevention in Olympic sports.

    Kathrin also serves as a research assistant at the Department of Medical & Scientific Activities in the International Olympic Committee (IOC). She is the assistant editor for the 4 annual issues of the IOC supported journal British Journal of Sports Medicine Injury Prevention & Health Protection, in addition to be involved in other IOC driven research projects.

    Kathrin improves life quality by enjoying time as a re-activated tennis player.

  • Professor Mark Stevenson

    Professor Mark Stevenson
    Epidemiologist and Professor of Urban Transport and Public Health, University of Melbourne

    Professor Mark Stevenson is an epidemiologist and Professor of Urban Transport and Public Health at the University of Melbourne. He is a National Health and Medical Research Council (Australia) Fellow, an Honorary Professor in the Peking University Health Science Centre, China and an advisor for injury to the Director General of the World Health Organisation.

    Prof Stevenson has worked on numerous national and international projects that have directly influenced transport policy and worked with both Federal and State Governments in Australia and internationally. He has led many research groups and is internationally recognized in the field of transport safety and public health. Prof Stevenson is the director of the newly established Transport, Health and Urban Design research hub (see https://msd.unimelb.edu.au/udth) comprising a cross-disciplinary research team exploring how the effects of urban form and transportation influence the health of residents in cities. 

  • Steve Marshall

    Steve Marshall

    Steve Marshall

    Steve Marshall, PhD, is an injury epidemiologist.  He is the Director of the University of North Carolina (UNC) Injury Prevention Research Center. He is also a professor of epidemiology in UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health and faculty in UNC’s Matthew Gfeller Sports-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Center.  Dr. Marshall has 25 years of experience and over 250 research publications in the fields of epidemiology and injury control.  He serves on the Executive Committee of the SafeStates Alliance, the Board of Advisors for the Datalys Center for Sports Injury Research and Prevention, and on the National Steering Committee for the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine’s Collaborative Research Network.