Keynote Speakers

  • 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 Alison Baker-Lewton

    Dr Alison Baker-Lewton
    Senior Lecturer

    Alison Baker-Lewton is a Senior Lecturer in Social Pedagogy in the College of Arts and Education at Victoria University in Melbourne. She received her PhD in Psychology in the Public Interest (Community Psychology) at North Carolina State University. Her research draws on critical community psychology, public health and education to explore how inequality impacts young people from marginalized backgrounds, focusing on social identities, sense of belonging and health and well-being. This research has focused on the contexts and ecologies of young people’s lives, including neighborhoods, schools and local arts and sports programs.

    Over the past several years a significant part of her research has examined racialisation as a form of structural violence and its impact on young people in Australia. This has included experiences of both adults and young people of African background who have come to Australia as migrants/refugees, drawing attention to the role of settings and activities (i.e. sports, alternative education, community-based arts) as well as the symbolic resources deployed in the development of identity, belonging, and social action.  In her research she has mobilised critical race theories and liberation psychology to map empowered community responses and narratives of resistance. Using visual and sound research methodologies, this work has explored possibilities for social change and activism through public and community pedagogies. 

  • 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.

  • Marlene Longbottom

    Marlene Longbottom
    Research Fellow, Indigenous Health, Australian Health Services Research Institute, University of Wollongong

    Ms Longbottom is from Roseby Park mission (Jerrinja) a former government reserve established in 1902 as part of the NSW Aboriginal Protection Act. She is from the Yuin Nation of the Dharawal and Dhurga language groups of the South Coast of New South Wales. Her research background has been implementing community based participatory research through critical Indigenous feminism and more recently, critical race theory and intersectionality as it applies to Aboriginal Australians. Her area of interest includes violence and trauma in Indigenous communities, gendered studies, public health, race, political studies and critical Indigenous research methodologies. Prior to moving into the research and university sector Marlene was employed in numerous Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in urban, rural and remote settings in Australia providing direct service delivery in health and human services. This has provided her with an extensive experience of working with Indigenous Australian communities, translating complex health, policy and research information, to ensure Indigenous communities are active participants of the research process. Her approach to research is one of enacting social justice and bringing forth the voices of populations where they may otherwise be silenced. Marlene’s PhD is seeking to understand Aboriginal women’s experiences of interpersonal violence and the support mechanisms available in the Shoalhaven, in partnership with Waminda South Coast Women’s Health and Welfare Service Aboriginal Corporation. As an early career academic, Marlene has published in international and Australian journals, successfully obtained research and program grants. From November to December 2016, Marlene was invited to attend Purdue University as a Visiting Scholar with the African American Studies and Research Centre based within the College of Liberal Arts. Marlene brings with her a large network of Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers both nationally and internationally.

  • Professor Andrea Gielen

    Professor 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.

  • 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

    Professor Steven Marshall

    Professor Steven 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.