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Dr Ashim Debnath
Discipline *
Public Health and Health Services, Transportation and Freight Services
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PhD in Transportation Engineering (National University of Singapore)

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Editorial and Referee roles:

  • Associate Editor, The Journal of Navigation, Cambridge Journals
  • Referee, Accident Analysis and Prevention, Elsevier
  • Referee, Safety Science, Elsevier
  • Referee, Transportation Research Record, Elsevier
  • Referee, Journal of Transportation Engineering, ASCE
  • Referee, Transportation Research Part A, Elsevier
  • Referee, Transportation Research Part D, Elsevier
  • Referee, Transportation Research Part F, Elsevier
  • Referee, Journal of Transportation Safety & Security, Taylor and Francis
  • Referee, Traffic Injury Prevention, Taylor and Francis
  • Referee, Transportmetrica, Taylor and Francis
  • Referee, Cities, Elsevier

Work Zone Safety, Statistical and Econometric Methods, Surrogate Measures of Safety, Speeding and Speed Control, Roadwork Safety, Traffic Conflict Technique, Work Zone Traffic Management, Navigational Safety, Bicycle and motorcycle safety, Smart and Sustainable Transport

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


Dr Ashim Debnath was awarded PhD (Transportation Engineering) by the National University of Singapore in 2010. Prior to joining QUT in 2012, he was a Lecturer in Civil Engineering at the Swinburne University of Technology and formerly a Research Fellow at the National University of Singapore. Dr Debnath is an expert in traffic safety modelling using statistical methods. His primary research interests include Work zone safety (roadworks traffic management, roadworks safety), Vulnerable road user safety (bicyclists, motorcyclists), Surrogate measures of safety (Traffic Conflict Technique, speed modelling), and Advanced statistical models. Dr Ashim Debnath is a recognised expert in Australian roadwork safety and traffic management, as evidenced by his prestigious membership in the “Committee on Work Zone Traffic Control” (AHB55) of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) in the United States. He also serves another TRB committee as a young member – “Committee on Motorcycles and Mopeds” (ANF30). Dr Debnath is a registered Road Safety Auditor in Queensland, accredited by the Department of Transport and Main Roads, Queensland. He has led many research projects funded by Australian transport authorities, including Austroads, Transport and Main Roads (TMR) in Queensland, Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) in New South Wales, and Brisbane City Council (BCC) in Queensland. He has published many articles in high-impact peer-reviewed journals, including the Accident Analysis & Prevention, Safety Science, Transportation Research Record, Transport Policy, Cities, and Journal of Navigation. A selection of published articles by Dr Debnath can be found under Publications.  For a full list of publications, email: Dr Debnath is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Navigation. In addition, he is an active reviewer of many international journals including the Accident Analysis & Prevention, Safety Science, Journal of Transportation Engineering, Transportation Research Record, Transportation Research Part F, and Journal of Transportation Safety and Security.  For a full CV, please contact Dr Debnath:

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