Associate Professor Jason Thompson

With a background in Psychology and Medicine, Jason’s work is focused on the translation of research into practice across the areas of transportation, heavy-vehicle safety, public health, post-injury rehabilitation, and system design.

Jason has expertise in methods of computational social science for the modelling of urban, social, organisational, safety, rehabilitation, and active transport networks (e.g., cycling and walking) and has pioneered their use and publication in areas of traditional medical and transportation research. Statistical analyses and computational social modelling he conducted for Victorian Transport Accident Commission has contributed to tens of millions of dollars in savings for the Victorian community since its development in 2010.

Jason maintains membership of the European Complex Systems Society, Australian College of Road Safety, Australasian Society of Behavioural Medicine, Australian Economics Society, American Psychological Society – Rehabilitation Psychology Division, Australian Injury Prevention Network, Australian Institute of Policy and Science, and is a Registered Psychologist.


Associate Investigator


  • Agent-based modelling

  • Medicine

  • Psychology

  • Public Health

  • Transport