April dinner meeting - Speed cameras plus fatal nursing home incidents

  • 11 Apr 2019
  • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Auburn Hotel, corner Victoria St and Auburn Rd East Hawthorn, Melbourne

Drinks and networking with your FESA friends from 6:30 pm, then dinner with two great speakers presenting from 7:00 pm.  Book here.

The first will be Stuart McCormack from the Road Safety Camera Commission.  Stuart is an in-house consultant from ByteSmart), quoted by the commissioner as “a genius in analysing huge amounts of data”.  He will be speaking about speed cameras - how they work, how they are tested and validated, and more.

The second speaker will be Lyndal Bugeja from the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine (Research Lead, Violence Investigation, Training and Research Unit).  Dr Bugeja will speak about a recent project in which she examined fatal incidents involving nursing home residents, and some engineering solutions... a very handy discussion, given that there is a Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety currently under way. 

Two awesome speakers.     You can book here now.

More on the speakers

Bamboozled by quantum physics, Stuart McCormack quit Advanced Physics at Melbourne University in 1975 and took a job as a Computer Operator.  Having worked on distributing Australia's first credit card (no mean feat, using hardware with only 8 kB of rotating drum memory and zero hard disk).  He then returned to university and finished Computer Science and, oddly enough, abstract Mathematics.

Staurt ran his own R&D company, and has worked in print graphics, animation graphics, image processing and recognition systems.  He has developed systems in Finance, Hospital Auditing, Mineral Exploration and Land Management.  He wrote and presented a Business Management Simulation (we'd call it a game) for the Monash Mt Eliza Business School.

More recently he has been calculating Loss figures in major class action lawsuits, and working again with Speed Cameras.

Lyndal Bugeja has a joint appointment as an Associate Professor at the Department of Forensic Medicine and Monash Nursing and Midwifery. She has qualifications in criminology and a research doctorate in public health. Her experience in the conduct of medico-legal death investigations and the utility of information generated for these investigations has been applied to the prevention of injury and violence. She has contributed to the development of a number of mortality surveillance systems to enhance the medico-legal death investigation for the purposes of prevention.

In collaboration with research colleagues she has been awarded competitive grants from both international and national funding bodies, including the National Health and Medical Research Council, Australian Research Council and Department of Social Services.

Lyndal has designed and led a number of collaborative research studies that have culminated in the development of evidence-based recommendations to mitigate the risk of injury and violence. Her research has contributed to legislative and policy changes that subsequently reduced fatal injury. Lyndal is an accredited higher degree supervisor and has supervised students during internships and in Honours, Masters and PhD programs.




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