Master of Science, Aeronautical Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, 1988.
Thesis for the degree of Doctor in Philosophy, faculty of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, 1998.
Research area: Personal injuries in road traffic accidents.
Title: Validity and Reliability of Vehicle Collision Data: Crash Pulse recorders for Impact Severity and Injury Risk Assessments in Real-Life Frontal Collisions.
Supervisors: Åke Nygren and Claes Tingvall.
Post Doctoral Fellowship at Monash University Accident Research Centre, Melbourne, Australia, 1999-10-15 – 2000-04-14.
Associate Professor at the Crash Safety Division of the Institution for Applied Mechanics at Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, 2002.
Professor in Traffic Safety at the Crash Safety Division of the Institution for Applied Mechanics at Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, 2011.
The aim of the research is to map parameters influencing the risk to be injured in road traffic accidents. The different projects are to a large extent based on accident data from Folksam, where an important source of information comes from crash pulse recorders, so called black boxes. They give information of the forces acting on the human in a crash. Together with data on injury outcome, detailed information of the car, the use of restraint systems and of how the road environment was designed, factors influencing the injury outcome are analyzed. The research is also based on more comprehensive data but with lower degree of detail, such as all crashes reported in Sweden reported by the police and hospitals (STRADA). These studies are more of an epidemiological kind.
Academic honours, awards and prizes
- “Guldhunden” from the company Cerberus in 1995. Every year the Swiss company Cerberus distributes the safety award. Cerberus is one of the largest manufacturers of automatic fire alarm systems. Folksams research department got the award with the motivation: Safety improving research regarding injury risks in road traffic accidents.
- The “Bertil Aldman Award” for outstanding contributions to the subject on impact biomechanics, from the International Research Council on the Biomechanics of Injury (IRCOBI), 2008.
Injury risk functions in frontal impacts using data from crash pulse recorders
Annals of advances in automotive medicine. Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine. Annual Scientific Conference 2012;56():267-76
Comparison Between Euro NCAP Test Results and Real-World Crash Data
TRAFFIC INJURY PREVENTION 2010;11(6):587-93
Priorities of pedestrian protection-A real-life study of severe injuries and car sources
ACCIDENT ANALYSIS AND PREVENTION 2010;42(6):1672-81
Variation in crash severity depending on different vehicle types and objects as collision partner
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CRASHWORTHINESS 2009;14(6):613-622
Intelligent Seat Belt Reminders-Do They Change Driver Seat Belt Use in Europe?
TRAFFIC INJURY PREVENTION 2008;9(5):446-9
Risk of permanent medical impairment (RPMI) in road traffic accidents
Annals of advances in automotive medicine. Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine. Annual Scientific Conference 2008;52():93-100
First car-to-car crashes involving young adult drivers: main patterns and their relation to car and driver characteristics
International journal of injury control and safety promotion 2006;13(3):179-86
Influence of seat geometry and seating posture on NIC(max) long-term AIS 1 neck injury predictability
Traffic injury prevention 2006;7(1):61-9
The effectiveness of electronic stability control (ESC) in reducing real life crashes and injuries
Traffic injury prevention 2006;7(1):38-43
The use of seat belts in cars with smart seat belt reminders--results of an observational study
Traffic injury prevention 2006;7(2):125-9
Car safety and social differences in traffic injuries among young adult drivers: a study of two-car injury-generating crashes in Sweden
SAFETY SCIENCE 2005;43(1):1-10
The effectiveness of ESP (Electronic Stability Program) in reducing real life accidents
Traffic injury prevention 2004;5(1):37-41
The risk of whiplash injury in the rear seat compared to the front seat in rear impacts
Traffic injury prevention 2003;4(2):136-40
How crash severity in rear impacts influences short- and long-term consequences to the neck
ACCIDENT ANALYSIS AND PREVENTION 2000;32(2):187-95
Neck injuries in frontal impacts: influence of crash pulse characteristics on injury risk
ACCIDENT ANALYSIS AND PREVENTION 2000;32(2):197-205
CRASH PULSE RECORDER - VALIDATION IN FULL-SCALE CRASH TESTS
ACCIDENT ANALYSIS AND PREVENTION 1995;27(5):717-27