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Tom Gibson





As Principal and founding Managing Director, Tom’s vast experience and knowledge in the areas of injury biomechanics and automotive engineering is what drives HIE. His international reputation is the result of thirty years experience in industry, academia and consulting. Tom’s qualifications in automotive crash injury causation include a Masters degree in Automotive Engineering from Cranfield University (UK) and a PhD focused on whiplash associated disorders from the University of NSW (Australia). After working for many years as Vice President of Biokinetics & Associates, Canada’s foremost authority on the assessment of impact injury, Tom returned to Australia in 1996 to establish HIE. Tom is a Visiting Professor at the University of Technology Sydney.


Areas of Specialisation


Injury biomechanics, automotive engineering, design and evaluation of protective systems, numerical modelling




  • Visiting Professor, Faculty of Science - University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

  • Former Chair, National Panel on the Biomechanics of Impact Injury, Engineers Australia


Publications and Reports 


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Dr Gibson's complete Curriculum Vitae is available on request.




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