My name is Eric C Wigglesworth. I hold the degrees of Bachelor
of Science, Master of Science, Doctor of Applied Science and the
Honorary Degree of Doctor of Medicine.
My first doctorate was based on my first one hundred published
papers, several of which related to a series of investigations into
the causes of accidents at railway crossings in Victoria, carried
out at the request of the Victorian Government.
I have edited 5 books, and have published
more than 120 scientific papers in refereed journals, 16 of which
relate to accidents at railway level crossings. The list is available
In 1998, I was admitted to the Degree of Doctor of Medicine honoris
causa by the University of Tasmania "in recognition of
an outstanding contribution to improving the health and safety of
Australians, and to raising professional standards in this area".
In the Australia Day, 2000 Honours list, I was appointed a Member
in the Order of Australia (AM) for services to public health and
to accident prevention.