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Dr Lyndel Bates is a Senior Lecturer with the School of Criminology & Criminal Justice and Griffith Criminology Institute at Griffith University. She conducts research into a number of road safety and road policing areas.

The experiences of learner drivers, provisional drivers and supervisors with graduated driver licensing in two Australian jurisdictions (2012)

Dr Jesani Catchpoole is currently working as a data analyst for the Jamieson Trauma Institute and Queensland Injury Surveillance Unit, providing data analytic support for various injury research projects and data requests.

Developing and evaluating approaches for utilising injury data to support product safety initiatives (2015)

Dr James Damsere Derry is working at the Building and Road Research Institute in Ghana, continuing his research into road safety and transport issues.

The Prevalence of Alcohol Use among Road Users and Its Impact on Traffic Crash Severity in Ghana (2017)

Dr Kelly Dingli is the Manager for Research and Evidence at the Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC). She conducts research related to the social determinants of health, primary health care and suicide prevention.

Engaging Delinquent Adolescents in a School-Based Injury Prevention Program (2016)

Dr Elliot Fishman is Director of Transport Innovation at his consultancy, the Institute for Sensible Transport. In addition to working with many local and state governments on sustainable mobility policy, he has also worked for the OECD in Paris and runs annual study tours of transport innovation in The Netherlands.

Bikeshare: Barriers, Facilitators and Impacts on Car Use (2014)

Dr Michelle Fitts is an ARC DECRA Senior Research Fellow at Western Sydney University (based in Alice Springs). As part of this project, she is investigating the lived experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who have sustained a traumatic brain injury through family violence. She is also an Adjunct Research Fellow at James Cook University and Menzies School of Health Research.

An investigation into drink driving among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in regional and remote Queensland and the development of the ‘Hero to Healing’ program (2015)

Dr Judy Fleiter works with the Global Road Safety Partnership in Geneva. In her role as Global Manager, she manages a team who provide technical expertise to a range of NGOs and government agencies, primarily traffic police, to promote road safety in low and middle-income countries.

Examining psychosocial influences on speeding in Australian and Chinese contexts: A social learning approach (2010)

Dr Graham Fraine is currently Director-General, Queensland Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water. Since his PhD, he has held senior positions in the Queensland Government, including Deputy Under Treasurer with Queensland Treasury, Deputy Director-General of Customer Services, Safety and Regulation at the Department of Transport and Main Roads, and Deputy Director-General of Policy in the Department of the Premier and Cabinet.

At home on the road?: Territoriality and driver behaviour (2003)


Dr Cassandra Gauld is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at University of Newcastle, having obtained a 3-year Fellowship to work on road safety and driver distraction. Previously, Cassandra was a Research Associate at CARRS-Q, investigating young drivers and driver distraction, including the development and evaluation of public education messages relating to smartphone use and drink driving.

A Theory-Based Approach to the Development & Evaluation of Public Education Messages Aimed at Social Interactive Technology Use on Smartphones among Young Drivers (2017)

Dr Helen Haydon works for the Centre for Online Health at The University of Queensland. She is involved in various projects involving the implementation and evaluation of e-health and telehealth interventions.

Exploring Cultural, Social and Psychosocial Influences on Women’s Drinking across Age Cohorts (2015)

Dr Janelle MacKenzie is currently working in the QUT School of Design on the ARC Linkage Project “Intergenerational Park Design for Active & Engaged Communities”. She is investigating how park design influences the physical activity and social engagement of park users, particularly children and their carers.

Mother’s Sleepiness and Driving in the Postpartum Period (2016)

Dr Candice Potter is a Principal Behavioural Scientist working across several road safety topics at Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads. Candice previously worked for the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator on projects relating to heavy vehicle compliance and monitoring, as well as vehicle roadworthiness.

Challenging the Focus of Journey Management: Exploring the Influences of Miners’ Driving Decisions at the End of Shifts (2018)

Dr Rusdi Bin Rusli is a Senior Lecturer at the Politeknik Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin, Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia, and is continuing his research into road safety and transport issues.

Traffic Safety along Rural Mountainous Highways in Malaysia (2017)

Dr Socheata Sann is The Asia Foundation’s Program Director in Cambodia, overseeing a portfolio of programs, supporting staff and developing new programs for the Foundation. Socheata has more than 15 years experience working in road safety and disability issues, having previously worked for a number of international organisations.

Developing Effective Policies to Reduce Disability from Road Crashes in Cambodia (2017)

Dr Wonmongo Lacina Soro is an Associate Research Fellow at Deakin University, with a research focus on road safety and statistical modelling of transportation data. Soro was awarded a QUT Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award in 2020 to recognise his outstanding contribution to heavy truck safety analysis and the standard of excellence demonstrated in higher degree practice.

Towards an understanding of financial influences on heavy vehicle safety outcomes (2020)

Dr Teodora Stefanova is a Senior Human Factors Consultant at WSP-UK and works on a number of national and international rail projects as part of the People-Centred Design team (Rail Advisory).

Factors shaping pedestrians’ unsafe behaviour at actively protected level crossings (2015)

Dr Muhammed Navid Tahir is part of the ADB team which is formulating the National Road Safety Action Plan for Pakistan. Navid is also an Evaluation Consultant with the Government of Punjab identifying gaps in the Public Health Delivery System.

Road Safety Aspects of Motorcycle Rickshaws in Pakistan (2018)

Verity Truelove Dr Verity Truelove is a Research Fellow at the Road Safety Research Collaboration, University of the Sunshine Coast, with a research focus on road rule compliance.

Investigating the Role of Deterrence in Promoting Road Rule Compliance Among Young Drivers (2020)

Dr Getu Segni Tulu is a Road Safety Lead Engineer for road design and transportation at Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety in Addis Ababa.

Pedestrian Crashes in Ethiopia: Identification of contributing factors through modelling of exposure and road environment variables (2015)

Dr Atiyeh Vaezipour is a Research Fellow at The University of Queensland, developing and evaluating innovative driving rehabilitation technology solutions to improve the delivery of evidence-based health services. She is also a sessional academic at QUT’s Science and Engineering Faculty.

Design and Development of an In-Vehicle Human Machine Interface for Eco-Safe Driving (2018)

Dr Rabbani Rash-ha Wahi is an Engineer at Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads, with a very strong emphasis in the areas of road safety and design of road infrastructure. He previously worked for Brisbane City Council, maximising the operational safety and efficiency of the road network.

Towards an understanding of the factors associated with severe injuries to cyclists in crashes with motor vehicles (2018)

Dr Amy Williamson is a Senior Behavioural Insights Advisor at the New Zealand Transport Agency. She provides behavioural advice to support strategies, programs and projects across the business to help ensure that they have the best impact and achieve safety outcomes. She has played a key role in the development of the Agency’s Regulatory Strategy with ongoing involvement in its implementation and alignment with outcomes sought by New Zealand’s new Road Safety Strategy.

Learning from the positive for preventable injury in the workplace: can non-deterrence based approaches encourage compliance? (2019)

Dr Hollie Wilson is the Allied Health Manager of the Alcohol and Drug Information Service (Metro North Mental Health Alcohol & Drug Service). Hollie continues to have a visiting fellowship at QUT.

Reducing Recidivism by First Time Drink Driving Offenders (2015)

Dr Darren Wishart is a Senior Lecturer in Organisational Psychology within the School of Applied Psychology at Griffith University. Darren also works with industry to improve work driving safety in conjunction with the National Road Safety Partnership Program.

The Challenge of Developing a Fleet Driving Risk Assessment Tool: What Can Be Learned from the Process? (2015)