Meet our Graduates

Some of our graduates

CARRS-Q graduates work across the road safety and injury prevention sector in Queensland, within Australia and internationally. Our internationally recognised program has achieved real-world results demonstrated by the high-level and influential roles held by our graduates, including Queensland Department of Transport & Main Roads and Global Road Safety Partnership. Many of our graduates continue to work at CARRS-Q.

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 the Science and Engineering Faculty at QUT. 

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

Dr Candice Potter is a Principal Behavioural Scientist at the Department of Transport and Main Roads working across several road safety topics. 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 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)

Dr Oscar Oviedo-Trespalacios is a Research Fellow at CARRS-Q with expertise in human factors engineering, cognitive engineering, industrial safety, traffic safety, human-systems integration and data analysis.

A New Model for Behavioural Adaption in Distracted Driving (2017)

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 Cassandra Gauld is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at The 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 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 on disability issues, having previously worked for a number of international organisations.

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

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 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 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)

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 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 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 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 Jason Edwards is a Research Associate with CARRS-Q. In 2016 he was a recipient of a three year Advance Queensland Fellowship to continue his research into safety culture across Australian industries in collaboration with Workplace Health & Safety Queensland.

Safety Culture and the Australian Heavy Vehicle Industry: A Concept in Chaos – An Industry in Need (2014)

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 Ross Blackman is a Research Fellow at CARRS-Q, whose research areas include motorcycles and scooters, road work zones, rural/remote, tourism-related issues and road safety auditing.

The Increased Popularity of Mopeds and Motor Scooters: Exploring Usage Patterns and Safety Outcomes (2012)

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 Gregoire Larue is a Senior Research Fellow at CARRS-Q and holds a fellowship from the Australasian Centre for Rail Innovation. His expertise is a combination of human factors, simulated and naturalistic studies, and data analysis, which he applies to road and rail safety.

Predicting effects of monotony on driver’s vigilance (2010)

Professor Barry Watson is a research-intensive Professor at CARRS-Q. From 2008-2015, he was Director of CARRS-Q. From 2015-2017, he was Chief Executive Officer of the Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP), which is hosted by the Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Geneva.

The Psychosocial Characteristics and On-Road Behaviour of Unlicensed Drivers (2004)