Wendy Taylor

Master of Philosophy candidate

DipBus(Gov), GradDip Road Safety, AdvDip OHS, BA

Life has revolved around being a motorcyclist since I was 18. In mid-2000 after witnessing a crash where a car driver failed to give way to a rider I became interested and immersed in helping to improve motorcycle safety. Participation is wide-ranging: volunteer in community road safety serving on assorted road safety/motorcycle safety panels, committees and working groups, road safety auditor, executive member of motorcycle social organisations, practitioner and project manager.

MASTERS RESEARCH

“Identify and understand women in Australasia who ride motorcycles, to inform the approach to safety, risk and research”

THESIS SUPERVISORS

Professor Narelle Haworth and Dr Ross Blackman

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Motorcycle safety
  • The psychology inherent in road engineering
  • Road safety audit
  • Vulnerable road users
  • Safe system evolution

AWARDS

Australasian Road Safety Research, Policy and Education Conference 2009, Sydney, Road Safety Practitioner award

Transport Accident Commission Victoria Road Safety Award 2015 – Engineering Controls Commendation