PhD Research: Examining Speeding Behaviour: An Application of Situational Action Theory

Despite ongoing research, there is still a lack of consensus as to the causes of speeding behaviour—resulting in a continued loss of life due to missed opportunities. This project will help bring clarity to this issue by applying a new approach to speeding research offered by Situational Action Theory (SAT). Guided by SAT, this research aims to discern not only how and why people speed, but also when and for whom speeding countermeasures will have a deterrent effect. Given this greater understanding, policy makers and researchers will be far better equipped to develop additional countermeasures and identify opportunities for early intervention to help reduce the detrimental consequences of this preventable behaviour.

Funding / Grants

  • Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend (2020 - 2023)

Other Team Members

Dr Beth Hardie, University of Cambridge (External Supervisor)