Research

CARRS-Q undertakes research into road safety and injury prevention in order to address the enormous human, economic and social costs resulting from road crashes. We analyse behavioural patterns to develop countermeasures to prevent injury, and are committed to achieving real and long-term results by providing research based information to policy makers and the community.

Since its inception, CARRS-Q has grown to have over 80 staff and students. Our key asset is the dedicated and skilled staff assembled over the last 20 years, whose expertise is augmented by the postgraduate research students who are enrolled and supported through the Centre. Our research encompasses intelligent transport systems, regulation and enforcement, transport safety (particularly railway level crossing safety), occupational safety, school and community injury prevention (including injury surveillance and trauma data quality) and emerging areas of transport policy, including eco driving and active transport.

Our multidisciplinary team have expertise in computer science, human factors, psychology, sociology, design, mathematics and statistics. CARRS-Q exemplifies an approach to shaping and informing public debate that works through long-term partnerships with key government and industry bodies.

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Examples of some of CARRS-Q research interests include:

Prof Andry Rakotonirainy : Intelligent Transport Systems, pervasive computing, road safety
Dr Angela Watson : Data linkage, data quality, injury data, road safety, data analysis
Dr Gregoire Larue : Infrastructure and other transport modes, Intelligent Transport Systems
Dr Ioni Lewis : Road safety advertising, message design and evaluation (and evaluation methodologies), health communication, persuasion, attitude-behaviour relations, health behaviour change
A/Prof James Freeman : Method effects, deterrence, risk assessment, perceptions of risk, value of self-report data, origins of rule compliance
Dr Jason Edwards : Workplace health and safety, road safety, safety culture, traffic safety culture, psychology, heavy vehicle transport
Prof Jeremy Davey : Alcohol and other drug use, drink driving, drug driving, road safety, safety intervention programs, workplace safety
A/Prof Kerry Armstrong : Alcohol and culture, drink driving, drug driving, fatigue, sleepiness, post-partum fatigue, women drinking culture
Dr Mark King : Translating research into practice, road user behaviour, road safety in developing countries, vulnerable road users, older road users, young drivers, vision and driving, drink driving, road safety strategy and policy, road environment and vehicle factors
Emeritus Prof Mary Sheehan : Drink driving, health promotion, rural and remote road safety, school transport safety, youth risk-taking
Prof Narelle Haworth : Road safety, injury prevention, bicycle safety, motorcycle safety, workzone safety
Dr Ronald Schroeter : Human-computer interaction, in-vehicle information systems, interaction design, mobile applications, road safety, ubiquitous computing, urban computing, urban informatics, user experience
Adjunct Prof Victor Siskind : Epidemiology, road safety, statistical analysis

Contact

Andrea McCrindle, Research Manager: a.mccrindle@qut.edu.au or +61 7 3138 4873.