Dr David Rodwell

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Senior Research Officer

David is experienced in quantitative and qualitative data analysis and reporting, participant recruitment and management, preparation of ethics documentation, and has conducted extensive literature reviews.

Prior to commencing his PhD research, David was a Research Officer at CARRS-Q for 2 years. He has also worked on other varied projects including a clinical trial with fathers and mothers of newborn babies at the Institute of Health and Biomedical Research (IHBI) and on qualitative projects in the School of Psychology and Counselling at QUT.


“Investigating Perceptions of Emerging Technology in Driver Education”

David’s PhD research, which was submitted for examination in October 2018, examines how young people, parents, and professional driver educators perceive the use of advanced technologies, such as driving simulators, in novice driver education and training, and how driver education may be improved and augmented using psychosocial theory and these technologies.


Professor Narelle Haworth, Dr Gregoire Larue, Professor Barry Watson


  • Technology acceptance
  • Social and organisational psychology
  • Developmental psychology
  • Young drivers
  • Driver education and training
  • Driving simulation
  • Hazard perception training


Previous experience

PYB202 Social and Organisational Psychology

PYB204 Perception and Cognition