Estelle Pretorius finished her master’s degree in 2020 with Asccodiate Professor Ioni Lewis and Adjunct Professor Mary Sheehan as supervisors. The title of the master’s thesis is “Cannabis and Driving: Background to inform a Harm Reduction Approach“. The project consisted of three studies, including an exploration of cannabis-involved fatal crashes in Queensland, and a survey of the general driver population, exploring their experiences of and attitudes to driving after cannabis use. The third study consisted of interviews with health care professional to gauge their knowledge of and attitudes to driving after cannabis use and dissemination of harm reduction information by health care providers.
Estelle commenced her PhD studies with the same supervisors late in 2020 and has recently completed a confirmation seminar on a follow-up research project entitled “Cannabis and Driving: An exploration of the attitudes and experiences of stakeholders, drivers, and passengers to inform the development of educational interventions“.
In the time not used to get better informed on people, their attitudes, and cannabis, Estelle likes spending time outdoors – gardening and cycling, mostly.
“Cannabis and Driving: An exploration of the attitudes and experiences of stakeholders, drivers, and passengers to inform the development of educational interventions”
Adjunct Professor Mary Sheehan and Professor Ioni Lewis