Adjunct Professor Judy Fleiter

    Adjunct Professor

    BA (RecMang), BBehavSc(Psych) (Hons) (QUT), PhD (QUT)

    Dr Fleiter has worked in the field of road safety for more than twenty years. In 2016 she joined the Global Road Safety Partnership as Global Manager, where she oversees a Road Policing Capacity Building Programme, a Road Safety Grants Programme supporting advocacy efforts for better road safety legislation, and together with Johns Hopkins University colleagues, co-hosts and co-delivers a suite of road safety leadership courses. This body of work spans a large range of low- and middle-income country contexts and her work has included capacity building of road safety organisations and agencies in Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, China, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Bangladesh, Argentina, Viet Nam, India, Ghana, Ukraine, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Kenya, Ecuador, and Namibia.

    Judy’s career contribution to international road safety was recognised by the 2022 Australasian College of Road Safety Fellowship award – the Australasian road safety community’s highest honour for an individual’s outstanding commitment and effectiveness in their efforts to reduce road trauma.

    Judy has contributed significant technical support to those seeking to improve road safety laws and initiatives in many low- and middle-income countries and has been an active contributor to the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration, including co-authoring a broad range of global guidance documents.

    Judy holds a PhD in Psychology (Road User Behaviour) from the Queensland University of Technology – her doctoral research examined a range of factors that influence speed choices in Australia and China. She was a student and staff member at CARRS-Q for fifteen years.  Judy was awarded a prestigious National Health and Medical Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship to continue investigating cross-cultural aspects of speeding behaviours. Her postdoctoral research spanned four years, two of which saw her embedded in one of China’s largest police training facilities. Her work has focused on behavioural-based research in speeding, speed management, drink driving enforcement, and driver licensing, focusing primarily on psychological and behaviour change principles to improve road safety.

    Judy has supervised a range of higher degree research students whose research work has spanned road safety-related issues in Pakistan, China and Australia. She has published extensively in the academic literature and continues to support research endeavours and research students in a variety of countries. Judy joins CARRS-Q as an Adjunct Professor.