Professor Narelle Haworth

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Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology) (Monash University)

Professor Narelle Haworth AM BA(Hons), PhD Professor Narelle Haworth works at CARRS-Q, the Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety-Queensland and has 30 years’ experience in road safety research.  In 2021 she was made a Member in the General Division (AM) of the Order of Australia for significant service to the road transport industry, and to accident research. She was awarded the 2013 Australasian College of Road Safety Fellowship “for her outstanding contribution as an internationally recognised researcher in the road safety field and for her major contribution as a policy advisor at the state, national and international level”.  She is a member of of the US National Academy of Science TRB Committees AC000 - Safety and Operations Group and ACH20 - Standing Committe on Bicycle Transportation.  Until recently she was Chair of the Committee on Motorcycles and Mopeds. These prestigious appointments give CARRS-Q and QUT international recognition by the top international transport board, and is particularly important given the growing importance of deaths and injuries of vulnerable road users. Professor Haworth’s focus has been on improving the safety of vulnerable road users – pedestrians, bicyclists and motorcyclists – and the synergies among both risk factors and road safety measures for these three groups.  She has also stressed the importance of the interaction between safety and environmental and other health outcomes for these groups.  A major thrust of her work has been to make policymakers aware of the relevance and impact of research on road safety practice, and to reinforce the need to focus on the most effective measures, notably speed reductions and road infrastructure as safety improvements. Her review of bicycle helmet research in 2010 helped the Queensland Government to retain compulsory helmet wearing laws in the face of vocal opposition.  Similarly, her analyses of the safety effects of allowing riding on the footpath by adults have provided support for maintaining current legislation in Queensland. Professor Haworth has led evaluations of graduated licensing schemes, pre-driver education programs in schools, motorcycle rider training, the introduction of the 50 km/h general urban speed limit, the WA child restraint fitting scheme, and roadside drug testing.  In addition, she has developed evaluation frameworks for the WA road safety strategy, Intelligent Speed Adaptation for heavy vehicles, and public bicycle schemes.  She led the team which evaluated the minimum passing distance rule trial in Queensland and provided expert reviews of several other projects undertaken by TMR in response to the Parliamentary Inquiry into Cycling.

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Reference year
2021
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Order of Australia, Member in the General Division (AM) for significant service to the road transport industry, and to accident research
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Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2013
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Australasian College of Road Safety Annual National Fellow
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Appointment to Prestigious Positions
Reference year
2021
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Appointed Vice-President - Policy, Australasian College of Road Safety
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Appointment to State/National/International Reference Group or Government Committees
Reference year
2021
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Transportation Research Board of the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, Member of Committee AC000 - Safety and Operations Group
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Appointment to State/National/International Reference Group or Government Committees
Reference year
2021
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Transportation Research Board of the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, Member of ACH20 - Standing Committee on Bicycle Transportation
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Visiting Professorships/Fellowships
Reference year
2021
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Visiting Professor, School of Design and Creative Arts, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
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Committee Role/Editor or Chair of an Academic Conference
Reference year
2017
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Transportation Research Board of the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, Chair of Standing Committee ANF30 Motorcycles and Mopeds
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Appointment to State/National/International Reference Group or Government Committees
Reference year
2016
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Appointed Chair of Queensland Government Serious Injury Expert Panel by the Minister for Road Safety
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Appointment to State/National/International Reference Group or Government Committees
Reference year
2017
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Member of Queensland Transport Minister's Cycling Advisory Group
Title
Examining Barriers Associated with the Uptake and Acceptability of Advanced Rider Assistance Systems
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
RSIF2-34
Start year
2021
Keywords
Title
Cycle Aware: Driving with Bikes
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP150100071
Start year
2016
Keywords
Title
CoopEcoSafe: a new cooperative, green and safe driving system
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP140102895
Start year
2014
Keywords
eco-driving; road safety; driver behavior
Title
The Australian naturalistic driving study: innovation in road safety research and policy
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP130100270
Start year
2014
Keywords
Road Safety; Naturalistic Driving Study; Driver Behaviour
Title
Integrating Technological and Organisational Approaches to Enhance the Safety of Roadworkers
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP100200038
Start year
2011
Keywords
Roadworker Safety; Road Construction Site Safety; Safety Culture; Workplace Health and Safety; Road Safety Policy; Speeding
Title
Reducing Aggression on Our Roads: Testing a Comprehensive Model of Aggressive Driving
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP110101425
Start year
2011
Keywords
Traffic Psychology; Driver Aggression; Road Safety; Driver Behaviour
Title
Safety in the Heavy Vehicle Industry: A Collaborative Response
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP0776308
Start year
2008
Keywords
Heavy Vehicle; Road Safety; Sleepiness; Road Transport; Injury Prevention; Occupational Safety
Title
Improving Child Safety in Cars
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP0776881
Start year
2007
Keywords
Childrens Safety; Injury Prevention; Motor Vehicle; Intervention