Dr Oscar Oviedo Trespalacios

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Strategic Research Fellow

PhD (Queensland University of Technology)

Dr Oscar Oviedo-Trespalacios is a Strategic Research Fellow at Queensland University of technology (QUT) with expertise in human factors engineering, injury prevention, intelligent transport systems, and transport safety and security. He specialises in the safety and security of road users (drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians) and the human factors of technological change in the transport system. Dr Oviedo-Trespalacios has extensive experience researching driver behaviour safety issues such as risky driving behaviour in international research projects in more than 25 countries. His clients and partnerships include all level of government (federal, state, and local) as well as private industry.

Dr Oviedo-Trespalacios regularly publish in major international journals like Accident Analysis and Prevention and Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology, his research is widely reported in Australian and international media, including the ABC, the New York Times, the Independent, the Men’s Health Magazine, and the Washington Post. In 2019, Dr Oviedo-Trespalacios received the Australasian College of Road Safety’s inaugural Young Leaders Oration Award in recognition of his inspiring work and growing reputation in distracted driving research. He has served as an expert witness in road safety cases in Australia courts.

Projects

Additional information

Title
Safe Distractions? Taking the Danger out of Competing Activities
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DE200101079
Start year
2020
Keywords
  • Predicting mobile phone engagement while driving based on roadway and environmental complexity
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Mark King
  • What are the mechanisms by which roadside advertising impacts on driver inattention and distraction?
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Adjunct Professor Barry Watson
  • The impact of the road environment and mobile phone distraction on driving behaviour
    MPhil, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Mark King
  • Applying a human factors approach to understanding bicycle peloton safety
    MPhil, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Mark King
  • The epidemiological and psychological risk of older pedestrian trauma and its association with elderly travel patterns and walking intentions
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Mark King
  • The Effect of Interrelationship among Built Environment, Safety and Security on Pedestrian Route Choice Behaviour
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Associate Professor Shimul (Md. Mazharul) Haque, Dr Md Kamruzzaman, Dr Mark King
  • Improving Drug Driving Deterrence
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Adjunct Professor Barry Watson, Professor Narelle Haworth