Sonali Nandavar

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PhD Scholar

BBehavSc (Psych)/BBus, BBehSc (Hons)

After three years as a Research Officer for CARRS-Q, Sonali has now commenced a PhD research study.

She has gained invaluable experience in both quantitative and qualitative research methods and analyses. Specifically, Sonali has conducted extensive literature reviews on a range of road safety topics, collected data through facilitating focus groups and interviews, running computerised experiments and administering online surveys, and has analysed data through quantitative (e.g., statistical analyses) and qualitative methods (e.g., thematic analysis). She is also experienced in writing technical reports and academic journal articles.

DOCTORAL RESEARCH

“Understanding the lived experiences of drivers responsible for unintentional road trauma: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis”

THESIS SUPERVISORS

Associate Professor Ioni Lewis and Professor Jane Shakespeare-Finch

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Road safety advertising
  • Factors which influence road users’ engagement in high risk behaviours
  • Altruistic driving
  • Automated vehicles
  • Advanced driver assistance systems

AWARDS

QUT Scholarship

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