Where are our graduates now?

Dr Candice Potter Challenging the Focus of Journey Management: Exploring the Influences of Miners’ Driving Decisions at the End of Shifts (2018) Candice is a Principal Behavioural Scientist at the Department of Transport and Main Roads working across a number of road safety topics. Candice has also worked for the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator on projects relating to heavy vehicle compliance and monitoring, as well as vehicle roadworthiness.


Dr Muhammed Navid Tahir Road Safety Aspects of Motorcycle Rickshaws in Pakistan (2018) Navid is now part of the ADB team who is formulating the National Road Safety Action Plan for Pakistan. Navid is also an Evaluation Consultant with the Government of Punjab identifing gaps in the Public Health Delivery System.


Dr Oscar Oviedo-Trespalacios A New Model for Behavioural Adaption in Distracted Driving (2017) Oscar is now a Research Associate at CARRS-Q with expertise in human factors engineering, cognitive engineering, industrial safety, traffic safety, human-systems integration, and data analysis.
Dr Rusdi Bin Rusli Traffic Safety along Rural Mountainous Highways in Malaysia (2017) Rusdi has accepted a position at the Politeknik Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin, Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia as a senior lecturer and is continuing his research into road safety and transport issues.

Dr Cassandra Gauld A Theory-Based Approach to the Development and Evaluation of Public Education Messages Aimed at Social Interactive Technology Use on Smartphones among Young Drivers (2017) Cassandra is now a Research Associate at CARRS-Q.  She is involved in various projects including the development and evaluation of public education messages and other interventions targeting smartphone use while driving, and young drivers’ attitudes towards drink driving.
Dr James Damsere Derry The Prevalence of Alcohol Use among Road Users and Its Impact on Traffic Crash Severity in Ghana (2017) James is working at the Building and Road Research Institute in Ghana, continuing his research into road safety and transport issues.
  Dr Darren Wishart The Challenge of Developing a Fleet Driving Risk Assessment Tool: What Can Be Learned from the Process? (2015)  

After working with CARRS-Q for 15 years and completing a PhD, Dr Darren Wishart has taken up a position with the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) as Principal Professional Leader  of Safe Systems and Human Factors in ARRB’s Queensland office. In conjunction with this role leading a highly skilled and competent team, Darren also continues to work with industry to improve work driving safety in conjunction with the National Road Safety Partnership Program.  As a passionate researcher and motorcyclist Darren is also still highly involved in motorcycle safety research. He is also a registered psychologist in Queensland.


Dr Hollie Wilson Reducing Recidivism by First Time Drink Driving Offenders (2015)
Hollie is the Allied Health Manager of the Alcohol and Drug Information Service (Metro North Mental Health Alcohol & Drug Service), Queensland’s 24/7 telephone service for anyone experiencing issues with alcohol and other drug use. Hollie continues to have a visiting fellowship at QUT and has roles covering teaching and research relating to substance use interventions.


Dr Helen Haydon Exploring Cultural, Social and Psychosocial Influences on Women’s Drinking across Age Cohorts (2015)
Helen has recently commenced at the Centre for Online Health, The University of Queensland. She is involved in various projects involving the implementation and evaluation of e-health and telehealth interventions. These interventions help to improve access to health services in a range of settings (e.g. remote and regional communities, correctional facilities, support for carers of people with brain tumours). Helen is a Registered Psychologist who has experience in health services research.


Dr Getu Segni Tulu Pedestrian Crashes in Ethiopia: Identification of contributing factors through modelling of exposure and road environment variables (2015) Getu is a Road Safety Lead Engineer for road design and transportation, at Bloomberg initiative for Global Road Safety, Addis Ababa.


Dr Jason Edwards Safety Culture and the Australian Heavy Vehicle Industry: A Concept in Chaos – An Industry in Need (2014)
Jason is a research associate with CARRS-Q. In 2016 he was a recipient of a three year Advance Queensland Fellowship to continue his research into safety culture across Australian industries in collaboration with Workplace Health and Safety Queensland.


Dr Lyndel Bates The experiences of learner drivers, provisional drivers and supervisors with graduated driver licensing in two Australian jurisdictions (2012)
Lyndel is a Senior Lecturer with the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice and Griffith Criminology Institute at Griffith University. She conducts research into a number of road safety and road policing areas.


Dr Ross Blackman The Increased Popularity of Mopeds and Motor Scooters: Exploring Usage Patterns and Safety Outcomes (2012)
Ross is now a Research Fellow at CARRS-Q whose road safety research areas include motorcycles and scooters, road work zones, rural/remote, tourism-related issues and road safety auditing.


Dr Judy Fleiter Examining psychosocial influences on speeding in Australian and Chinese contexts: A social learning approach (2010) Judy works with the Global Road Safety Partnership, based in Geneva, Switzerland. In her role as Global Manager, she manages a team who provide technical expertise to a range of NGOs and government agencies, primarily traffic police, to promote road safety in low and middle income countries.
 Dr Gregoire Larue  Predicting effects of monotony on driver’s vigilance (2010)
Gregoire is a Senior Research Fellow at CARRS-Q and holds a fellowship from the Australasian Centre for Rail Innovation. His expertise combines human factors, simulated and naturalistic studies, and data analysis, and he applies them on both road and rail safety.
 Professor Barry Watson
 The Psychosocial Characteristics and On-Road Behaviour of Unlicensed Drivers (2004)
 Barry is currently a research-intensive professor at CARRS-Q. From 2008 and 2015, he was the Director of CARRS-Q and responsible for the overall operation of the Centre. Between 2015 and 2017, he was the Chief Executive Officer of the Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP), which is hosted by the Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Geneva, Switzerland.