- Dr Kerry Armstrong
- Senior Research Fellow
Faculty of Health,
School - Psychology and Counselling,
Research - CARRSQ
- IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects,
IHBI Psych and Counc - IPTM
- Discipline *
- Psychology, Criminology
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Doctor of Philosophy (Queensland University of Technology), Bachelor of Social Science (Queensland University of Technology)
- Professional memberships
- 2004 – current: Registered Psychologist (Queensland).
- 2009 – current: Australian College of Road Safety (ACRS)
Alcohol And Culture, Drink Driving, Drug Driving, Fatigue, Sleepiness, Post-Partum Fatigue, Women Drinking Culture
Dr Kerry Armstrong is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety – Queensland, Australia.
She has been actively involved in road safety analysis, initiatives, and research for the past 15 years and has an established national and international profile.
She was awarded a prestigious three-year QUT Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellowship which she commenced in January, 2016.
Kerry is a registered psychologist and holds a PhD from QUT. She is Chair of the Australasian College of Road Safety (ACRS) – QLD Chapter (2009-current).
University Committee Representation
2015-current: University Academic Board
2015-current: University Learning and Teaching Committee
2015-current: University Appeals Committee
2015-current: IHBI Injury Prevention Program Community Theme Leader
2012-2015: CARRS-Q School and Community Theme Leader
2010-2013: IHBI Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation Domain Executive Steering Group
2009-2010: Faculty of Health Equity Committee
postpartum sleepiness and safety-sensitive activities (such as driving)
drink driving – in particular women’s drink driving
Kerry has been involved, as either a chief or co-investigator, in attracting close to $5 million in research grants and consultancies, with the outcomes being published numerous articles in high quality journals or disseminated via presentations at both national and international conferences.
Her contributions advance several key priorities of the QUT Blueprint through her national leadership in the areas of injury prevention, knowledge transfer via consulting services, and translation of research to policy. She had led or managed a number of projects which have had direct impact on the development and implementation of policy and legislation.
- Watling HA, Armstrong KA, (2015) Exploring the influences of country-level factors on mature-aged women's drink driving attitudes, Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour p57-65
- Armstrong KA, Mackenzie JE, Smith SS, (2015) Postpartum sleepiness and sleepy driving in Australian mothers, International Journal of Health Promotion and Education p76-86
- Filtness AJ, Armstrong KA, Watson AL, Smith SS, (2015) Sleep-related crash characteristics: Implications for applying a fatigue definition to crash reports, Accident Analysis and Prevention p1-5
- Armstrong KA, Thunstrom H, Davey JD, Darvell MJ, (2014) A qualitative exploration of young women's drinking experiences and associated protective behaviours, Journal of Youth Studies p749-762
- Filtness AJ, Mackenzie JE, Armstrong KA, (2014) Longitudinal change in sleep and daytime sleepiness in postpartum women, PLoS One p1-7
- Armstrong KA, Watling H, Watson AL, Davey JD, (2014) Profile of women detected drink driving via Roadside Breath Testing (RBT) in Queensland, Australia, between 2000 and 2011, Accident Analysis and Prevention p67-74
- Davey JD, Armstrong KA, Martin PJ, (2014) Results of the Queensland 2007-2012 roadside drug testing program: The prevalence of three illicit drugs, Accident Analysis and Prevention p11-17
- Armstrong KA, Filtness AJ, Watling CN, Barraclough PJ, Haworth NL, (2013) Efficacy of proxy definitions for identification of fatigue/sleep-related crashes: An Australian evaluation, Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour p242-252
- Obst PL, Armstrong KA, Smith SS, Banks T, (2011) Age and gender comparisons of driving while sleepy: Behaviours and risk perceptions, Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour p539-542
- Armstrong KA, Obst PL, Banks T, Smith SS, (2010) Managing driver fatigue: education or motivation?, Road and Transport Research p14-20
For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.
Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)
- Developing Female Specific Intervention Strategies to Reduce the Alarming Levels of Risky Alcohol Consumption by Young Women
- Primary fund type
- CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
- Project ID
- Start year
- Alcohol, Culture, Women