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Dr Kerry Armstrong

Faculty of Health,
School - Psychology and Counselling,
Research - CARRSQ


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
and associations
  • 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

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008



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


Research interests


postpartum sleepiness and safety-sensitive activities (such as driving)

drink driving – in particular women’s drink driving

drug driving

women’s drinking


Research grants

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.

This information has been contributed by Dr Kerry Armstrong.


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Research projects

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