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- Dr Lyndel Bates
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PhD (Queensland University of Technology)
Dr Lyndel Bates joined the Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety – Queensland (CARRS-Q) as a Lecturer in 2013. Dr Bates has research and teaching interests predominantly in road safety and traffic law enforcement, work integrated learning and translating research into policy. She has worked in senior management and research roles in the public sector for more than ten years. In 2012, she completed her PhD with CARRS-Q examining the Graduated Driver Licensing systems in two Australian states (Queensland and New South Wales). The program of research involved surveys of learner and provisional drivers, as well the supervisors of learner drivers, in both metropolitan and regional areas of the states. The research provided new insights into how licensing systems do influence the behaviour of learner and provisional drivers, particularly through mandating supervised practice, requiring the use of log books and enabling police enforcement. The research has also provided important benchmark information for evaluating future safety initiatives for new drivers.
For over 10 years Dr Bates worked with the Queensland Parliamentary Service. While working for the Queensland Parliamentary Service, she was Research Director for a number of parliamentary committees with responsibility for road safety and transport issues (including the Travelsafe Committee, Economic Development Committee and the Transport and Local Government Committee). Her parliamentary experience provided her with unique skills in, and an understanding of, the translation of research into policy. Dr Bates has worked as a Research Fellow with the Policing and Security team at the University of Queensland’s Institute for Social Science Research, and as a Lecturer in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Griffith University.
- Bates A, Bates LJ, (2013) Work-integrated learning courses: An essential component for preparing students to work in statutory child protection?, Asia - Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education p45-58
- Bates L, Soole D, Watson B, (2012) The effectiveness of traffic policing in reducing traffic crashes, Policing and Security in Practice: Challenges and Achievements p90-109
- Scott-Parker BJ, Bates LJ, Watson BC, King MJ, Hyde MA, (2011) The impact of changes to the graduated driver licensing program in Queensland, Australia on the experiences of Learner drivers, Accident Analysis and Prevention p1301-1308
- Bates L, Watson BC, King MJ, (2010) Mobility and safety are conflicting goals for transport policy makers when making decisions about graduated driver licensing, International Journal of Health Promotion and Education p46-51
- Bates LJ, (2010) Parliamentary committees are important in developing policy: evidence from a Queensland case study, Australasian Parliamentary Review p14-26
- Bates L, Watson BC, King MJ, (2010) Required hours of practice for learner drivers: A comparison between two Australian jurisdictions, Journal of Safety Research p93-97
- Bates L, Watson BC, King MJ, (2009) Driving and licensing experiences of learner drivers in two Australian states prior to major changes in the licensing laws, Journal of the Australasian College of Road Safety p51-55
- Bates L, Hansen R, (2008) Parliamentary committees turn road safety research and ideas into practice: examples from Australia, International Journal of Health Promotion and Education p123-127
- Bates L, Watson B, King M, (2008) The structure of the learner licence affects the type of experiences novices gain during this phase - Examples from Queensland and New South Wales, Journal of the Australasian College of Road Safety p36-42
- Bates A, Bates M, Bates LJ, (2007) Preparing students for the professional workplace: Who has responsibility for what?, Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education p121-129
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