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Professor Narelle Haworth

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


Professor Narelle Haworth
Acting Centre Director, CARRS-Q
Faculty of Health,
School - Psychology and Counselling,
Research - CARRSQ
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
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Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology) (Monash University)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Fellow and member of the National Executive Committee, Australasian College of Road Safety
  • Member, US Transportation Research Board Committee ANF30 – Motorcycles and Mopeds
  • Chair, Scientific Committee for the Occupational Safety in Transport Conference 2014
  • Member, International Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety
  • Member, EU COST Action TU1101: Towards safer bicycling through optimization of bicycle helmets and usage

Road safety, Injury prevention, Bicycle safety, Motorcycle safety, Workzone safety

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


Professor Narelle Haworth is the Professor in Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation at CARRS-Q and holds a Doctorate of Philosophy from Monash University and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours 1) Degree from the University of Wollongong.

In her previous position at the Monash University Accident Research Centre, Professor Haworth managed a wide variety of research projects across a range of safety and injury prevention issues spanning the breadth of human factors issues across all modes. This has provided her with knowledge of the interplay of technical, human and organisational factors that influence transport safety. Her major projects have included the development of road safety strategies in Western Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania. As part of these projects she has identified the major road safety issues facing specific jurisdictions, selected effective interventions and estimated likely reductions associated with these measures. She has also been involved in developing and monitoring the progress of the Road Safety Strategy for Western Australia since 1999.

During her 25 year career, Professor Haworth has conducted extensive research in road safety, covering studies of fatigue in driving, seat belt wearing by truck drivers, road user behaviour in developing countries, development of data collection methodologies, driver training and licensing, coin-operated breath testing machines, motorcycle and scooter safety and single vehicle crashes.

Professor Haworth has a strong commitment to communicating research and strategy issues in a way that can be understood by stakeholders and has consulted widely with stakeholders and community groups in Western Australia and elsewhere. She was the inaugural Chair of the Community Engagement Sub-committee of the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation and a member of the Queensland State Pedestrian Committee.

Since joining the centre, Professor Haworth has concentrated on developing her niche of motorcycle safety and has made many international invited presentations on this key area of road safety. She has also been appointed to the American Academy of Science TRB Committee on Motorcycles and Mopeds. This is a most prestigious appointment which gives CARRS-Q and QUT international recognition by the top international transport board, and is particularly important given the international explosion of deaths and injuries due to riding.

This information has been contributed by Professor Narelle Haworth.


  • Lennon AJ, Siskind V, Haworth NL, (2008) Rear seat safer: Seating position, restraint use and injuries in children in traffic crashes in Victoria, Australia, Accident Analysis and Prevention p829-834
  • Haworth NL, (2007) Mitigating the Risk to Roadworkers Posed by Speeding Vehicles, Presentation - Queensland Police and Queensland Main Roads
  • Haworth NL, (2007) Speed, Speeding and Speed Enforcment in Future Road Safety Strategies, 2007 Australasian Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference
  • Haworth NL, (2007) What Works and What Doesn't Work in Road Safety, Workshop at the Ministry of Public Safety
  • Haworth NL, (2007) Performance Measures, Monitoring and Evaluation, Workshop at the Ministry of Public Safety
  • Haworth NL, (2007) Improving Motorcycle Safety, Workshop at the Ministry of Public Safety
  • Haworth NL, (2007) Improving Commercial Vehicle Safety, Workshop at the Ministry of Public Safety
  • Haworth NL, (2007) The Growth of Popularity of Motor Scooters: What are the Implications for Injury Prevention?, Presentation to The George Institute
  • Haworth NL, Lenne M, (2007) Mandatory Roadside Drug Testing of Truck Drivers, Nightclub Patrons and the General Driving Population in Victoria, Australia, International Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety
  • Haworth NL, Williams AF, (2007) Safety Cultures and Drunk Driving Measures: A Comparison of Australia and the United States, Transportation Research Board 86th Annual Meeting

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