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Professor Narelle Haworth

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

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Name
Professor Narelle Haworth
Position(s)
Deputy Director, CARRS-Q
Faculty of Health,
School - Psychology and Counselling,
Research - CARRSQ
Centre Director, CARRS-Q
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
Phone
+61 7 3138 8417
Fax
+61 7 3138 0111
Email
Location
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Qualifications

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
Keywords

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

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

Biography

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.

Publications


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)

Title
CoopEcoSafe: a new cooperative, green and safe driving system
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP140102895
Start year
2014
Keywords
eco-driving, road safety, driver behavior
Title
The Australian naturalistic driving study: innovation in road safety research and policy
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP130100270
Start year
2014
Keywords
Road Safety, Naturalistic Driving Study, Driver Behaviour
Title
Integrating Technological and Organisational Approaches to Enhance the Safety of Roadworkers
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP100200038
Start year
2011
Keywords
Roadworker Safety, Road Construction Site Safety, Safety Culture, Workplace Health and Safety, Road Safety Policy, Speeding
Title
Reducing Aggression on Our Roads: Testing a Comprehensive Model of Aggressive Driving
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP110101425
Start year
2011
Keywords
Traffic Psychology, Driver Aggression, Road Safety, Driver Behaviour
Title
Safety in the Heavy Vehicle Industry: A Collaborative Response
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP0776308
Start year
2008
Keywords
Heavy Vehicle, Road Safety, Sleepiness, Road Transport, Injury Prevention, Occupational Safety
Title
Improving Child Safety in Cars
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP0776881
Start year
2007
Keywords
Childrens Safety, Injury Prevention, Motor Vehicle, Intervention

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