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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)
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, Transportation and Freight Services, Public Health and Health Services
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, Cycling safety, Vulnerable road users

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

Biography

Professor Narelle Haworth BA(Hons), PhD
Professor Narelle Haworth is the Director of CARRS-Q, the Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety-Queensland and has 30 years’ experience in road safety research.  She was awarded the 2013 Australasian College of Road Safety Fellowship “for her outstanding contribution as an internationally recognised researcher in the road safety field and for her major contribution as a policy advisor at the state, national and international level”.  She has also been appointed to Chair the US National 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 motorcycle riding.
Professor Haworth’s focus has been on improving the safety of vulnerable road users – pedestrians, bicyclists and motorcyclists – and the synergies among both risk factors and road safety measures for these three groups.  She has also stressed the importance of the interaction between safety and environmental and other health outcomes for these groups.  A major thrust of her work has been to make policymakers aware of the relevance and impact of research on road safety practice, and to reinforce the need to focus on the most effective measures, notably speed reductions and road infrastructure as safety improvements. Her review of bicycle helmet research in 2010 helped the Queensland Government to retain compulsory helmet wearing laws in the face of vocal opposition.  Similarly, her analyses of the safety effects of allowing riding on the footpath by adults have provided support for maintaining current legislation in Queensland.
Professor Haworth has led evaluations of graduated licensing schemes, pre-driver education programs in schools, motorcycle rider training, the introduction of the 50 km/h general urban speed limit, the WA child restraint fitting scheme, and roadside drug testing.  In addition, she has developed evaluation frameworks for the WA road safety strategy, Intelligent Speed Adaptation for heavy vehicles, and public bicycle schemes.  She led the team which evaluated the minimum passing distance rule trial in Queensland and provided expert reviews of several other projects undertaken by TMR in response to the Parliamentary Inquiry into Cycling.
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.

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2013
Details
Australasian College of Road Safety Annual National Fellow
Type
Committee Role/Editor or Chair of an Academic Conference
Reference year
2017
Details
Chair of Standing Committee ANF30 Motorcycles and Mopeds
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2013
Details
Co-author of Most Outstanding Paper awarded by the Bicycle Transportation Committee
Type
Appointment to State/National/International Reference Group or Government Committees
Reference year
2017
Details
Member of Road Safety Expert Panel
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2007
Details
Awarded Peter Vulcan prize for the best scientific paper at the 2007 Australasian Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference for paper entitled "Motorcycle protective clothing: Are stars better than standards?"

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
Cycle Aware: Driving with Bikes
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP150100071
Start year
2016
Keywords
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

Supervision

Current supervisions

Completed supervisions (Doctorate)

Completed supervisions (Masters by Research)