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Dr Oscar Oviedo Trespalacios
Strategic 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 *
Public Health and Health Services, Information Systems, Other Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
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PhD (Queensland University of Technology)


Human Factors, Safety Science, Cognitive Engineering, Transport, Injury Prevention

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


Dr Oscar Oviedo-Trespalacios is a Strategic Research Fellow at the Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety-Queensland (CARRS-Q) with expertise in human factors and ergonomics, cognitive engineering, industrial safety, traffic safety, human-systems integration, and data analysis.

This information has been contributed by Dr Oscar Oviedo Trespalacios.


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Awards and recognition

Appointment to State/National/International Reference Group or Government Committees
Reference year
I am a member of the "Developing technology-neutral road rules for driver distraction" working group. The Australian Road Rules relating to driver distraction from technology devices have not kept pace with the convergence in technology and are becoming quickly outdated. The rules focus on the type of technology being used rather than the function of the technology. This project seeks to develop rules that focus on better outcomes for road users regardless of the technology used. The project should result in rules which manage the distraction risks posed by technology while encouraging innovation and ensuring technology that has the potential to improve safety is not inhibited.
Keynote Speaker/Expert Panel Member/Invited Speaker for a Conference
Reference year
I was invited to present my work in a private seminar at the Department of Transport and Main Roads. The presentation included challenges (e.g. self-regulation, enforcement-avoidance strategies, and high-risk groups) and potential countermeasures (e.g. mobile phone apps and workload managers) for mobile phone distracted driving. The participants included policy-makers and stakeholders.


Current supervisions

  • Predicting mobile phone engagement while driving based on roadway and environmental complexity
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Mark King
  • Current and future impacts of roadside advertising devices on driver inattention and distraction and their role in road safety in a climate of exponential technological change.
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Barry Watson
  • The impact of road environment and mobile phone distraction on driving behaviour
    MPhil, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Mark King
  • Applying a human factors approach to understanding bicycle peloton safety
    MPhil, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Mark King
  • The epidemiological and psychological risk of older pedestrian trauma and its association with elderly travel patterns and walking intentions
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Mark King
  • The Effect of Interrelationship among Built Environment, Safety and Security on Pedestrian Route Choice Behaviour
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Associate Professor Shimul (Md. Mazharul) Haque, Dr Md Kamruzzaman, Dr Mark King
  • Improving Drug Driving Deterrence
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Barry Watson, Professor Narelle Haworth