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Professor Teresa Senserrick
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, Transportation and Freight Services
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PhD (University of Melbourne)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Elected Member – Australasian Executive, Australasian College of Road Safety
  • Invited Member – Transportation Research Board Operator Education and Regulation Committee (ANB30)
  • Inaugural Member – Transportation Research Board Young Driver Subcommittee (ANB30(1))
  • Friend/Liaison – Transportation Research Board Motorcycle and Mopeds Committee (ANF30)
  • Friend/Liaison – Transportation Research Board Global Road Safety Subcommittee (ANB10(8))
  • Friend/Liaison – Transportation Research Board Vision Towards Zero Deaths Subcommittee (ANB10(9))
* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Teresa Senserrick PhD joins QUT in 2019 as Professor, Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety – Queensland (CARRS-Q). This follows 20 years of experience in road safety research in Australia and internationally. Teresa’s PhD in developmental psychology explored adolescent motivation and risk taking, and she continues to focus her research on youth and young adults, particularly new drivers and motorcyclists, and Indigenous road users. Education, training and graduated licensing systems are her specific areas of expertise, with particular interest in addressing issues for at-risk and disadvantaged road users, including in low socioeconomic and rural/remote communities.

Current projects and PhD supervision:

  • Pedagogical, experiential and social influences on learner and returning motorcycle riders.
  • How do drivers avoid crashes and novices develop key skills?
  • Safe driving practice: development of professional best-practice instruction for learner drivers.
  • Mental health and risky behaviours as predictors of road injury among young people.
  • Systematic review of factors that influence young drivers’ speed choices.
This information has been contributed by Professor Teresa Senserrick.


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