Chapter Representatives

Chair Dr Mark King mark.king@qut.edu.au
Deputy Chair Simon Kirkpatrick simon.kirkpatrick@gatewaymotorways.com.au
Secretary/Treasurer Veronica Baldwin va.baldwin@qut.edu.au
Committee Ioni Lewis i.lewis@qut.edu.au
Barry Watson b.watson@qut.edu.au
Angela Watson angela.watson@qut.edu.au
Joel Tucker joel.tucker@racq.com.au
Vyk Le                                  le.vyk@police.qld.gov.au
Professor Narelle Haworth n.haworth@qut.edu.au



Meetings are normally held  Quarterly, on the first Tuesday of March, June, September and December.

Location:  QUT, Kelvin Grove Campus, Building A, Room 105, 130 Victoria Park Road, Kelvin Grove.

RSVP:  Please let the Secretary know if you are coming.


 Next Seminar Date: 4th December 2018



March 2018

Dr Chris Cherry – an Associate Professor at the University of Tennessee.

Seminar Topic: “New Probe Data Sources to Measure Cycling Behaviour and Safety”


December 2017 

Dr Marilyn Johnson – a Senior Research Fellow with the Insistute of Transport Studies, in the department of Civil Engineering at Monah University. Marylin is also the Research and Policy Manager at the Amy Gillett Foundation.

Seminar Topic: “Interactive Quiz: How well do you know the history and future of cycling in Australia?”


March 2017

Brett Simpson, Operations Manager – Brisbane Motorway Services. Brett holds a senior leadership roles at Brisbane Motorway service as Operations Manager.

Seminar Topic: “Unique road safety challenges applicable to a tunnel environment”


June 2015

Dr Dewa Made Priyantha Wedagama – a lecturer in the Department of Civil Engineering with the UdayanaUniversity, Bali Indonesia and has a particular interest in Transport safety

Seminar Topic: “Road Safety in Bali”


March 2015

Dr Ray Bingham, Professor, UMTRI

Seminar Topic:  Development and Evaluation of an Evidence-based Parent Coaching Guide for Learner Teen Drivers


December 2014

Dr Ashim Debnath, Post-doctoral Research Fellow, CARRS-Q

Seminar Topic: “Improving safety at roadworks: Understanding the views of workers, motorists, and transport professionals”


September 2014

Mr Peter Bilton, co-founder and Director of Point8 Pty Ltd, a specialist traffic and transport consulting firm based in Brisbane.

Seminar Topic:   “Planning Road Safety:  Development of the Gold Coast Road Safety Plan”


June 2014

Dr Alexia Lennon, Senior Lecturer, CARRS-Q

Seminar Topic:   “Understanding aggressive driving on our roads: where are we and where to next?”


March 2014

Rob McInerney, CEO, international Road Assessment Programme (iRAP)

Seminar Topic:   “The need for a road safety target in the new Millennium Development Goals.”


December 2013

Bridging the gap between Systems thinking and the Safe Systems Approach:  Research requirements for safer road systems”

Speaker:  Dr Paul Salmon

Paul is an Associate Professor in Human Factors and Ergonomics with over 12 years experience of applied Human Factors research across a range of safety critical domains, including road safety, defence, workplace safety, aviation, emergency management, rail transport and outdoor education. Paul is the director of USCAR and currently holds a prestigious Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) post doctoral training fellowship in the area of Public Health. Paul has co-authored 11 books, over 90 peer review journal articles, and numerous conference articles and book chapters. Along with his collaborators, he was awarded the 2007 Royal Aeronautical Society Hodgson Prize for a co-authored paper in the society’s Aeronautical journal and the 2008 Ergonomics Society’s President’s Medal. Paul was also recently named as one of three finalists in the 2011 Scopus Young Australian Researcher of the Year Award and won the Peter Vulcan award for best paper at the 2013 Australasian Road Safety Research, Policing and Education conference.


June 2013


Dr Lyndel Bates, Lecturer, CARRS-Q, QUT

Dr Bates is a Lecturer with the Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety – Queensland (CARRS-Q) at the Queensland University of Technology. She has over a decade of experience in road safety related research and extensive teaching experience at a tertiary level in criminology and criminal justice. Her research interests include graduated driver licensing, traffic enforcement, road safety and the use of research to improve and inform policy. Dr Bates will be presenting findings from her thesis entitled ‘The experiences of learner drivers, provisional drivers and supervisors with graduated driver licensing in two Australian jurisdictions’. Dr Bates’ program of research investigated the factors influencing newly licensed driver behaviour in two Australian states, Queensland and New South Wales. The research provided new insights into how licensing systems influence the behaviour of learner and provisional drivers and provided important benchmark information for evaluating future safety initiatives for new drivers.


Dr Bridie Scott-Parker, Research Fellow, USCAR

Dr Scott-Parker is a Research Fellow at the University of the Sunshine Coast Accident Research (USCAR).  Her research focuses upon young novice driver road safety, considering not only the characteristics and behaviours of the young novice driver themselves, but also the psychosocial influence of the young driver’s friends and their parents, and the graduated driver licensing program through which they must progress. Dr Scott-Parker’s expertise in young driver road safety has resulted in frequent media interaction and other advocacy, including speaking engagements throughout Australia and abroad. Dr Scott-Parker will also be presenting findings from her thesis entitled ‘A comprehensive investigation of the risky driving behaviours of young novice drivers’ in which she examined the factors contributing to the increased crash risk of young drivers. Whilst her research provided substantial insight into the behaviours of young novice drivers, her presentation today will focus upon the young driver’s experiences with Queensland’s current graduated driver licensing program.