External Recognition

CHI 2017 Best Paper Award

A paper by Fabius Steinberger, Ronald Schroeter Linked to another web site, Marcus Foth and Daniel Johnson - "Designing gamified applications that make safe driving more engaging" - has been awarded a CHI 2017 Best Paper Award, ranking it among the top 1% of all submissions to the conference. CHI is the premier international conference in Human Computer Interaction (HCI). You can find more information about Ronald's research on 'Designing personal ubicomp devices to foster safer driving behaviours in young males' here.

2016 Education + Training Outstanding Paper

A paper which Dr Ioni Lewis Linked to another web site and Dr Tamara Banks Linked to another web site co-authored with a former Honours student, Amanda Warmerdam, was selected by the Editorial team of the journal Education + Training as one of three "Highly Commended Papers of 2016" Linked to another web site in their annual Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence. The paper was entitled, "Gen Y recuitment: Understanding graduate intentions to join an organisation using the Theory of Planned Behaviour" Linked to another web site.

2016 International Safety Media Awards, Tampere, Finland

The Hand in Hand campaign won the "Excellence in Media Evaluation Award" at the 2016 International Safety Media Awards in Tampere, Finland.

2016 SLEEP conference, Denver

Kalina Rossa was awarded a commendation at June�s SLEEP conference in Denver (the peak international scientific conference for sleep research and sleep medicine) for her work titled �Prospective measurement of daily sleep, stress, and affect in college students�. This work arose from her NRMA-ACT Road Safety Trust funded naturalistic driving study (Sleepiness and other driving risks in young adults).

2016 Charles Miller Best Research and Evaluation Paper

Jasmine Cleary, Alison Swann and Alexia Lennon Linked to another web site received the Dr Charles H. Miller Award Linked to another web site for the Best Research and Evaluation Paper at the Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals (CARSP) Conference. A link to the paper can be found on the conference website Linked to another web site and eprints Linked to another web site.

2016 Outstanding Paper Award, TRB Committee on Safety Data, Analysis and Evaluation

Amir Pooyan Afghari, MD. Mazharul Haque Linked to another web site, Simon Washington Linked to another web site and Tanya Smyth Linked to another web site received the Best Paper Award for 2016 Linked to another web site from the TRB Committee on Safety Data, Analysis and Evaluation (ANB20) for their paper to be published in Transportation Research Record, "A Bayesian latent class safety performance function for identifying motor vehicle crash blackspots" Linked to another web site.

2015 Real World Application prize shortlist

PhD student Rabbani Wahi's poster was shortlisted for the "Real World Application" prize from among 44 posters at the IHBI Linked to another web site Inspires Postgraduate Conference in November.

2015 Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing

Ashim Debnath was awarded a certificate of "Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing" from the journal Accident Analysis and Prevention.

2015 Taxi Council Queensland Industry Awards Finalist

Taxi Council Queensland Industry Awards recognise and celebrate professional taxi drivers, operators and professionals who make an outstanding contribution to the improvement of the industry.

Innovation Award: CARRS-Q (QUT) - Simon Washington Linked to another web site and Andry Rakotonirainy Linked to another web site for the development of a taxi app (to be released at a later date).

2015 Austrade Road Safety Capability Report

The Australian Government's Road Safety Capability Report [PDF, 2.2MB] features CARRS-Q on pages 10, 11, 24 and 25. The Centre's receipt of the Widmark Institutional Award, the Advanced Driving Simulator, and the education of road safety researchers and practitioners are highlighted, along with an international collaborative study conducted by Dr MD. Mazharul Haque Linked to another web site with the National University of Singapore.

2015 Certified Chartered OHS Professional: Caroline Gillespie

PhD Scholar Caroline Gillespie has received the Certified Chartered OHS Professional membership grade at the Safety Institute of Australia (SIA). This is the Institute's highest certification level and recognises the capability and credibility of OHS Professionals through the combination of their education and work experience. The SIA certification process aims to contribute to the highest standard of health and safety advice being made available to Australian workplaces.

2015 Peter Vulcan Award for best paper: Michelle Fitts

PhD student, Michelle Fitts has won the prestigious Peter Vulcan Award for the best paper during the Australasian Road Safety Conference (ACRS 2015). The prize is awarded to the first author of the research paper presented at the coference which is ranked best against the criteria of: scientific/technical merit of the work; potential contribution to road safety; and originality of approach. The paper was entitled "Drink driving among indigenous people in Far North Queensland and Northern NSW: a summary of the qualitative findings" and the authors were Michelle Fitts and Gavan Palk. Read the paper Linked to another web site Read the announcement in CARRS-Q Safety Visions [PDF, 349KB]

2014

Emeritus Professor Rod Troutbeck has been appointed as a Member Emeritus of the US Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committee on Roadside Safety Design (AFB20). This appointment was made by the TRB Executive Committee and recognises "the significant and long-term contributions of individuals who have provided outstanding service through participation in our standing committees". Besides representing "peer recognition at the highest level", this is a great honour for a non-USA based person.

2014

A paper which Dr Ioni Lewis and Professor Bert Biggs co-authored with a former Honours student, Jenna Luscombe, was selected by the Editorial team of the journal Education + Training as one of three "Highly Commended Papers of 2013". The paper was entitled Essential elements for recruitment and retention: Generation Y Linked to another web site.

2014

Dr Sébastien Demmel, Dr Grégoire Larue and Professor Andry Rakotonirainy were co-authors of a paper that was selected as the 2013 Best Paper in the International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications (IJACSA). The paper was entitled Simulating Cooperative Systems Applications: a New Complete Architecture Linked to another web site and authored by Dominique Gruyer, Sébastien Demmel, Brigitte d'Andrea-Novel, Grégoire Larue and Andry Rakotonirainy. The IJACSA Best Paper Award is presented once a year to an outstanding paper in the field of Computer Science and Applications.

2014

PhD student, Cassandra Gauld was awarded the 'John Kirby Award for Best Paper by a New Researcher' at the Australasian Road Safety Research, Policing & Education Conference in November. The paper was entitled Effect of mobile phone use and aggression on speed selection by young drivers: A simulator study Linked to another web site and was co-authored by Dr Ioni Lewis, Dr MD Mazharul Haque, and Professor Simon Washington.

2014

Dr Ashleigh Filtness was part of a team that was awarded the 'Best Paper Award' at the 11th International Symposium of the Australian Aviation Psychology Association. The paper was entitled "The application of decision-making paradigms to map real-world driver decision-making at rail level crossings". This paper arose from previous work Ashleigh was involved in at MUARC.

2014

The conference paper presented at the 26th ARRB conference, 19-22 October 2014 - Debnath, A., Blackman, R. & Haworth, N. (2014) Making informed decisions on selecting promising Work Zone Safety Treatments Linked to another web site was short-listed for the best 'Young Professionals' award.

2013

PhD student, Elliot Fishman won the Best Student Paper Award at the Australian Transport Research Forum Conference held in Brisbane in October 2013, for a paper entitled Bike share: synthesis of recent international research and determinants of scheme membership. Professor Simon Washington, Professor Narelle Haworth and PhD student, Angela Watson were co-authors on the paper.

2013

Dr Lisa Buckley won the 2013 Carla Patterson Research Publication Award for the IHBI Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation Domain for a publication that was co-authored with Dr Rebekah Chapman and Emeritus Professor Mary Sheehan.

2013

The Consumer Product Injury Research Advisory Group, which CARRS-Q founded and provides the secretariat role, was acknowledged by the Queensland Children's Commissioner in the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian's annual child death report for the contribution the Committee made to reducing product-related injury for Queensland children through information sharing and collaborative engagement of relevant stakeholders. CPIRAG was awarded the Queensland Children's Commissioner Portfolio Partner Award on 16th October 2013.

2013 QUT School of Psychology and Counselling Tutor of the Year: Janelle Mackenzie

PhD student, Janelle Mackenzie won the Tutor of the Year award for 2013 in December. Janelle’s award reflected her commitment and enthusiasm to teaching at an undergraduate level, and acknowledged some of the very novel approaches she uses to better engage students in their learning.  Two other CARRS-Q PhD students were also nominated for this award – Sarah Jebb and Alicia Allan.

2013 Australasian College of Road Safety Fellowship: Professor Narelle Haworth

Professor Narelle Haworth was presented with the 2013 Australasian College of Road Safety (ACRS) Fellowship at the annual ACRS Conference in Adelaide in November. The Fellowship was presented "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”.

2013 West Lake Friendship Award for Foreign Experts: Professor Barry Watson

Professor Barry Watson was awarded the West Lake Friendship Award for Foreign Experts from the Zhejiang Provincial Government in Hangzhou, China in October. Professor Watson was also awarded an Honorary Professorship at the College.

2013 Kenneth A Stonex Roadside Safety Award: Professor Rod Troutbeck

Professor Rod Troutbeck received the Kenneth A Stonex Roadside Safety Award at the TRB Conference in January.  It was presented by the Roadside Safety Design Committee in recognition of his exemplary leadership and internationally acclaimed contribution to roadside safety. 

2012 RACQ Road Safety Prize: Cassandra Gauld

Cassandra Gauld won the 2012 RACQ Road Safety Prize, which is awarded to the student with the most outstanding thesis in the area of road safety in either the Bachelor of Psychology Honours course or the Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology course.

The thesis was entitled Concealed mobile phone use while driving: Applying an extended theory of planned behaviour and Cassandra was supervised by Dr Ioni Lewis and Professor Katy White. Cassandra has since commenced her PhD studies with CARRS-Q.

2012 Davide Langford Commemorative Award: Professor Herbert Biggs and Amy Williamson

Professor Bert Biggs and Amy Williamson received the David Langford Commemorative Award at the Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) Conference held in Edinburgh in September.

The award recognised the paper which best addresses health and safety concerns of construction workers.  Funding support from the Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre (SBEnrc) and their industry partners was critical in making the research possible.

2012 Prime Minister's Australia Asia Award Outgoing Postgraduate Award: George Jia

PhD student George Jia was successful in obtaining a Prime Minister's Australia Asia Award Outgoing Postgraduate Award. This scholarship will enable George to travel to China to undertake his PhD data collection.  He was the only QUT postgraduate student to win one of these particular awards.

2012 Faculty of Health Outstanding Alumni Award: Dr Graham Fraine

Dr Graham Fraine is currently Deputy Director-General (Customer Services, Safety and Regulation) in the Department of Transport and Main roads (TMR). In this role he leads and is responsible for the four areas of the agency charged with ensuring the welfare of our transport system and of the people, vehicles and vessels that use it every day.

He holds a PHD in Psychology based on work undertaken to understand the role of the car as an important human territory. Graham has an active and respected state and national profile in transport policy and is also a Visiting Fellow in the Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety – Queensland (CARRS–Q).

Read the press release Linked to another web site  Read the full announcement Linked to another web site  Graham Fraine's alumni profile

2010 Engineering Leadership Award: Associate Professor Herbert Biggs

Associate Professor Herbert Biggs was part of the team that won the overall Engineering Leadership Award and the Reports, Procedures and Systems category in Engineers Australia's 2010 Queensland Engineering Excellence Awards.

The Working Towards a Safer Construction Industry Project is a landmark construction safety project being conducted by the Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre - SBEnrc (formerly the CRC for Construction Innovation) and John Holland.

Read the press release Linked to another web site  Read the full announcement Linked to another web site

2010 Australasian College of Road Safety Fellowship: Professor Barry Watson

Professor Barry Watson, Director of CARRS-Q, has been awarded the prestigious Australasian College of Road Safety Fellowship in recognition of his significant and sustained contribution to reducing road trauma.

This is an honour reserved for those who have worked at a senior level in road safety, and was presented at the Australasian Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference in September 2010.

Read the full announcement Linked to another web site

2010 ICADTS Institutional Widmark Award

CARRS-Q was the recipient of the Institutional Widmark Award at the International Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety (ICADTS) Conference in Oslo, Norway in August 2010.

The Widmark Award is the highest honour awarded by ICADTS to organizations or individuals, and is only given to organizations or individuals that have made outstanding, sustained, and meritorious contributions to the international field of alcohol, drugs, and traffic safety.

Read the full announcement Linked to another web site

2009 President-Elect of ICADTS: Emeritus Professor Mary Sheehan

Reflecting her long-standing contribution to the International Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety (ICADTS), Emeritus Professor Mary Sheehan has been elected President-Elect in 2009. Her tenure will include three years as President-Elect, three years as President, and three years as Immediate-Past President, meaning that Mary will be the President of the Council when CARRS-Q hosts the 2013 ICADTS conference in Brisbane.

2009 Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Award: Under the Limit program

CARRS-Q’s Under the Limit (UTL) drink driving education and rehabilitation program received national honours by taking out an Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Award for its prevention and reduction of drink driving in Australia.

2009 Australian Injury Prevention Network (AIPN) Award: Emeritus Professor Mary Sheehan

Emeritus Professor Mary Sheehan received The Australian Injury Prevention Network (AIPN) Award for sustained achievement in injury prevention and safety promotion. The award was presented at the 9th National Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference in Melbourne in July 2009.

2008 Engineers Australia Transport Medal: Emeritus Professor Rod Troutbeck

Emeritus Professor Rod Troutbeck was awarded the prestigious Engineers Australia Transport Medal in 2008, which recognises outstanding individual contribution in the field of Australian transport engineering.  This has been awarded only nine times in the last 20 years.

2008 Australian Safer Communities Award: Under the Limit program

CARRS-Q was the Queensland winner of the 2008 Australian Safer Communities Awards in the Education, Training and Research category for the Under the Limit (UTL) Drink Driving Rehabilitation Program.

2008 Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Research Fellowship: Judy Fleiter

CARRS-Q PhD Scholar Judy Fleiter was awarded this prestigious Fellowship, which provided financial support for her to undertake a four-month research residency in China during 2008.

2008 Amy Gillett Foundation appointment: Professor Narelle Haworth

Professor Narelle Haworth was appointed to the Amy Gillett Foundation – Road Safety Sub-Committee.

2008 Transportation Research Board Committee appointment: Professor Narelle Haworth

Professor Narelle Haworth was appointed to the TRB Committee on Motorcycles and Mopeds. This is the Centre’s third appointment to TRB Committees – Emeritus Professor Mary Sheehan is a member of the Alcohol, Other Drugs and Transportation Committee and Professor Rod Troutbeck is a co-Chair of the Committee on Road Safety Barriers, International Research.

2007 Australia-China Exchange scholarship

Mark King was awarded an Australia-China Exchange travelling scholarship by the Australian Academy of the Social Sciences in late 2007 in order to travel to Beijing and undertake a one week study.

2007 MG Club of Queensland Road Safety Award

Brian Keller was presented with this award which is for outstanding achievement in the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Road Safety. Brian completed the Graduate the Graduate Certificate in Road Safety with a grade point average of 6.3.

2007 RACQ Prize in Road Safety
Bridie Scott-Parker was awarded the 2007 RACQ Prize in Road Safety The annual prize is presented to the most outstanding thesis in the area of road safety in either the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) course or the Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology course. Bridie's thesis was entitled Understanding the influence of passengers on young drivers.

2007 Peter Vulcan Award for Best Research Paper
Professor Narelle Haworth and PhD Scholar Peter Rowden were awarded the Peter Vulcan Award for the best research paper at the 2007 Australasian Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference. Their paper was entitled Motorcycle protective clothing: Are stars better than standards? The paper was co-authored by Liz de Rome and Paul Varnsverry.

2006 QUT Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award
Deborah Tunnicliff won the QUT Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award her Masters of Applied Science (Research) thesis entitled "Psychosocial factors contributing to motorcyclists' intended riding style".

2006 RACQ Prize in Road Safety
Clint Strahan, a First Class Honours graduate, was awarded the 2006 RACQ Prize in Road Safety. The annual prize is presented to the most outstanding thesis in the area of road safety in either the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) course or the Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology course. Clint's thesis was entitled Factors associated with fatigue related driving in work vehicles.

2006 MG Club of Queensland Road Safety Award
Bevan Rowland, a Senior Research Assistant at CARRS-Q, was presented with this inaugural award for oustanding achievement in the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Road Safety. Bevan completed the Graduate Certificate in Road Safety with a grade point average of 6.3.
2005 RACQ Prize in Road Safety
Peter Rowden, a first class Honours graduate, was awarded the 2005 RACQ Prize in Road Safety. The annual prize is presented to the best Psychology Honours thesis or best Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology thesis in the area of road safety. Peter's thesis was entitled The relative impact of occupational stress, life stress and driving environment stress on driving outcomes.
2004 RACQ Prize in Road Safety
Judy Fleiter, a first class Honours graduate, was awarded the 2004 RACQ Prize in Road Safety. The annual prize is presented to the best Psychology Honours thesis or best Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology thesis in the area of road safety. Judy's thesis was entitled Factors contributing to speeding behaviour.

2004 Member of the Order of Australia (AM): Dr Graham Hughes
Dr Graham Hughes, inaugural Chair of the Board of Management, was awarded a Member in the General Division in the 2004 Queen's Birthday Honours List for service to the community, particularly through promoting research in the areas of motor accident, road safety trauma and rehabilitation.

2003 RACQ Prize in Road Safety
Andrew Wills, a CARRS-Q Honours Bursary Scholar, was awarded the 2003 RACQ Prize in Road Safety in February. The annual prize is presented to the best Psychology Honours thesis or best Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology thesis in the area of road safety. Andrew's thesis was entitled Work-related driver ehaviour and intentions: the influence of fleet safety climates.

2003 Officer of the Order of Australia (AO): Emeritus Professor Mary Sheehan
Emeritus Professor Mary Sheehan was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in the 2003 Queen's Birthday Honours List for service to education and to public health through research work into the causes and prevention of road, work and social accidents in Australia, and through the development of community awareness programs raising the level of debate in the area.

2003 Pandora Archive
CARRS-Q web site was one of 3,000 selected by the State Library of Queensland for national preservation. The site was selected because it reflects Queensland issues and society.
2002 RACQ Prize in Road Safety
Ioni Lewis, a CARRS-Q Honours Bursary Scholar, was awarded the 2002 RACQ Prize in Road Safety in February. The annual prize is presented to the best Psychology Honours thesis or best Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology thesis in the area of road safety. Ioni's thesis was entitled The relationship between the third person effect and the acceptance of fear-based road safety messages.
2002 NRMA-ACT Road Safety Trust Prize
PhD Scholar, Sharon Newnam, was awarded the NRMA - ACT Road Safety Trust Prize for the Best Paper Presented by a New Researcher at the Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference held in Adelaide in November 2002. Her paper, co-authored by Barry Watson and Dr Will Murray, was entitled A comparison of the factors influencing the safety of work-related drivers in work and personal vehicles.
2001 ADTA-Q Road Safety Award
CARRS-Q was recognised for its outstanding contribution to road safety in Queensland, being presented with the Australian Driver Trainers Association, Queensland (ADTA-Q) Road Safety Award for 2001.  The award was presented to Centre Director Professor Mary Sheehan on 22 September 2001 at the association's annual conference held at the Mercure Hotel, Brisbane.
2001 Public Health Medal
Professor Mary Sheehan was awarded the Public Health Medal presented by the Public Health Association of Australia on 24 September 2001.  The national award recognises her outstanding contribution to the advancement of public health in Australia.  
2000 Award of Honorary Doctorate
Graham Hughes, the inaugural Chair of the Board of Management and the first Commissioner of the Motor Accident Insurance Commission was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Queensland University of Technology for his vision and contribution which led to the establishment of the Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety - Queensland.

2000 Appointment to the ICADTS Executive
Professor Mary Sheehan was appointed to the Executive of the International Council of Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety (ICADTS).

2000 CARSP Award
In August 2000 the Centre was advised that the Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals (CARSP) had selected CARRS-Q as the recipient of September's Traffic Safety Award for an international web site.  The award takes the form of a graphic file which was posted on the CARRS-Q home page, and our site was featured on the CARSP Slick Clicks' page for the month.  As a millennium project the Association's Board of Directors approved the designation of Traffic Safety Awards to be associated with the selections for a CARSP member's site, a Canadian site, and an international site. Selections are made by members of CARSP's web team so that, effectively, this is a peer-review award.

2000 ACRS Fellowship Presentation: Professor Mary Sheehan
At the 2000 Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference, Professor Mary Sheehan was awarded the Australian College of Road Safety Fellowship by the Executive Officer, Mr Geoff Horne, in recognition of her commitment to road safety over many years, and particularly in relation to drink driving.  

2000 Promising Program Award for the Plan a Safe Strategy (PASS) Program
In December 2000, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (Maryland)  advised that the PASS program had been identified by the Centre for Substance Abuse Prevention�s (CSAP) National Registry of Effective Prevention Programs (NREPP) as a Promising Program resulting from the significant contributions being made in the substance abuse prevention field.
1999 Windscreens O'Brien Award
The 8th Windscreens O'Brien National Safety Awards which recognise the most outstanding achievement in automotive safety in the previous 12 months were announced in Melbourne on Monday 6 December.  Almost 70 nominations were received in 1999 with community nominations outweighing those from the automotive industry by around six to one. The Centre received a Highly Commended award in the Community category for the Under the Limit drink driving program; an initiative which commenced in 1993.
1999 Award for Best Paper Submitted by a Postgraduate Student 
Graham Fraine, who held a PhD scholarship through one of the research projects funded in the first round of the Road Accident Prevention and Road Safety Research Grant Scheme in 1997, won an award for the best paper submitted by a postgraduate student at the 21st Conference of Australian Institutes of Transport Resarch Conference hosted by the University of Queensland in December 1999.