International Engagement

Road safety is an issue of global concern, and CARRS-Q is committed to participating internationally as well as nationally in efforts to promote road safety and reduce road fatalities and injuries.United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety

This is achieved by:

  • conducting world-class research;
  • capacity-building through training of professionals, practitioners and researchers;
  • collaborating with international partners and organisations; and
  • hosting and participating in international conferences.

CARRS-Q is committed to the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety to reduce road trauma both in Australia and overseas.


International research

CARRS-Q’s international and cross-cultural research projects (commissioned through grants or as part of higher degree research) have included the following:

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CARRS-Q’s Advanced Driving Simulator brings together researchers from several disciplines and provides new opportunities to study driver behaviour in different driving conditions, with a high degree of realism, but free of crash risk.  This enables the Centre to deliver cutting-edge research.

Enquiries regarding international collaboration should be directed to the Research Manager on +61 7 3138 84873 or email



A key objective of CARRS-Q is to continue to strengthen its international role by:An Indonesian street scene, with taxi, moped and police officer

  • undertaking capacity-building research and education initiatives in other countries;
  • arranging for road safety practitioners from other countries to visit the Centre through programs such as the Australia Award Fellowships and the Endeavour Executive Awards;
  • maintaining links with road safety and injury prevention institutions and organisations in other countries, and maintaining international partnerships with key groups; and
  • encouraging international researchers to visit the Centre.

In addition to building capacity within Australia for Australian agencies and international visitors, CARRS–Q delivers customised capacity-building courses in several countries which have included China, Indonesia and Malaysia.

To develop a customised capacity-building course, please contact Ashlea Haddow, Education and International Development Officer by email at or phone +61 (0)7 3138 4592.

CARRS-Q is situated within the Faculty of Health Linked to another web site at QUT who also undertake international capacity-building programs.


International students/internships

As part of its professional development program, CARRS-Q delivers QUT-awarded higher degree research at Masters and PhD level in the fields of road safety, crash and injury prevention and traffic and transport improvement. The Centre has the highest number of PhD and Masters students enrolled in any designated road safety program in the world. 

The Centre is pleased to host many international students, co-tutelle students and interns.  CARRS-Q’s postgraduate students are reflective of the Centre’s international outreach, coming from many countries throughout the world.

CARRS-Q’s areas of research fall into the following categories:Students speak to a CARRS-Q staff member in China

Intelligent Transport Systems
Occupational Safety
Regulation and Enforcement
Road Safety Infrastructure
School and Community Injury Prevention
Vulnerable Road Users

View past and present student higher degree QUT research projects Linked to another web site


Our Supervisors have extensive experience in assisting postdoctoral students with the progression of their research and are committed to ensuring successful completion [Expand list / Hide list].


Over 90% of our postgraduate students have secured prestigious scholarships to support their study (further information on how to apply).   Examples of postgraduate studies with an international focus include those of Keqin Jia Linked to another web site, Judy Fleiter Linked to another web site, Ahsan Kayani Linked to another web site, Oscar Oviedo-Trespalacios Linked to another web site, Atiyeh Vaezipour Linked to another web site, Teodora Stefanova Linked to another web site and Suhaila Abdul Hanan Linked to another web site.

Find out more about studying at QUT as an international student Linked to another web site

CARRS-Q currently hosts a number of unpaid Occupational Trainees (Interns) from various overseas institutions.


International representation

Senior CARRS-Q staff are involved in and provide expert opinion to a number of international committees.

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