USC academic in Canberra as Science Star

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Published on 5 May 2014

University of the Sunshine Coast academic Dr Bridie Scott-Parker will present her research at the Australian Academy of Science in Canberra on Tuesday 6 May after she was named one of 10 Science Stars of Tomorrow for 2014.

Dr Scott-Parker, of Upper Caboolture, was invited to the national speaker series which is open to the public to promote science to a broader audience.

Her research at USC aims to reduce the number of car crash deaths among young drivers and her presentation from 5.30pm at the Shine Dome will be ‘Young driver road safety: an innovative approach to a persistent problem’.

She is a Research Fellow with the University of the Sunshine Coast Accident Research (USCAR) group and has a PhD in Psychology from Queensland University of Technology.

The academy website says the exciting speaker series will celebrate the organisation’s 60th anniversary with “some of the nation’s brightest rising stars of science ... whose work offers astonishing insights.”

— Julie Schomberg

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