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Associate Professor Gregoire Larue

PhD QUT, MSc UQ, MEng ECL (France)

  • Principle Research Fellow
07 5456 5918
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Room G.42, Innovation Centre
Sunshine Coast
Dr Gregoire Larue


Associate Professor Gregoire Larue is a principal research fellow at the Road Safety Research Collaboration. He has a PhD in road safety from the Queensland University of Technology, which investigated driver vigilance impairment on monotonous Australian roads. He has worked in the field of road and rail safety since 2007. In his research, he has combined his engineering and mathematical academic background to human factors through the evaluation of interventions designed for road users.

His main areas of expertise and interest include the evaluation of driver behaviour in driving simulators and in the field, particularly when impaired. He is applying mixed method approaches to enhance safety in transportation systems and aims to translate research findings into real-world practice.

He has successfully led numerous research projects, particularly for the transport government and the rail industry, and used this opportunity to ensure his research led to changes in practice. He has published widely in high quartile peer-reviewed journals, and he serves in different Standard Development Groups (Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board, Standards Australia) for including human factors research findings into rail and road safety standards.


  • Best paper –Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, 2019
  • Standards Australia Young Leaders Program for 2018/19 Award
  • Australasian Centre for Rail Innovation Fellowship Award
  • Best paper (co-author) – International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications, 2013
  • Outstanding Thesis Award, QUT, 2010
  • Nomination for the Peter Vulcan Award, Australasian Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference, 2009

Professional Memberships

  • Railway Level Crossing Committee, Transportation Research Board

Potential Research Projects

  • Driving impairment
  • Injury prevention
  • Driving simulations
  • Driver attitudes and behaviours
  • Quantitative and qualitative research methodologies
  • Psychophysiology

Research areas

  • Road and Rail Safety
  • Driver Behaviour
  • Human Factors
  • Impaired Driving
  • Distracted Driving
  • Young Drivers

Research publications

  • Larue, G. S., & Watling, C. N. (2022). Prevalence and dynamics of distracted pedestrian behaviour at railway level crossings: Emerging issues. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 165, 106508. doi:
  • Wood, J. M., Atchison, D. A., Black, A. A., & Larue, G. S. (2022). Low levels of refractive blur increase the risk of colour misperception of red train signals. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, 42(4), 872-878. doi:
  • Rodwell, D., Bates, L., Larue, G. S., Watson, B., & Haworth, N. (2022). Parents’ self-efficacy and the quality of supervised driving practice they provide for their children. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 87, 189-202. doi:
  • Watling, C. N., Larue, G. S., Wood, J. M., & Black, A. (2022). An on-road examination of daytime and evening driving on rural roads: physiological, subjective, eye gaze, and driving performance outcomes. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 84(2), 418-426. doi:10.3758/s13414-021-02424-9
  • Larue, G. S., & Naweed, A. (2021). Evaluating the effects of automated monitoring on driver non-compliance at active railway level crossings. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 163, 106432. doi: