USC Road Safety Research Collaboration - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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USC Road Safety Research Collaboration

Vision

To undertake road safety research that is valuable to and has an impact on our community, stakeholders and government.

The RSRC was established as a strategic collaboration between the Queensland Government’s Motor Accident Insurance Commission and the USC to undertake research that positively impacts the lives and safety of Queenslanders and our world communities. The Centre acknowledges the funding support from the Motor Accident Insurance Commission.

Made up of over a dozen full-time research academics along with research assistants and postgraduate scholars, the group brings a dynamic multidisciplinary perspective to road safety research. The Collaboration’s research is informed by disciplines that include psychology, social science, health, education, policing, criminology, transport, alcohol and drug use and public policy.

Research focus areas

While focusing primarily on human behaviour, the team explores the aetiology and outcomes of high-risk driving behaviours and most importantly, how to best alleviate and control its impact on our community. The group is based at the Sunshine Coast campus and works with government, community and industry across our communities.

The Road Safety Research Collaboration works collaboratively with government departments and other agencies. Our applied research is uniquely positioned to influence policy as it focuses on ways to target illegal behaviour and high-risk groups. The RSRC is the first specialist road safety research centre to be established and funded at an Australian regional university.

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Our team

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