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Levi Anderson

MCCJ Griff, BScFor(Chem) Griff, BCCJ Griff

  • Research Associate
07 5456 3541
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Room G.68, Innovation Centre
Sunshine Coast
Levi Anderson


Levi Anderson is a Research Associate in the MAIC/UniSC Road Safety Research Collaboration. He has a criminology and policing background. Levi has been involved in road safety research since 2017, focusing on road policing, driver behaviour, and driver impairment. His previous employment includes the Griffith Criminology Institute, Griffith University and Queensland’s Department of Transport and Main Roads.

Levi’s current research is focused on the enforcement of impaired driving across Queensland. His current projects seek to understand on the high rates of high-risk offending while driving on Queensland beaches. Levi is also leading another project which is examining the perceptions and deterrent impacts of varying markings on police vehicles and the impact these markings have on driver behaviour.

Professional Memberships

  • Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology
  • Australasian College of Road Safety

Research areas

  • Road Policing
  • Drug Driving
  • Driver Behaviour

Recent Publications

  • Anderson, L., Bates, L., & Schaefer, L. (2023). Design and development of a digital intervention for crime prevention: a road safety intervention targeting young driver non-compliance. Safer Communities22(1), 56-71. https://doi.org/10.1108/SC-07-2022-0026/full/html

  • Anderson, L., Love, S., Freeman, J., & Davey, J. (2021). Hit and miss: a comparison of targeted and randomised roadside drug testing (RDT). Policing: An International Journal, 44(6), 1154-1167. https://doi.org/10.1108/PIJPSM-07-2021-0090
  • Bates, L., & Anderson, L. (2021). Young drivers, deterrence theory, and punishment avoidance: a qualitative exploration. Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice, 15(2), 784-797. https://doi.org/10.1093/police/paz075
  • Bates, L., Anderson, L., Rodwell, D., & Blais, E. (2020). A qualitative study of young drivers and deterrence based road policing. Transportation research part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 71, 110-118. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trf.2020.04.003
  • Bates, L., Hawkins, A., Rodwell, D., Anderson, L., Watson, B., Filtness, A. J., & Larue, G. S. (2019). The effect of psychosocial factors on perceptions of driver education using the goals for driver education framework. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 66, 151-161. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trf.2019.09.004



Levi Anderson’s specialist areas of knowledge include road policing, road safety, drug driving research, and young driver behaviour.

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