Levi Anderson | UniSC | University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Levi Anderson

BScFor(Chem), BCCJ, MCCJ (GU)

  • Research Associate
07 5456 3541
Office location
Room G.68, Innovation Centre
Sunshine Coast

With a solid foundation in criminology and policing, Levi has been actively engaged in road safety research since 2017. His research primarily revolves around the themes of road policing, analysing driver behaviour, and examining issues related to driver impairment.

Currently, Levi's research is aimed at understanding and improving the enforcement of traffic laws on Queensland's beaches, as well as exploring how the design of police vehicles can influence human behaviour. Levi’s beach-focused research delves into uncovering the reasons for risky driving behaviours in unique driving environments. In addition, Levi is interested in examining how different markings on police vehicles affect public perceptions and whether variations in designs can have varying deterrent impacts on traffic offending.

Professional Memberships

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

Research areas

  • Road Policing
  • Drug Driving
  • Driver Behaviour
  • Drink Driving
  • Speeding
  • Police

Recent Publications

  • Anderson, L., Bates, L., & Madon, N. S. (2021). Police-led, school-based driver education: a pre- and post-comparison of young driver self-reported behaviour and intentions including gender differences. Crime Prevention and Community Safety, 23(2), 174–189. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41300-021-00110-4
  • 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 Communities, 22(1), 56–71. https://doi.org/10.1108/SC-07-2022-0026
  • Anderson, L., Bates, L., & Schaefer, L. (2023). The impact of police uniforms in changing views of police legitimacy and driving intentions among young people: an experimental trial. Journal of Experimental Criminology, Article in press. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11292-023-09586-6



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

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