Associate Professor Julie Hatfield

Dr Julie Hatfield

PhD (Psychology), University of Sydney , 2000
Hons (Psychology, Class I), University of Sydney , 1996
BA, University of Sydney , 1994

In the 15+ years that she has been working in the field, Julie Hatfield has developed a significant track record in road safety. Her behavioural research has improved our understanding of risky driving, road user distraction, young drivers, and vulnerable road users (pedestrians and cyclists). In 2008 she recognised that her expertise and experience could usefully be applied to supporting the promotion of cycling by contributing to the evidence-base for safer cycling policy and practice. Now she is excited to be developing a program of research in the area of cycling safety.

Julie was awarded a PhD (Psychology) from the University of Sydney in 2000, after completing a thesis regarding risk perception and health-relevant behaviour. From 2005-2010, she was an up-front-nominated Team Investigator on an NHMRC Capacity Building Grant in Population Health. She has experience with a range of research methodologies, including interrogation of large databases, experimental research, driving simulation, focus groups, on-line surveys, field surveys, and observational field research. Julie has enjoyed contributing to numerous international multidisciplinary collaborations.

Julie has over 200 publications, reports and presentations, and has experienced considerable success in attracting research funding. She is regularly invited to contribute to policy forums, and has been effective in disseminating her research findings via the popular media. She has supervised 5 PhD students, and 31 further postgraduate students.

Julie is an elected member of the Executive Committee of the Australasian College of Road Safety [ACRS]. She is one of two invited Australian representatives on the Joint OECD/International Transport Forum [ITF] Transport Research Committee Working Group on Bicycle Safety, and a member of the Editorial Committee for the Report prepared by this Working Group. She is an invited member of Standards Australia Committee 110 - Bicycles.

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