Research Associate – Implementation Science
David completed his PhD at QUT’s Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety – Queensland (CARRS-Q). His thesis focused on the public health issue of young novice driver road crashes, and investigated the beliefs that drivers, parents and instructors hold about emerging technologies such as driving simulators, which can be used for novice driver education.
David then worked on the Ipswich Connected Vehicle Pilot (ICVP), a large-scale quasi-experimental project that alerted participants to potentially dangerous driving situations and provided them time to make appropriate adjustments to their driving.
David’s current research focus is the evaluation of a Program of Assistance for Survivors of Torture and Trauma (PASTT). He has worked with qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods. He especially enjoys applying novel but evidence-based methodologies such as the application of a qualitative draw-and-talk technique utilised within his PhD.