Naturalistic Study of Budding Cyclists NS-Buddies

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Child riders will use instrumented bicycles for their everyday riding to collect information about factors that affect safety, including behaviour and cycling infrastructure. The only similar study available collected only 14 hours of data from 13 child cyclists, and used codes for analysis that were better suited to adult cycling patterns. Out pilot work indicates that we can collect over 120 hours of data from 60 cyclists in 1 year using existing equipment. Results will contribute significantly to the evidence base for designing safety strategies for child cyclists, which are in turn critical to promoting cycling (with attendant health and environmental benefits).

The HDR would have and undergraduate degree in Psychology, or related discipline.

Experience with electronic research equipment is desirable.

Supervisory team
Julie
Hatfield

Science
Aviation
Marco
Dozza

Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Active Safety and Road-user Behavior, Department of Mechanics and Maritime Sciences
Roslyn
Poulos

Medicine
Public Health & Community Medicine
j.hatfield@unsw.edu.au