• The University of Western Australia (M304), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

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Biography

Associate Professor Paul Roberts is the Deputy Director of the Western Australian Centre for Road Safety Research which is located in the School of Psychological Science. He has over 25 years’ experience as an academic and more than 15 years’ experience in road safety.

Paul has a PhD in experimental psychology from UWA and has conducted fundamental work on implicit learning, false memory, the representation of implicit knowledge and individual differences in false memory susceptibility. In the road safety space his particular interests are driver fatigue, distraction and error. He advises various organisations, including resources companies on fatigue management, in Australia and overseas. He is the joint organiser (with Professor Lynn Meuleners) of the International Conference on Fatigue Management in Transport. Paul is recognised as a national expert on distraction from digital billboards and he has conducted many research and consulting projects on the safety impact of digital billboards.

 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

Psychology, PhD

Research expertise keywords

  • Human factors
  • road safety
  • driver distraction
  • Driver fatigue

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