Paul Roberts

Paul Roberts


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

    6009 Perth


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Associate Professor Paul Roberts is the Deputy Director of the Western Australian Centre for Road Safety Research which is located in the School of Population and Global Health. 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.

Paul is a passionate advocate for road safety, regularly presenting at national and international forums and conferences. He is proud to serve as the current chair of the WA chapter of the Australasian College of Road Safety.

Recent grants:

Electronic advertising billboards: A driver distraction study

Meuleners L, Roberts P.



Main Roads WA

The DIAMOND Study: Diverging Diamond Interchanges in Western Australia: PerforMance ON a Driving simulator

Meuleners L, Logan D, Roberts P, Chow K



Neurotrauma Research Program

Education/Academic qualification

Psychology, PhD

Research expertise keywords

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


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