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

    6009 Perth


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Teresa Senserrick PhD AFHEA(Indigenous Knowledge) is a Professor in the School of Psychological Science located on Whadjuk Noongar country. She is the Director of the Western Australian Centre for Road Safety Research, a joint initiative of The University of Western Australia and the WA Road Safety Commission. She has focused her research on road safety since 1999, in consecutive positions in Australian and United States university or affiliated research centres, with projects spanning mutliple high- and low-to-middle-income countries. With her training in developmental psychology, she has particular interest in increasing the safety of youth and young adults as new drivers and motorcycle riders and of children travelling around schools. She is best known for her expertise in road safety education, training and licensing systems, with a particular focus on equity and transport justice for First Peoples. Most recently she has overseen Honours students projects to increase equity in licence access for neurodivergent youth.

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 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Psychology, PhD, Future time perspective and motivation: an investigation of students’ personal goals and academic orientations, University of Melbourne

Award Date: 4 Apr 2002

Psychology, BA(Hons), University of Melbourne

Award Date: 23 Mar 1991


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