Adjunct Associate Professor
This person does not currently hold a position at QUT.
BiographyBackground Associate Professor Kerry Armstrong is a Principal Research Fellow at the Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety – Queensland, Australia. She has been actively involved in road safety analysis, initiatives, and research for the past 17 years and has an established national and international profile. She was awarded a prestigious three-year QUT Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellowship which she commenced in January, 2016. Kerry is a registered psychologist and holds a PhD from QUT. She is immediate past Chair of the Australasian College of Road Safety (ACRS) – QLD Chapter (2009-2016) and current deputy Chair. University Committee Representation 2015-current: University Academic Board 2015-2016: University Learning and Teaching Committee 2015-2016: University Appeals Committee 2015-current: IHBI Injury Prevention Program Community Theme Leader 2012-2015: CARRS-Q School and Community Theme Leader 2010-2013: IHBI Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation Domain Executive Steering Group 2009-2010: Faculty of Health Equity Committee Research interests postpartum sleepiness and safety-sensitive activities (such as driving) drink driving - in particular women's drink driving drug driving women’s drinking Research grants Kerry has been involved, as either a chief or co-investigator, in attracting close to $5 million in research grants and consultancies, with the outcomes being published numerous articles in high quality journals or disseminated via presentations at both national and international conferences. Her contributions advance several key priorities of the QUT Blueprint through her national leadership in the areas of injury prevention, knowledge transfer via consulting services, and translation of research to policy. She had led or managed a number of projects which have had direct impact on the development and implementation of policy and legislation.
Drink Driving and Drug Driving, Rural and Remote Road Safety, Rural Isolation and Drink Driving, Fatigue and Sleepiness, Post-Partum Fatigue, Women Alcohol Use and Culture, Alcohol and Culture, Road Safety Strategy and Policy, Capacity Building and Management
Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008
- Doctor of Philosophy (Queensland University of Technology)
- Bachelor of Social Science (Queensland University of Technology)
Professional memberships and associations
- 2004 - current: Registered Psychologist (Queensland).
- 2009 - current: Australian College of Road Safety (ACRS)
- Armstrong K, Watling C, Davey J, (2018) Deterrence of drug driving: The impact of the ACT drug driving legislation and detection techniques, Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 54, pp. 138-147.
- Watling H, Armstrong K, (2017) Predicting self-reported drink driving among middle-aged women, Accident Analysis and Prevention, 101, pp. 154-159.
- Armstrong K, Watling H, Watson A, Davey J, (2017) Profile of urban vs rural drivers detected drink driving via Roadside Breath Testing (RBT) in Queensland, Australia, between 2000 and 2011, Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 47, pp. 114-121.
- Filtness A, Armstrong K, Watson A, Smith S, (2017) Sleep-related crash characteristics: Implications for applying a fatigue definition to crash reports, Accident Analysis and Prevention, 99, pp. 440-444.
- Filtness A, Armstrong K, Watson A, Smith S, (2017) Sleep-related vehicle crashes on low speed roads, Accident Analysis and Prevention, 99, pp. 279-286.
- Watling C, Armstrong K, Smith S, Obst P, (2016) Crash risk perception of sleepy driving and its comparisons with drink driving and speeding: which behavior is perceived as the riskiest?, Traffic Injury Prevention, 17 (4), pp. 400-405.
- Armstrong K, Mackenzie J, Smith S, (2015) Postpartum sleepiness and sleepy driving in Australian mothers, International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 53 (2), pp. 76-86.
- Watling C, Armstrong K, Obst P, Smith S, (2014) Continuing to drive while sleepy: The influence of sleepiness countermeasures, motivation for driving sleepy, and risk perception, Accident Analysis and Prevention, 73, pp. 262-268.
- Armstrong K, Watling H, Watson A, Davey J, (2014) Profile of women detected drink driving via Roadside Breath Testing (RBT) in Queensland, Australia, between 2000 and 2011, Accident Analysis and Prevention, 67, pp. 67-74.
- Davey J, Armstrong K, Martin P, (2014) Results of the Queensland 2007-2012 roadside drug testing program: The prevalence of three illicit drugs, Accident Analysis and Prevention, 65, pp. 11-17.
- Developing Female Specific Intervention Strategies to Reduce the Alarming Levels of Risky Alcohol Consumption by Young Women
- Primary fund type
- CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
- Project ID
- Start year
- Alcohol; Culture; Women
Completed supervisions (Doctorate)
- Heavy Vehicle Safety in Oman: A Situational Analysis (2017)
- Mothers' Sleepiness and Driving in the Postpartum Period (2016)
- Policing Road Safety in Oman: Perceptions of Deterrence and Organisational Alignment (2016)
- The Sleep and Wake Drives: Exploring the Genetic and Psychophysiological Aspects of Sleepiness, Motivation, and Performance (2016)
- Exploring Cultural, Social and Psychosocial Influences on Women's Drinking across Age Cohorts. (2015)
- Safety Culture and the Australian Heavy Vehicle Industry: A Concept in Chaos - An Industry in Need (2014)
- Illegal street racing and associated (hooning) behaviours (2010)