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Parental policing: what are mums and dads doing to encourage safe driving?

21-07-2016 Parents are vital in encouraging their children to obey the road rules and young drivers are keen to show their parents they can be trusted behind the wheel, according to results of a QUT road safety study.

Break the bedtime shenanigans early, says QUT researcher

21-07-2016 Sleep. Many children make a sport out of resisting it, reaching Olympic levels of prowess in bedtime shenanigans, writes QUT early childhood researcher Dr Kate Williams in The Conversation

Australian first study finds massive diabetic foot disease costs

18-07-2016 New research from QUT shows preventable hospitalisation from diabetic foot disease is costing Australia hundreds of millions of dollars each year.

How Pokemon Go is helping road safety researchers

14-07-2016 Pokemon Go is giving a glimpse of how gaming can keep drivers safer behind the wheel, according to QUT’s Dr Ronald Schroeter.

Raising the stakes: Gambling with the future of universities

13-07-2016 Prosperity in the future depends on our ability to play our part in a more globalised, technologically-enhanced knowledge economy, says QUT Vice Chancellor Professor Peter Coaldrake in a new edition of Raising the stakes: Gambling with the futures of universities co-authored with Dr Lawrence Stedman.

Taking a carrot and stick approach to workplace safety

13-07-2016 Adopting a carrot and stick approach is the key to reducing deaths, injuries and illnesses on the job, according to QUT researcher Dr Jason Edwards, who is working with Queensland industry to come up with positive ways to improve workplace safety performance.

Masters of the woven word: Qld Poetry Festival & QUT host internationally acclaimed poets

13-07-2016 A Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and Booker Prize-shortlisted novelist are both heading to Brisbane for the country’s premier poetry festival, the Queensland Poetry Festival, in a new partnership with QUT’s Creative Writing & Literary Studies department.

CARRS-Q to host International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology

12-07-2016 International experts will meet in Brisbane to share the latest in road safety research with the aim of reducing the global road toll.

'Patient Heal Thyself': How technology will change our future health

11-07-2016 Where is wearable health technology taking us? How will it disrupt the traditional role of the GP? And how will it improve the affordability of the health system?

QUT News & Events Wrap

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