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Personal profile

Biography

Amanda has been involved in road safety research for the over a decade and her background is in the psychology behind driver behaviour. Amanda completed her PhD in Psychology at the University of Surrey, UK. Her PhD work focused on the role that emotions play in how a driver evaluates and responds to their current driving environment. She has published extensively in this area.

Amanda is currently a Research Fellow at Monash University Accident Research Centre, a position she took up in 2014 after spending a number of years working in road safety in England, Scotland and tthe Republic of Ireland.

Research area keywords

  • driving anger
  • aggressive driving
  • dax
  • das
  • anger expression
  • mood-congruent driving

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Projects

Research Output

Australian cyclists’ engagement in secondary tasks

Young, K. L., Stephens, A. N., O'Hern, S. & Koppel, S., Mar 2020, In : Journal of Transport & Health. 16, 10 p., 100793.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

The safety benefits of older drivers attending an in-person licence renewal

Koppel, S., Bugeja, L., Stephens, A., Cartwright, A., Osborne, R., Williams, G., Peiris, S., Di Stefano, M. & Charlton, J. L., Jun 2020, In : Journal of Transport & Health. 17, 100845.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Dimensions of aberrant driving behaviour and their relation to crash involvement for drivers in New Zealand

Sullman, M. J. M., Stephens, A. N. & Taylor, J. E., Oct 2019, In : Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour. 66, p. 111-121 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Do mindfulness interventions improve road safety? A systematic review

Koppel, S., Bugeja, L., Hua, P., Osborne, R., Stephens, A. N., Young, K. L., Chambers, R. & Hassed, C., 1 Feb 2019, In : Accident Analysis and Prevention. 123, p. 88-98 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Mindfulness predicts driver engagement in distracting activities

Young, K. L., Koppel, S., Stephens, A. N., Osborne, R., Chambers, R. & Hassed, C., 15 May 2019, In : Mindfulness. 10, 5, p. 913-922 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Prizes

Advancing Women's Research Success Grant

Stephens, Amanda (Recipient), 18 Mar 2019

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Best Research Paper 2019

Stephens, Amanda (Recipient), 16 Jul 2019

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities

  • 2 Contribution to workshop, seminar, course

MUARC - TAC Safe Systems I Workshop

Michael Fitzharris (Organiser), , Michael Lenne (Member of programme committee), , Bruce Corben (Member of programme committee), , Tandy Pok Arundell (Speaker), , Michael Nieuwesteeg (Session chair), , Samantha Cockfield (Speaker), , Johan Strandroth (Speaker), , Chris Jones (Speaker), , Stuart Ballingall (Speaker), , Jane Richards (Speaker), , Nicole Downing (Speaker), , Amanda Stephens (Speaker), , David Logan (Speaker), , Hayley McDonald (Speaker), , Arthur Vulcan (Speaker), , Samantha Kate Buckis (Speaker), , Jessica Di-Quan Truong (Speaker), & Ian Johnston (Speaker)

9 Aug 201616 Aug 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to workshop, seminar, course

MUARC - TAC SAfe Systems Workshop II

Michael Fitzharris (Organiser), , Bruce Corben (Speaker), , Michael Lenne (Speaker), , Claes Tingvall (Keynote/plenary speaker), , Samantha Cockfield (Speaker), , Antonietta Cavallo (Speaker), , Michael Nieuwesteeg (Speaker), , Jane Richards (Speaker), , Chris Jones (Speaker), , Tandy Pok Arundell (Speaker), , David Healy (Speaker), , David Logan (Speaker), , Sujanie Peiris (Speaker), & Amanda Stephens (Speaker)

15 Nov 201622 Nov 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to workshop, seminar, course

Press / Media

Aggression on Australian roads

Amanda Stephens & Michael Patrick Fitzharris

17/07/1712/10/17

8 items of Media coverage, 2 Media contributions

Press/Media: Research

BBC radio 4 podcast

Amanda Stephens

10/04/17

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment