Jennifer Oxley

Assoc Professor

Accepting PhD Students

1996 …2022
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Associate Professor Oxley is a leading internationally renowned academic in injury prevention research, having made a significant contribution to the reduction of injuries and overall safe mobility of vulnerable populations. Her main research interests are in the roles of health promotion, education and behaviour in injury prevention and trauma and investigating the role of human behaviour and performance in injury occurrence, focusing on the assessment and management of risk and a human factors approach to understanding the human machine interface in safety systems. Jennie also has a keen research interests in promoting healthy lifestyles, assessment of performance, examining injury and health outcomes following crashes, as well as evaluations of educational, training, behavioural and technological interventions and has

Jennie has published widely, receives frequent invitations to speak to the media and various conferences and seminars, review manuscripts, evaluate competitive grant proposals, consult on national and international projects with prominent organizations (e.g., Swedish Road Administration, the French National Institute for Transport and Safety Research, Transportation Research Board, etc.), and provides expert advice to government, key stakeholders and community organizations. Some of her research findings have made a substantial contribution to licensing and educational policy and guidelines/standards for enhanced design and infrastructure both in Australia and overseas and include the development of innovative and practical assessment, management and education strategies to improve safety.

She is also responsible for managing major projects in the areas of assessment of risk of learner and novice drivers, pedestrians and cyclists, elderly road users, child injury prevention, and unlicensed and offender drivers. Her studies address human factors and safety issues relevant to ITS technologies and development of innovative measures to improve safety, mobility and quality of life amongst these populations. Jennie is currently supervising six postgraduate students in vulnerable road user safety, falls prevention, child injury and workplace safety.

Associate Professor Oxley is also actively involved in a number of road safety and injury prevention committees and partnerships including Malaysia Global Road Safety Partnership (member) Transportation Research Board (Chair, sub-committee on older women’s extended safe mobility), Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (member), Road Safety on Five Continents (member Scientific Program committee), Australasian College of Road Safety (member). Jennie takes an active role in a number of conferences including the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, the Australasian Road Safety Conferences, AAAM Annual Meetings, International Conference on the Safety and Mobility of Vulnerable Road Users, and Road Safety on Five Continents, as a member of Scientific Committees, chairing sessions, and presenting papers. 


  • Safe mobility
  • child pedestrians and cyclists
  • elderly road users
  • learner and novice drivers
  • injury

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Projects 2002 2022

Research Output 1996 2019

A simulator study of driving behavior and mental workload in mixed-use arterial road environments

O’Hern, S., Stephan, K., Qiu, J. & Oxley, J., 2019, In : Traffic Injury Prevention. 20, 6, p. 648-654 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Crash characteristics of on-road single-bicycle crashes: An under-recognised problem

Beck, B., Stevenson, M. R., Cameron, P., Oxley, J., Newstead, S., Olivier, J., Boufous, S. & Gabbe, B. J., 14 Feb 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Injury Prevention. 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Factors and challenges of driving reduction and cessation: a systematic review and meta-synthesis of qualitative studies on self-regulation

Ang, B. H., Jennifer, O., Chen, W. S. & Lee, S. W. H., Jun 2019, In : Journal of Safety Research. 69, p. 101-108 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Motorcycle helmet visor–related facial injury and its potential mechanism of injury: evidence-based case study

Ramli, R. & Oxley, J. A., 2019, In : Traffic Injury Prevention. 20, 3, p. 332-335 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Pedestrian injuries due to collisions with cyclists Melbourne, Australia

O'Hern, S. & Oxley, J., 1 Jan 2019, In : Accident Analysis and Prevention. 122, p. 295-300 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Press / Media

Government action on silent vehicles

Michael Fitzharris, Sara Liu, Jennifer Oxley & Chris Edwards


4 items of media coverage

Press/Media: Research