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Dr Sara Liu is a Research Fellow at the Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC). She has a doctorate in clinical psychology, and is a registered psychologist. Her Clinical Psychology background supports her main research area of interest, which surrounds mental health outcomes post injury trauma. Her current research commitments focus particularly on psychological outcomes experienced by clients within a compensable injury setting. In addition, Sara also conducts research in a range of road safety domains such as drink- and drug-driving.

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Projects 2012 2022

Research Output 2011 2017

  • 3 Conference Paper
  • 3 Article
  • 1 Commissioned Report
  • 1 Chapter (Book)
12 Citations (Scopus)

Alcohol consumption patterns and attitudes toward drink-drive behaviours and road safety enforcement strategies

Stephens, A. N., Bishop, C. A., Liu, S. & Fitzharris, M., 1 Jan 2017, In : Accident Analysis and Prevention. 98, p. 241-251 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Associations between alcohol consumption patterns and attitudes towards alcohol interlocks

Bishop, C. A., Liu, S., Stephens, A. N. & Fitzharris, M., 1 Nov 2017, In : Accident Analysis and Prevention. 108, p. 83-90 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

9 Citations (Scopus)

The relative importance of real-time in-cab and external feedback in managing fatigue in real-world commercial transport operations

Fitzharris, M., Liu, S., Stephens, A. N. & Lenné, M. G., 2017, In : Traffic Injury Prevention. 18, S1, p. S71-S78 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Options to extend coverage of alcohol interlock programs

Fitzharris, M., Liu, S., Peiris, S., Devlin, A., Young, K., Lenne, M., Bowman, D. & Gatof, J., 2015, Sydney: Austroads. 178 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned ReportResearch

Open Access

Prevention of Spinal Cord Injury Due to Road Traffic Crashes

Fitzharris, M. P., Liu, S. & Peiris, A. S., 2015, ISCoS Textbook on Comprehensive Management of Spinal Cord Injuries. Chhabra, H. S. (ed.). 1st ed. New Delhi: Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, p. 1068 - 1076 9 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Other

Press / Media

Government action on silent vehicles

Michael Fitzharris, Sara Liu, Jennifer Oxley & Chris Edwards


4 items of Media coverage

Press/Media: Research

The Dangers of Silent Electric Cars

Sara Liu


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Article/Feature