Amanda has been involved in road safety research for almost two decades 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 took up her position at Monash University Accident Research Centre in 2014 after spending a number of years working in road safety in England, Scotland and the Republic of Ireland. Her current research focusses on understanding and addressing the mechanisms behind risky driving behaviour. Particular focus is on aggressive, anti-social or non-compliant driving behaviour. She is currently involved in designing and implementing behaviour modification programs to support drivers in managing emotional, fatigued or inattentive driving.