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Jean Shope Invited to Australia

September 11, 2006

Dr. Jean T. Shope, UMTRI research professor and former head of the Social and Behavioral Analysis Division, has been invited to the Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety-Queensland (CARRS-Q) at Australia's Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane.

Dr. Shope will be serving as adjunct professor from mid-September through the end of 2006. She will assist graduate students in their research and give several talks and seminars. Her contributions will include

  • Presenting the keynote speech at the annual Australasian Road Safety Research, Education and Policing Conference, October 25-27
  • Presenting at the International Traffic Medicine Association's 20th World Congress in Melbourne, October 16-18
  • Attending the Australian Road Research Bureau (ARRB) Conference in Canberra, October 29-November 2
  • Participating and providing leadership in the Injury and Prevention Consortium, Australia (IPCA) project
  • Providing expertise and leadership in the development of graduated licensing work being undertaken at CARRS-Q
  • Collaborating on projects with Queensland Transport researchers

The Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety-Queensland (CARRS-Q) was established in 1996 as a joint venture initiative of the Motor Accident Insurance Commission (MAIC) and Queensland University of Technology (QUT). It is one of the few nationally recognised,
university-based research centers of its kind in Australia and is a vital player in the international pursuit of road safety.