Julie holds a PhD in Psychology from the University of Sydney. She has been conducting high-quality, leading edge human factors and behavioural research relating to health and safety for over 20 years. Her primary research areas include: psychological contributors to risky behaviour (e.g. risk perception, attitudes to risk, personality); distraction (particularly due to technology); driver education; vulnerable road users and active transport (e.g. cycling safety); human response to aircraft noise. Julie has extensive experience collaborating with multi-disciplinary research teams and industry partners. She has authored over 200 publications, reports and presentations. She has supervised nearly 40 postgraduate students, including 7 PhD students.