The Australian Research Council recently awarded funding for the project Cycle Aware: Driving with Bikes. This national project investigates whether and how new drivers learn to engage with cyclists through the driver licence attainment process.
Findings from the research will be used in developing education and training materials to assist drivers to interact safely with cyclists. The project involves researchers from the University of Adelaide, Monash University and Queensland University of Technology.
A PhD scholarship based at the University of Adelaide has been made available for the project. This scholarship is a great opportunity for someone who has a first class honours degree (or Masters equivalent), is keen to create safer cyclist-motorist interactions, wants to be part of a committed and energetic cycling research team and is interested in building a research career.
Contact Dr Jennifer Bonham Ph: +61 08 8313 4655 for more information. Applications close 31 October.