Lisa Wundersitz

Dr Lisa Wundersitz

Senior Research Fellow

Centre for Automotive Safety Research

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences


Dr Lisa Wundersitz is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Automotive Safety Research at the University of Adelaide where she has worked since 1996. She was awarded a PhD in Psychology for her work investigating the characteristics of high-risk young drivers. Her evidence-based young driver research has supported and influenced Government policy, including the introduction of the enhanced GLS legislation in South Australia. Lisa also specialises in research concerning road user attitudes and behaviours, regional and remote road safety, evaluations of road safety programs and mass media campaigns, driver impairment (alcohol, drugs, distraction), and quad bike safety.

Research interests

  • Young driver safety
  • Graduated licensing programs
  • Driver impairment (alcohol, drugs, fatigue)
  • Risky road user behaviour
  • Development and evaluation of mass media campaigns
  • Evaluation of road safety programs
  • Quad bike safety
  • Transport in workplace health and safety
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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2017 Senior Research Fellow University of Adelaide
    2007 - 2016 Research Fellow University of Adelaide
    2004 - 2011 Facilitator, Driver Intervention Program Department for Planning, Transport, and Infrastructure
    1996 - 2006 Research Assistant University of Adelaide
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2007 University of Adelaide Australia PhD
    1996 University of Adelaide Australia BA (Hons)
    1995 University of Adelaide Australia BA
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  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2009 - 2014 Co-Supervisor Road safety and mobility of older drivers in rural versus urban areas Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr James Peter Thompson
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2017 - ongoing Co-Supervisor Toward an understanding of the psychological influences involved in shared autonomous vehicle acceptance: Dispositional and environmental factors University of the Sunshine Coast PhD Doctorate Tom Astle
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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2011 - ongoing Member Driver Intervention Program Reference Group Department for Planning, Transport, and Infrastructure2011
    2009 - 2011 Representative Motor Accident Commission Minor Works Community Grants Program Motor Accident Commission
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2016 - ongoing Member Healthy Development Adelaide
  • Position: Senior Research Fellow
  • Phone: 83136298
  • Email: lisa.wundersitz@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8232 4995
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Engineering Annex
  • Org Unit: Centre for Automotive Safety Research

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