Steering Committee

Trina Baggett, an Injury Prevention Community Facilitator with Community Safety Central, Auckland Council. Trina co-ordinates the activities of Communities Living Injury Free. Her grassroots, youth-focused work experience stems from working with rurally placed young people in Wairoa and Heretaunga.  She has worked extensively with Maori young people, and continues to maintain strong links within the sector. Her entry into community-based injury prevention was driven by a desire to improve the well-being of Maori and Pasifika whanau.

Dorothy Begg, an injury epidemiologist, co-ordinates IPRU’s transport safety research. Her undergraduate training was in Psychology and postgraduate training in Epidemiology. Her principal research interest is young drivers, and in particular the graduated driver licensing system and its impact on driver behaviour. Recent HRC funded research focuses on young newly licenced drivers and the GDL system, and motorcycling injury research.

Rebecca Brookland is a Research Fellow with IPRU. Her research focuses on parental influence on the driving experiences of young drivers. She is also Project Manager for the New Zealand Drivers Study, a large follow-up study of nearly 4000 newly licenced drivers.

David T. Brown is an Associate Professor with the Department of Tourism and Environment, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario and International Program Coordinator, Tourism and Environment Lecturer, Dept. of Tourism, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. He works towards sustainability by applying sound theoretical principles to real-world situations.

DCC Transportation Planning and Operations Staff (Charlotte Flaherty and others).

Claire Freeman is an Associate Professor and Director of the Master of Planning programme in the Department of Geography at the University of Otago. She is on Editorial Board of the Children’s Geographies Journal and  Australasian Journal of Environmental Management. Her research interests include planning for the natural environment; biodiversity and conservation planning, open space planning, planning with children; children and young people’s participation in planning and the environment and environmental education and Sustainable settlements; focusing on community planning and planning for the natural urban environment.

Michael Keall is an Injury Epidemiologist and a senior research fellow in the Housing and Health Research Programme, University of Otago, Wellington. In 2010, he was employed as a biostatistician for an international collaboration of road safety agencies in Europe, Australia and New Zealand and is an expert in travel survey research. He is on the editorial boards of the international journals Accident Analysis and Prevention and BMC Public Health.

Jinty MacTavish is a DCC Councillor and former Regional Coordinator for the Enviroschools programme. She has a Masters in Science Communication and brings knowledge and extensive experience with youth, school systems and local community leadership.

Rob McGee is Professor and Co-Principal Investigator of the Cancer Society Social and Behavioural Research Unit at the Dunedin School of Medicine. His research interests broadly span the health and wellbeing of adolescents and young adults, and the evaluation of health promotion efforts to achieve improved health in these populations.

Rose Richards is the Deputy Director of the Cancer Society Social and Behavioural Research Unit at the Dunedin School of Medicine. Her research interests include adolescent physical activity, promotion of active transport and links between active transport and health.

Anil Thapliyal is an Hon Senior Lecturer, Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care at The University of Auckland and Chief Executive Officer at HealthTRX Limited and International Advisor at The Centre for Applied Research and Evaluation-International Foundation. He is a father and pioneer in the area of E-Therapy, E-screening, and E-Learning.

Ben Wooliscroft is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Marketing. Ben has taught in marketing theory, consumer behaviour, history of business and marketing research. He has a passion for the history of general theory development and philosophical issues in marketing.


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