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SPAD-risk Management & Mitigation

Dr Anjun Naweed'Signal Passed Danger' (SPAD) happens when a train moves past a danger signal into an area where the train has no authority costing the rail industry millions each year, impacting service delivery and causing death.

The Appleton Institute members have undertaken an engaged approach to research that has never been used before in this area, working with almost all rail operators/stakeholders in Australia and NZ to understand the causes to better manage and mitigate issues. The research has led to outstanding results and a significant decrease in SPAD-related issues.

  • Anjum Naweed (Leader, Chief Investigator – Appleton Institute for Behavioural Sciences)
  • Sophia Rainbird (Research support - Appleton Institute for Behavioural Sciences)
  • Verna Blewett (Research support - Appleton Institute for Behavioural Sciences)
  • Lily Hirsch (Research support - Appleton Institute for Behavioural Sciences)
  • Drew Dawson (Research support - Appleton Institute for Behavioural Sciences)

Finalists

Pathways to Employment

A research project to highlight and provide recommendations for employment constraints faced by the Adelaide Sudanese community. The research team worked with a wide range of external organisations to develop new pathways to employment and empower members of the Sudanese community. 

  • James Lejukole (Lead researcher – Appleton Institute)
  • Sophia Rainbird (Researcher – Appleton Institute)
  • Verna Blewett (Researcher – Appleton Institute)
  • Danielle Every (Researcher – Appleton Institute)
  • Larissa Clarkson (Researcher – Appleton Institute)

Tales from a Resilient Community

The third project in an ongoing Community Based Participatory Research relationship between researchers at CQUniversity and the Theodore community, 'Tales from a Resilient Community' builds on the strengths of this community who have been through a major flood event. The project worked predominantly with the Dawson Folk Museum to develop a commemorative book to be published in 2014, as well as the facilitation of workshops for community members in oral history methodology, interview techniques and analysis of transcripts.

  • Wendy Madsen (Research Partner – School of Human, Health and Social Sciences)
  • Cathy O'Mullan (Research Partner – School of Human, Health and Social Sciences)
  • Monica Atfield (Research Partner – Theodore Historical Society)
  • Michelle Isler (Research Partner – Theodore Historical Society)