Professor Richard Rowe & Dr Damian Poulter

Professor of Psychology, University of Sheffield & Reader in Psychology, University of Greenwich

Professor Richard Rowe’s research interests focus on the development of antisocial and risky behaviour from childhood to adulthood.

He has applied this work to the development of dangerous driving behaviours in new licence holders in a number of projects with funding from the Economic and Social Research Council and the Medical Research Council, among other sources.


Dr Damian Poulter’s core research interest is in the psychological and behavioural factors associated with safety in traffic environments.

In recent years his research has focussed primarily on better understanding the elevated crash risk of young and novice drivers, supported by funding from Research Councils UK.


Presentation: the behaviour of newly qualified drivers (working title)

Professor Rowe and Dr Poulter will present findings from a recent study investigating the behavioural factors underlying the improvement in road safety for new drivers over the first months of their driving careers, and how their attitudes and behaviour change over time after passing the driving test.