Lisa Buckley, PhD

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Training & Education Core Faculty

Assistant Research Scientist, Young Driver Behavior and Injury Prevention Group,  University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI)

Dr. Buckley received her PhD from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in 2008. In 2013, she moved to UMTRI from the Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety-Queensland, QUT, where she was a senior research fellow.  Dr. Buckley’s overall research expertise overlies health-behavior-change program development, implementation, and evaluation including the translation of theory to evidence-based practice. She has focused behavio- change research in efforts to reduce adolescent and young-adult injury, primarily around the use of alcohol, experience of violence and road-related risk behaviors. Her work focuses on protective factors to reduce harm through supportive relationships with friends, parents, and teachers and motivation to adopt healthy behavior. She has a particular interest in the role of passengers and the way in which they can promote driving safety.

Dr. Buckley helps lead the Center's training and education activities.

Find out more about Dr. Buckley's research on ResearchGate and via Michigan Experts.