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A qualitative investigation of the perceptions of the role of alcohol and other drugs in micro-mobility injuries

This project will explore the perception of the roles of alcohol and other drugs on micro-mobility injuries. Micro-mobility involves using lightweight vehicles such as bicycles, e-bikes, scooters and e-scooters for transport purposes. Motor vehicle-related injury influenced by alcohol and/or other drugs has been heavily emphasised in safety and health promotion campaigns throughout Australia. With the introduction of shared e-bike and e-scooter systems, there is a need to understand the behaviours of people who use micro-mobility when under the influence of alcohol and other drugs. Routine alcohol and other drug testing, and coding of injury presentations to the Alfred Hospital has permitted identification of a sample of people who presented with micro-mobility related injury. The successful candidate will use alcohol and other drug test data, and in-depth interviews to explore and identify people’s perception of the role of alcohol and other drugs in relation to their injury. Findings will enable understanding of factors that influence people’s decision to choose micro-mobility while under the influence of alcohol and/or other drugs over other transport modes.
Essential criteria: 
Minimum entry requirements can be found here:
Micro-mobility, injury, cycling, transport, alcohol, drugs, bikes, transport, emergency, qualitative
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Time commitment 
Physical location 
553 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne (adjacent to The Alfred)
Ben Beck
Georgina Lau

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