Title of Project
Name of Advisor/s
College of Public Health, Medical & Veterinary Science
Summary of Project
This project would explore the effectiveness and what makes signage effective in ensuring the safety of people in, on and around water. Signage is a common form of providing information to the public, and while there is a lot of information about road safety signage we know very little about what makes water safety signage effective. Unlike road safety there are a number of challenges around water safety signs such as location (proximity to hazard), size & visual impact, understanding & comprehension, changing nature of hazards, enforcement, and life span. Understanding the challenges will help improve water safety.
Drown; water safety; communication; behaviour; prevention
Would suit an applicant who
Would suit an applicant who has a background in psychology, human behaviour; public health, occupational therapy, workplace health and safety, communication.