Stakeholders must currently work in a role that has an influence on deliver rider behavior and safety in Victoria; are responsible for designing and implementing incident prevention strategies within road safety; or have knowledge of human factors and systems thinking methodology. For example, stakeholders may have held roles within:

· industry peak bodies, regulatory agencies (e.g. transport councils), unions, or government departments (e.g. local councils, road safety authorities or national road safety groups),

· gig economy platforms / delivery companies (such as company management and staff, including delivery riders)

· road safety research groups or consultancies

· advocacy groups for gig economy workers and other road user groups (e.g. trucking, cycling advocates).

If you choose to participate, you will receive an introduction to systems thinking and the use systems thinking methods to improve your understanding of the on-demand gig economy rider delivery system, and the network of factors that contribute to delivery rider behaviour and safety (specifically, crashes).

Workshop Details are:

ActorMap and AcciMap Workshop
Duration: 4 hours
Date: October 12, 2021
Time: 9:30 am- 1:30pm
Location: Melbourne CBD/online
An ActorMap shows the diverse set of actors who share the responsibility for on-demand gig economy rider safety in Victoria, Australia.  In this workshop, you will review, refine and validate a draft ActorMap. This involves reviewing the ActorMap to determine whether the actors and organizations included are appropriate and to identify any missing actors or organisations.

An AcciMap depicts the factors which interact to influence on-demand gig economy delivery rider behaviour and safety. These will encompass factors across the entire on-demand gig economy delivery rider system, ranging from the road and work environment and delivery riders themselves to supervisory, company management, regulatory, government, and international levels.  You will review an AcciMap to determine whether the contributory factors and relationships included are appropriate and to identify missing contributory factors and relationships.
Preventimap Workshop Duration: 4 hours
Date: December 8, 2021
Time: 9:30 am-1:30 pm
Location: Melbourne CBD/online
A PreventiMap proposes a network of system-wide interventions designed to optimise delivery rider safety and prevent on-demand gig economy delivery rider crashes.   During this workshop we will review the insights from the ActorMap and AcciMap/s developed in previous workshops, and work together to develop a PreventiMap. 

* The research team aim to hold the workshops in-person. However, if Government restrictions relating to COVID-19 are in place, workshops will be conducted via an online meeting platform (e.g. Zoom or Microsoft Teams) and will be capped to 4-hours in duration.

Please click here to view the Research Project Information sheet for detailed information about participation.

If you would like to participate, please discuss your availability with your direct supervisor, and then click on the button above to register your interest and availability. The University of the Sunshine Coast team will then make direct contact with you.

Additional Information or Questions

Please be advised that your choice to participate or not, will not affect your relationship with the Department of Transport or the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Do not hesitate to contact the research team if you have any questions about the study.

Research Team

Dr Bhawana K C