The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences is seeking young drivers to take part in a study investigating hazard perception and non-invasive stimulation of the brain.

Over 4 weekly sessions, participants will complete a computer-based driver training course while receiving transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), a painless, non-invasive brain stimulation.

tDCS is a completely safe technique that allows researchers to gain new understandings of how the brain works. tDCS involves running a small current between two electrodes that are placed on your head. The technique has been safely used around the world on thousands of individuals.

The first session will take 2 hours, and the remaining three sessions will take 1 hour each.

All sessions will take place at UQ's St Lucia campus.

Participant benefits:

Participants will receive a $100 Coles/Myer gift voucher.


  • 18 - 25 years of age
  • All interested volunteers will need to complete a screening questionnaire
  • Normal or corrected-to-normal vision (i.e. glasses or contact lenses)
  • Australian drivers’ license (Red P/P1, Green P/P2, or Open)
  • Drive at least 4 times a week
  • Must not have participated in any other hazard perception study (in which you would have viewed videos of traffic scenes).

Register your interest:

Interested participants are invited to contact:

Ms Genevieve Kieseker 
PhD Candidate
+61 4 3408 7031

This study has been approved by The University of Queensland Human Research Ethics Committee [Approval No. 2018001022]