Application of the change blindness model to discover key DriveSafe mechanisms: A subtest of DriveSafe DriveAware

Beth Cheal

Institute of Driver Health

Beth Cheal graduated with a BAppSc(OT) and MAppSc(OT) at the University of Sydney. Beth has completed a PhD (USyd) converting DriveSafe DriveAware, a cognitive fitness to drive screen published by Pearson, into a touchscreen test for GPs and occupational therapist to use to identify drivers who may be at-risk due to a medical condition or age related changes. Beth is a driver-trained occupational therapist and licensed driving instructor who has worked in driver assessment and rehabilitation since 2000. Beth has coordinated training for occupational therapists and driving instructors in driver assessment and rehabilitation since 2006. Beth is co-director of the Institute of Driver Health.