Ezra Hauer is Professor (emeritus), Department of Civil Engineering, University of Toronto. Active in road safety research and consulting since 1970. Author of more than 200 scientific papers. Recipient of R. Crum Award, U.S. National Academies of Sciences and Engineering (1999) and ITE Transportation Safety Award (1993). Director, Transportation Safety Council, Institute of Transportation Engineers(1993-1995); Member 407 Safety Review (1997), Coordinator of "Safety Research Group Ontario" (1981 1993).Vice President, Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals (1987 88); President, Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals (1985 86); Member, Advisory Board, International Association of Traffic Safety Sciences, Japan, (1986 ); Member, International Committee of Symposia on Traffic and Transportation Theory (1983 ), Convener (1996-2000); Associate Editor of "Accident Analysis & Prevention (1982 1995); Chairman, Committee on Methodology for Evaluating Highway Improvements, Transportation Research Board (1982 1997), Chairman (1993-1995); Member, Committee to Study Geometric Design Standards, U.S. National Research Council (1984 1987).
Farida Saad studied Psychology at the University of Provence, Faculty of Human Science (Master in Experimental Social Psychology, 1970. Post-graduate degree in Social and Industrial Psychology, 1972).
Since 1972, she developed her research activity at ONSER (the French National Organization for Traffic Safety), later to become part of INRETS in 1985 (the French National Research Institute on Transport and Safety) and, in 2011, part of IFSTTAR (the French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Development and Networks). In 2007 she became Associate Research Director to the laboratory of Social Psychology at the university of Provence
Her main activity has covered applied research, conduct of national research projects, participation in European research projects, expertise, teaching and scientific animation in the fields of driving ergonomics and road safety. FS specialised in analysing drivers’ behaviour in various safety critical situations in real driving conditions and studying use, acceptance and behavioural impact of new driver support systems such as speed limiters.
She has supervised about forty students at the Master and PhD levels (Psychology, Ergonomics and Transport Safety) and participated as an expert in several Studies of Road Accidents and Programmes of Road Safety Measures, financed by the World Bank in Ivory Coast, in the Philippines, in Niger and in Vietnam.
FS retired from IFSTTAR (Institut Français des Sciences et Technologies des Transports, de l’Aménagement et des Réseaux) in March 2013.
Guoqing Hu is Professor and Vice Dean of Xiangya School of Public Health, Central South University. GH holds a Ph.D. in Epidemiology and Health Statistics from Central South University and a Mastesr degree from Central South University, China, and has received 1.5 years training at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He focuses on injury epidemiology and policy research. GH has published over 100 peer-review articles and serves as the editorial member of two international academic journals (Injury Prevention, Injury Epidemiology) and four domestic academic journals (Injury Medicine, Chinese Journal of Modern Paediatrics, Practical Preventive Medicine), and the reviewer of over ten internal peer-reviewed journals such as American Journal of Public Health, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Injury, Traffic Injury Prevention, International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion, BMC Public Health, Plos One, Journal of Public health, international journal of Public Health, and Public Health.
Hermann Knoflacher is Professor Emeritus, Institute for Traffic Planning and Traffic Engineering TU. Wien.
1963 – 1970 Traffic safety research at the University.
1970 – 1983 Head of the Traffic Safety Research Institute, Traffic Safety Board Austria.
1975 – 2008 Professor and Head of the Institute for Traffic Planning and Traffic Engineering TU. Wien.
Since 1963 he has been involved in Practical Work in Civil Engineering, Transport Planning, Traffic Safety, Urban Planning. His fields of research are: Design of transport elements; user behavior; Traffic-infrastructure and mobility; Sustainable development of cities and mobility; Traffic safety; Energy-consumption; Environment; Basic interdisciplinary research.
Since 1967 he has published 9 books, more than 500 scientific publications, more than 500 research and Planning projects; lectures in the field of transport planning and traffic engineering worldwide (USA, Europe, Asia, Australia. He has more than 300 realized projects for cities, regions, national transport policy measures. Adviser to Ministers, Majors,EU-Research, WHO, OECD etc.
Dr Ian Johnston AM has worked in the safety, especially transport safety, field since 1966 and his experience spans all modes. He has been a researcher, policy analyst, program administrator, senior and/or chief executive and non-executive Board member across a range of transport modes and settings - with the Australian government, with the government of Victoria, with a national roads and transport R&D company and in academia. He has a special interest in how societies, governments and organizations think about and manage safety and in the translation of research results into policy and practice. He was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for his contributions in 2007.
Ian was Managing Director of the Australian Road Research Board from 1989 to 2001 and Director of the Monash University Accident Research Centre from 2001 to his retirement from full time work in 2006. He now runs his own consultancy in safety services. Ian is the independent chair of the National Road Safety Partnership Program and of the Victorian injury data working group and is the independent expert on the Tasmanian Road Safety Council. In addition, he served for six years as a non-executive Director (Deputy Chair) on the Board of the National Transport Commission, was a member of Australia’s inaugural National Road Safety Council for the three years of its existence, served as a non-executive Director on the Board of the Driver Education Centre of Australia Ltd. for many years and as a member of the Core Advisory Group of the World Bank’s Global Road Safety Facility.
Mohamed Seedat is a professor in the University of South Africa’s (UNISA) College for Graduate Studies, Head of the UNISA Institute for Social and Health Sciences and Director of the SAMRC-UNISA Violence, Injury and Peace Research Unit. He was visiting professor at the Indian Institute for Technology, New Delhi and University of Philippines and adjunct professor at Monash University, Australia as well as a mid-career fellow at Yale University (USA).
He conducts collaborative research in safety and peace promotion and supports the development of community-centred prevention expertise in several African countries. He is currently researching the social anatomy of (non)-violent public protests and writing on the social-intellectual histories of community engaged safety promotion programs.
Mohamed is examiner and promoter for post-graduate studies, mentors emerging and next-generation scholars, and provides technical, research and strategic support in the traffic injury, and safety and peace promotion fields.
Mohamed serves on several editorial boards; he is the founding Editor of African Safety Promotion: A Journal of Injury and Violence Prevention, co-editor of the Springer Community Psychology Book Series and an action/associate editor of the Journal of Community Psychology.
Mohamed is rated as an internationally recognized scientist by the South African National Research Foundation (NRF).
Rune Elvik (born 1955) was educated as a political scientist at the University of Oslo. He has worked as road safety researcher at the Institute of Transport Economics since 1980. He obtained doctoral degrees from the University of Oslo in 1993 and 1999 and from Aalborg University in Denmark in 2007. He was associate editor of Accident Analysis and Prevention from 1997 to 2004 and editor-in-chief (together with Karl Kim) from 2005 to 2013. He has participated in many research projects funded by the European Commission, and been a member of Transportation Research Board committee on safety data, analysis and evaluation. He is the author of about 120 papers in scientific journals and many research reports.