Dr Steve Lawson contributes to the management of Road Safety Foundation projects, was project manager for the British EuroRAP programme from its inception in 1999 until 2006 and has supported development of the Road Assessment Programme methodology and its expansion in Europe, the Middle East and Africa since then.
He has previously been an adviser to the UK and Scottish governments and European agencies on research and policy and has been iRAP's representative to the UN Road Safety Collaboration.
Steve is a member of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation. He worked for universities and road authorities on traffic and crash analysis for 10 years and was then head of policy research at the UK's Automobile Association for 15 years. Steve received a PhD (highway engineering) from the University of Birmingham for work on statistical modelling on the effect of infrastructure and other variables on road crashes. Research, recognised by several awards, includes publications on the modelling of road crashes, road assessment, accidents involving young pedestrians and red-light running.