Meet the Team
Dr Suzy Charman
Suzy has a degree and PhD in Psychology. After her studies Suzy started her career as a Human Factors consultant at QinetiQ with a specialism in visual search and aviation security. In 2005, Suzy joined EuroRAP and, over the coming years, led the programme of work that resulted in the establishment of iRAP. In 2009 Suzy joined TRL (Transport Research Laboratory) as a Principal Road Safety Specialist, and quickly progressed to become TRL’s Head of International Road Safety. During this time Suzy was also appointed a Trustee of the Transport Charity Transaid.
Suzy is an experienced technical lead and project manager, having undertaken a wide variety of projects including the development of multi-sector national road safety strategies and action plans, speed management methodologies, bench-marking road safety performance, innovative approaches to self-explaining roads, understanding pedestrian behaviour and the use of crossing facilities, and policy recommendations for vehicle recovery and hard shoulder safety, drivers hours and fatigue and private sector health and safety initiatives. Suzy was a member of the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration for five years and led one area of work on road safety infrastructure management tools and methods within the Safer Roads and Mobility project group.
Suzy holds a 1st class degree in Psychology and PhD in Cognitive Psychology from Cardiff University, and a postgraduate diploma in Statistics.
Road Safety Engineering Director
Kate is the Road Safety Engineering Director at the Road Safety Foundation and has 27 years’ of experience working in the fields of Road Safety, Traffic Management and Transportation. She worked in the public sector for three different Local Authorities for 15 years and the last 10 years were spent at TRL. In her role in the public sector, she was responsible for running casualty reduction programmes including the Safer Routes to Schools project, the Local Safety Schemes programme and education, training and publicity work. Kate is a PRINCE2 Practitioner and PMQ qualified Project Manager with over 20 years’ experience of in managing complex programmes and projects in both the private and public sectors, in the UK and overseas.
Research and Programme Manager
Chief Financial Officer
Road Safety Engineer
James is a Road Safety Engineer at the Road Safety Foundation and has 20 years’ experience working in the fields of Road Safety, Traffic Management and Transportation. James worked in the public sector for a Local Authority for 5 years in the Traffic Management Department and has worked in both small and large transport consultancy organisations working on projects as lead designer on a wide range of engineering and road safety schemes, transport planning, development control, cycling assessments and route feasibility studies. James also spent 10 years at TRL where he had a multi-disciplinary role where he was involved in the development of the TRL Software produced JUNCTIONS software as well as delivering relevant training courses on the use of the software. During his time at TRL he was also involved in road safety projects including the development of Road Safety Manuals, Tram / Traffic Safety Strategy for Dubai, Road Safety Model Research and performed road safety assessments and audits of the Major Road networks in two Middle East counties. During this time James was involved in two major iRAP projects and several cycling and pedestrian research projects including techniques to aid cyclist movements through junctions.