The Road Safety Foundation has appointed Dr Suzy Charman as Research Director to lead its annual EuroRAP risk mapping and performance tracking results, as well as a ground-breaking project to improve safety on England’s 50 highest risk ‘A’ roads.

Dr Charman brings experience in managing advanced road safety projects and has special knowledge of international road safety, infrastructure safety and road safety management. Before joining the Road Safety Foundation, she was Head of International Road Safety at TRL. Previous roles include Human Factors Consultant at QinetiQ and International Programme Manager at the International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP).

Lord Whitty, Chairman of the Road Safety Foundation said: “This is an exciting appointment as we develop new systems and partnerships to make road travel as safe as rail and air for the next generation.  Suzy Charman’s experience in managing national and international road safety partnerships will make a vital contribution.”

Commenting on her new role, Dr Charman said: “I’m thrilled to be working with the Road Safety Foundation.  The government is demonstrating important innovation in funding systematic reduction of road deaths and trauma through its new ‘Safer Roads Fund’ – work based on the Foundation’s analysis tackle of the country’s 50 most dangerous roads,.  The Foundation is forging collaborative partnerships internationally and nationally with Highways England, DfT and many Local Authorities.  We have an opportunity to help save thousands of lives over the coming decades.”

On 21st November the Road Safety Foundation will launch its annual EuroRAP risk mapping results sponsored by major motoring insurer Ageas.  It will also outline progress of its work with local authorities on England’s highest-risk roads.