PACTS Appoints New Road User Behaviour Working Party Chair

PACTS Appoints New Road User Behaviour Working Party Chair

PACTS is delighted to announce that Professor David Crundall has been appointed the new chair of the PACTS Road User Behaviour Working Party.

David is Professor of Traffic and Transport Psychology at Nottingham Trent University (NTU). He has worked in the field for over 20 years, and had undertaken research on behalf of many sponsors including the DfT, the DVSA, the RAC Foundation, The Road Safety Trust, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the Economic and Social Research Council, and many other charities and commercial organisations. He has published over 100 scientific papers and chapters on road user behaviour, and has advised the DVSA and CBR (the Dutch equivalent) on the redevelopment of their hazard perception tests. He currently heads the Transport Research in Psychology group (TRiP) based at NTU, and is a member of the Experimental Psychology Society, and the International Association of Applied Psychologists.

He will be supported by newly appointed Vice-chair, Neil Greig, Policy & Research Director, IAM RoadSmart.

Upon being appointed Professor Crundall stated
“PACTS plays a vital role in shining an evidential spotlight on road safety issues, using the collective knowledge of dozens of experts to dispel biased perspectives and self-interested hyperbole. I am very proud to be taking a more active role in this mission as the new chair of the Road User Behaviour Working group.”

PACTS Executive Director, David Davies, said “Following an open-selection process, David Crundall was invited to take on this role and we are very pleased and grateful to David for agreeing to do so. It is an important role within PACTS and David’s expertise and independence makes him ideally qualified. The appointment (unpaid) is for three years, renewable for a further three years by mutual agreement.

“Not only will we now have the help and advice of Professor Crundall but also Neil Greig, who has great experience and expertise in road user safety, has kindly agreed to assist as vice-chair. Furthermore, Professor Oliver Carsten, long-time Chair of the working party, has become a Special Adviser to PACTS. Far from being a straight swap, this strengthens our expertise and capacity still further.”

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