Biografie Director of research - Road Safety Academy Great Britain
Jeremy is Director of research for Road Safety GB and Road Casualty Reduction Manager for Devon County Council. He also sits on the Board of the Devon & Cornwall Road Safety Partnership (managing the deployment of safety cameras in South West England) and is Chairman of the regional Road Safety GB group.
Jeremy has been working in road safety for more than 25 years, spending time as a researcher, practitioner and operations manager, partnership and programme manager, including managing a combined sustainable and safer travel team.
He has developed several projects to help make limited resources go further – including commercial at-work driver safety services; the Road Safety Time Bank (now the RSGB “Road Safety Knowledge Centre”) and the Devon Road Safety Academy and Evidence Based Practice (EBP) projects – both of which were government funded as national demonstration projects.
During his time with Devon County Council his highway authority won national recognition as a “Beacon Authority for Road Safety” – awarded for excellence in road casualty reduction. He then managed a series of initiatives to help support other highway authorities to develop their own road safety services.
His interests in continued professional development, evidence based practice, and “academic partnerships” for road safety practitioners are a key feature of his work – with Devon publishing several research papers and promoting models of evidence based working through formal training for road safety professionals. More recently and following significant cuts in budget and resources, he has been working on different models of road safety delivery to try to maintain similar levels of service.