Dr Joanne Marden is Director of the Road Safety Foundation. She is responsible for commissioning and running the research and policy programme including the successful British EuroRAP programme and the Campaign for Safe Road Design. Joanne has spoken nationally and internationally on UK and European road safety and is a regular commentator in the professional, political and popular press. She has authored a number of key publications including the recent policy document Getting Ahead: Returning Britain to European leadership in road casualty reduction and the position paper Barriers to Change: designing safe roads for motorcyclists. She is also responsible for the annual publication of EuroRAP results for Great Britain.
Joanne sits on the PACTS Transport and Environment Working Panel, the Prince Michael International Road Safety Awards juding panel, and is a Member of the International Road Assessment Programme's (iRAP) Global Technical Committee.
She joined the AA Motoring Trust as Senior Research Analyst in 2003, leading the development of EuroRAP in the UK and supporting the growth of the programme across Europe. She joined EuroRAP in 2007 and currently holds the position of Programme Director, co-ordinating and supporting programmes in over 30 countries spanning Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States and Balkan nations. She also assists iRAP's work in low and middle income countries.
Joanne has a BSc and PhD in Psychology from the University of Wales Swansea, the latter gained in 2002 in occupational psychology for research into chronobiological, demographic and personality differences in adaptability to shiftwork, leading to independent research as a shiftwork consultant. She continues to publish her research findings and is a member of the British Psychological Society.