Dr Steve Lawson is Technical Director of the Road Safety Foundation and is responsible for the technical probity of the Foundation's work. Steve was programme manager for the British EuroRAP programme from its inception in 2001 until 2006, and in the development of the programme's methodology and expansion. He holds the lead on Road Assessment Programme methodologies and related research.
Steve is also Technical Director for EuroRAP and its sister programme iRAP, for which he chairs the Global Technical Committee. He has previously been an adviser to the UK and Scottish governments and European agencies on research and policy and he led production of the infrastructure framework produced by the working group of the UN Road Safety Collaboration.
Steve is a member of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation. He qualified as a chartered transport planner, worked for universities and road authorities on traffic and crash analysis for 10 years and was then head of policy research at the UK's Automobile Association for 15 years. Steve received a PhD (highway engineering) from the University of Birmingham for work on statistical modelling on the effect of infrastructure and other variables on road crashes. He also holds degrees in ergonomics and psychology. Research, recognised by several awards, includes publications on the modelling of road crashes, accidents involving young pedestrians, red-light running and numerous other motoring consumer topics.