The Members of the CRSI Expert Panel
Dr Abdulgafoor M. Bachani, PhD MHS
Dr. Abdulgafoor M. Bachani is Assistant Professor in the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Director for the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit. Dr. Bachani’s research focuses on health systems, as well as developing and implementing innovative approaches to measuring the burden of and preventing injury and disabilities. He holds a particular interest in developing approaches for: the measurement of disability and understanding the long-term health, economic, and societal consequences of injuries; enhancing the generation and use of valid and reliable data for injury prevention in low-resource settings; applying novel information and communication technology approaches to injury prevention and disability; and, developing sustainable capacity for research and practice in the field of injury prevention.
As director of the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit, he leads a diverse, multidisciplinary team of faculty and scientists to identify solutions, influence policy, and advance the field of injury prevention throughout the world.
Ms Arushi Baluja Sahi MPH
Arushi Baluja Sahi is the Head of the Department of Driver Training and International Affairs for the Institute of Road Traffic Education (IRTE), a research based not-for-profit organisation operating since 1991. For over two and a half decades, IRTE has been dedicatedly working towards scientifically improving all domains of traffic management in India and South East Asia, in which safety is an inherent virtue.
Arushi holds a BA in Sociology from the University of Delhi and a Master of Public Health (MPH) from the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan, and has almost 20 years of experience in the fields of road safety, driver training and public health. Her primary areas of work are health behaviour, health education, with a prime focus on driver behaviour and traffic safety.
The Department of Driver Training at IRTE is the core-center for development of tools and systems of driver training. This Department has trained over 7, 00,000 drivers over the last two decades in addition to driving instructors, motor licensing officers, corporate executives and police personnel.
Arushi began her career in road safety inspired by her father, Dr. Rohit Baluja -a pioneer in the area of Road Safety in India and South East Asia immediately after her BA with Hons. in Sociology. Her innovative work in the area of traffic management and road user education working closely with University students was recognized globally as the recipient of the first Prince Michael International Road Safety Award.
After working on a variety of road safety initiatives with IRTE for over 5 years, Arushi then decided to pursue an MPH at Michigan so that she could eventually return to India and be even more productive in the area of road safety.
Apart from IRTE, Arushi has worked at the University of Michigan Transport Research Institute and the Injury Centre at the University of Michigan.
Co-Chair: Professor Agnes Binagwaho
Professor Agnes Binagwaho, MD, M(Ped), PhD, is the Vice Chancellor of the University of Global Health Equity, an initiative of Partners In Health focused on changing the way health care is delivered around the world by training the next generation of global health professionals who strive to deliver more equitable, quality health services for all.She is a Rwandan pediatrician who completed her MD at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles and her MA in Pediatrics MA at the Universite de Bretagne Occidentale. She was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science from Dartmouth College and earned a Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of Rwanda College of Business and Economics. She worked for 20 years in the public health sector in Rwanda. From 2002 to 2016, she served the Rwandan Health Sector in high-level government positions, first as the Executive Secretary of Rwanda’s National AIDS Control Commission, then as Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health, and then for five years as Minister of Health. She is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine, and a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Global Health Equity. Professor Binagwaho serves as Senior Advisor to the Director General of the World Health Organization and, since 2016, she has been a member of the United States National Academy of Medicine and, since 2017, a fellow of the African Academy of Sciences. Professor Binagwaho has published more than 150 peer-reviewed articles.
Co-Chair: Mr Iain Cameron FACRS, GAICD, MPH
Iain is Chair of the Western Australian Road Safety Council and the Acting Managing Director, Department of Transport, Western Australia (WA).
Iain was recently Acting Road Safety Commissioner having been Executive Director of the Office of Road Safety from 2000 to 2015. From 2015 to 2017, Iain was leading taxi and charter policy reform.
Iain has over 30 years leadership, policy, strategy and regulatory experience in education, health, transport, drug strategy and tertiary education.
As the chair of the Road Safety Council, Iain reports to the Minister for Road Safety. The Council provides high level advice on policy and strategy, and leads and coordinates the whole of government effort to improve road safety with the community.
Iain and his team lead the development of Towards Zero, the WA Government's ambitious strategy to reduce serious crashes by at least 40% by 2020, the first in Australia to articulate a vision zero through a safe system.
The Road Safety Council is currently preparing for community engagement on a new road safety strategy for WA beyond 2020 before providing advice to the Minister in late 2019.
Iain made significant contributions to the Australian Road Safety Strategy (2011-2020).
Iain is a Trustee of the Towards Zero Foundation (UK charity) and an Independent Director on the Board of the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP).He chaired the International Transport Forum (ITF) Zero Road Deaths and Serious Injuries Working Group and the Austroads National Road Safety Task Force.
In 2014 Iain was awarded as a Fellow of the Australasian College of Road Safety by the Governor General of Australia for his contributions locally, nationally and internationally.In December 2016, the ITF received the 2017 Special Award of the Prince Michael of Kent International Road Safety Awards which included its work on the Zero Road Deaths and Serious Injuries Report.
Iain seeks to achieve results for the community through a focus on customers, values, culture and working collaboratively.
Mr Christopher Cutajar
Mr Christopher Cutajar was born on the 4th June 1985 and joined the public service in 2007. He obtained a Degree Honours in Nursing and later on pursued his studies by securing an Executive Master in Business Administration, both from the University of Malta.
He was directly active in the trade union sector between 2009 and 2014, whereby he had managed to obtain both first-hand experience of the trade unions’ work and also knowledge through various seminars and conferences, organised by the European Trade Union Institute.
Mr Cutajar served as Executive Secretary of the Fgura Local Council between 2011 and 2016, an urban town with a population of almost 11,000 people. During the same period he had the opportunity to act as Executive Secretary for other municipalities and for the national Local Councils’ Association, in order to facilitate transitional administrative periods.
Mr Cutajar was appointed Permanent Secretary of the Ministry for Transport and Infrastructure in June 2016. He was reconfirmed in his position when a new Government formation took place in June 2017.
Mr Manpreet Darroch
Manpreet Darroch is the Head of Communications at YOURS – Youth for Road Safety, a global NGO for road safety operating since 2009. YOURS was born out of the First World Youth Assembly for Road Safety in 2007 under the auspices of the World Health Organization and United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. YOURS represents the global voice of youth as a member of the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration (UNRSC).
Manpreet is an award-winning campaigner has been working in youth and road safety for over ten years. He has worked globally to champion the cause of meaningful youth participation in road safety decision-making. He began at YOURS in 2009 heading up social action campaigns and developing the multi-award winning YOURS Capacity Development Programme.
Manpreet has co-led on international road safety campaigns such as the UN Road Safety Week; #SlowDown and #SaveKidsLives campaigns and has helped strategize the week’s focus into strong advocacy campaigns.
As a lead facilitator at YOURS, Manpreet has worked to develop a range of training materials to engage youth actively in road safety through a brain-friendly action orientated methodology and has trained youth champions for road safety more than 10 countries. These young people have gone on to advocate for road safety nationally and have championed road safety in their communities, amongst their peers and on a range of platforms.
Manpreet’s background lies in youth rights and participation he was previously a participation trainer for the National Children’s Bureau, the National Youth Agency and Participation Works and has worked on programmes with the Prince’s Trust and the International Youth Foundation.
Ms Skye Duncan
Skye Duncan is the Director of the Global Designing Cities Initiative at the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) where she has been leading a multi-year program funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies to develop the new Global Street Design Guide and to provide technical assistance to cities around the world on safe and sustainable street design, including São Paulo and Fortaleza in Brazil, Bogotá in Columbia, Mumbai in India, and Addis Ababa in Ethiopia.
Skye is an urban designer with over 15 years of experience in architecture, urban design, and planning, and spent seven years working as a Senior Urban Designer at the New York City Department of City Planning in their Office of the Chief Urban Designer. There, she worked on design projects in all five boroughs involving streets, public spaces, housing, and institutional buildings, while collaborating with multiple agencies and organizations on citywide policies to make New York a more sustainable, resilient, livable, and healthy city.
Skye has worked professionally as an International Urban Design Consultant in Brazil, Colombia, Canada, and New Zealand, and was an Associate Professor at Columbia University in the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation for seven years. She graduated as a Fulbright Scholar at Columbia in the Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design program and has a Bachelor of Architecture with Honors from Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand.
Dr Connie H. Hoe, MSW, PhD
Dr. Connie Hoe is an Assistant Scientist at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, International Health Department, Health Systems Program and a core faculty member of the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit. Her research focuses on the politics of health policy in resource limited settings; this includes investigating corporate influence on road safety policies and understanding how international and national actors work collectively to advocate for road safety policy change and implementation.
Currently, Connie leads several international health projects, including a study aimed at mapping the involvement of the alcohol industry in road safety policies and programs around the world. She also co-teaches two graduate-level courses Confronting the Burden of Injuries: A Global Perspective and Policy Advocacy in Low-and Middle-Income Countries at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and serve as a faculty member of the Global Road Safety Leadership Course. Connie has also worked extensively with the WHO; most recently, she served as a road safety consultant for the Thailand Country Office.
Connie received her PhD in Health Systems from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, MSW from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice, and BA from Johns Hopkins University.
Mr Ahmed Najmul Hussain
Mr Ahmed Najmul Hussain joined BRAC (Building Resources Across Communities) (www.brac.net), as Director Road Safety Programme in 2002. He led the programme in developing a 'Community Road Safety Programme' through an action research in partnership with TRL UK. BRAC Driving Training School launched in 2012 producing driving instructors and women professional drivers introduced diversity, skill and professionalism in the sector. In 2017 a unique 'Safe Road for Women and Girls' project has been designed and is being implemented.
Ahmed Najmul Hussain is the former Commissioner, Dhaka Metropolitan Police. Later as Chairman Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) and founder Member-Secretary of National Road Safety Council, he was instrumental in the constitution and activation of National Road Safety Council (NRSC). Earlier he graduated from the Military Academy, Pakistan and served both Pakistan and Bangladesh army.
Creating new ideas, testing those and scaling up are his passions. Najmul Hussain coordinated the formulation of the first National Road Safety Strategic Action Plan, Corporate Plan of Dhaka Metropolitan Police.
Najmul Hussain has been awarded the prestigious Prince Michael International Road Safety Award, UK in 2002 for his commitment and innovative work to improve road safety in Bangladesh. He was decorated with the badge of honour for distinguished police service.
In July 2018 the country witnessed a unique student agitation for road safety after a bus killed two students. The students virtually took over roads and regulated traffic, identified law violating drivers, and handed them over to police. In support of the students movement the Prime Minister issued 6 directives for improving road safety. Mr. Hussain is a member of the Government Committee formed to implement Prime Ministers directives as an expert.
Dr Lucien W. Jones C.D
Dr. Lucien W. Jones C. D. is the Co-founder of the NRSC in 1992 along with the late Professor Sir John Golding, a world renowned Orthopedic Surgeon. NRSC established by an Act of Parliament in 1993.
Profession – Family Physician, from 1978, and past President of The Medical Association of Jamaica (1990 – 1992)
Vice Chairman of the NRSC since 1996
Latin and Caribbean Road Meetings; Santiago, Chile – 2006 sponsored by the UN, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica. Madrid, LAC and Sehib
Part of Jamaica’s delegation to the 62nd Session of UN General Assembly Meeting on Road Safety 2008
Part of Jamaica’s Delegation to the First UN Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety in 2009, at which The Moscow Declaration called for the launch of a UN Decade of Action for Road Safety (2011 - 2020)
Recipient of National Awards for contribution to Road Safety in 2011: Order of Distinction, Commander Class. C. D.
Head of delegation for Jamaica at the Second UN Global Meeting on Road Safety in Brasilia – Mid Term Assessment, at which charismatic Road Safety advocate Zoleka Mandela gave her now famous “ No more excuses” clarion call to the international community.
Chair of the UN #slowdown meeting held in Jamaica during the UN Week of Road Safety in March 2017
Chair of the FIA Foundation sponsored Child Health Initiative Policy Forum, Kingston Jamaica, in December 2017
The NRSC was the recipient of the Prince Michael Award for Road safety in 2013
Married, two children, and four grandchildren. Religion – Christian; Anglican
Ms Bright Oywaya
Bright Oywaya is the Executive Director of the Association for Safe International Road Travel (ASIRT-Kenya), a not-for profit organization that promotes road safety through education, awareness creation and advocacy. Bright has been actively advocating for issues related to road transport and safety since 1997 when she was involved in a road crash, causing her to use a wheelchair. She has advocated for transport issues both at national and global levels, including the inclusion of transport and safety in the Sustainable Development Goals.
She is also a counseling psychologist and ex-banker, and serves in various organizations, such as a board member of the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) and International Road Victims Partnership, and as a Trustee for the Association for the Physically Disabled of Kenya.
Dr Margie Peden
Dr Peden was educated in South Africa. She holds degrees in nursing, epidemiology and a PhD in injury epidemiology. She worked at Groote Schuur Hospital for 10 years before taking up a position at the South African MRC for 7 years.
In 2000 she moved to WHO in Switzerland where she coordinated the Unintentional Injuries Prevention unit from 2000 to 2017. She was the executive editor of both the world reports on Road traffic injury prevention (2004) and Child injury prevention (2008).
She also coordinated WHOs contribution to the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety and the first three global status reports on road safety. Dr Peden currently holds joint positions at The George Institute for Global Health (University of Oxford) where she is Head of the Global Injury Programme and also Head of the WHO Collaborating Centre on Injury Prevention and Trauma Care and the International Injury Research Unit (Johns Hopkins University) where she is a Senior Technical Advisor.
Coordinator: Ms Jessica Truong
Jessica Truong joined Global New Car Assessment Programme (Global NCAP) in February 2016 as the Programmes Director and Asia Pacific Coordinator, where she oversees programs and advocates for policy changes that can enhance vehicle safety globally.
She is also the Vice President, Programmes for the Towards Zero Foundation which promotes a world free from road fatalities and serious injuries.
Prior to joining Global NCAP and the Towards Zero Foundation, Jessica worked for the Transport Accident Commission in Australia, managing road safety programs and public education campaigns on a range of road safety issues. Jessica holds qualifications in psychology and science and is currently completing a PhD in road safety.
Mr Adrian Walsh
Adrian Walsh is executive director RoadSafe.
He is well known amongst road safety professionals as the organiser of The Prince Michael International Road Safety Awards which he runs on The Prince’s behalf together with his wife, Judy.
An Army officer for some thirty years provided a lifetime interest in people and mobility, he has worked in many countries in all continents. After leaving the army in 1995 he was a financial services regulator and as a consultant in the establishment of The UK Engineering and Technology Board. His interest in road safety developed while he was with The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.
After Sandhurst he was commissioned into The Kings Regiment and served in many regimental roles, in operational command, training and liaison posts in UK, especially N. Ireland, Europe, Asia and Africa. As a general staff officer he served both British Army and NATO roles. Prior to retirement he was on the team integrating The Ulster Defence Regiment into the regular army creating The Royal Irish Regiment. His service mainly as an infantry officer perhaps qualifies him as a professional pedestrian.
Together with a former transport minister, and support from the automobile industry he established RoadSafe in 2002. It is a member of the UN Road Safety Collaboration where Adrian is co-chair of the Road Safety Management working group and a member of the Driving for Work Working Group. He was the original Road Safety Champion of the Global Transport Knowledge Partnership (gTKP), a UK Aid initiative.
He also chaired the UK Road Safety Observatory Programme Board and developed the ‘Driving for Better Business’ campaign - a business to business network promoting good management of occupational road safety.
Married with three children and three grandchildren, he has extra-mural interests especially in off-shore sailing and is a keen gardener.
Professor Dr Shaw Voon Wong
Professor Wong is a Full Professor in the Department of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, University Putra Malaysia. He has been serving the department and the University since 1997, starting as Tutor, then Lecturer in 2000, Associate Professor in 2004 and Full Professor in 2011. During his service, Professor Wong was seconded as the Director-General (2011-2017) of the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS), a Statutory Body in Malaysia (with MIROS Act 2012) a national research institute in Malaysia and ASEAN Road Safety Centre. His 10-year secondment ended in September 2017 and is currently appointed to serve the MIROS Board of Directors. He is also serving as the Special Advisor on Road Safety to the Minister of Transport and Communications Myanmar.
With his expertise in crashworthiness and road safety, Professor Wong has led numerous investigation teams to analyse and reconstruct numerous high profile traffic collisions in Malaysia yielded constructive recommendations up to the Cabinet of Malaysian Government for improvement since 2006. He has supervised the analysis of more than 400 traffic collisions and he has scientifically analysed and provided his expert opinions to more than 90 motor vehicle accidents at various Courts. Professor Wong has produced over 500 scientific and technical publications. He is currently serving the editorial board of the International Journal of Crashworthiness (by Taylor & Francis), IATSS Research (by Elsevier), serving many other renowned scientific journals to review manuscript for publications. Professor Wong has successfully led MIROS in receiving numerous international recognitions, amongst them are MIROS as ASEAN Road Safety Centre endorsed by all the 10 ASEAN Transport Ministers, the 2014 Prince Michael International Road Safety Award, MIROS as one of the 7 iRAP Centres of Excellence in the world, running the 9th New Car Assessment Programme in the world. He is the founding Chairman of the ASEAN NCAP (2011-2018).
At present, Professor Wong is heading Vehicle Engineering and Mobility Research Cluster in UPM. He is also the Chairman of PIARC (International Road Association) international Technical Committee C2 on Design and Operation of Safer Road Infrastructure, Chairman of international Working Group ISO TC 241 on good practices for implementing community safety management, Council member and Treasurer Assistant of REAAA (Road Engineering Association of Asia and Australasia), Council member of ITS Malaysia, High Level Panel Road Safety Expert of FIA (Federation of International Automobile) and to the UN Secretary General Special Envoy on Road Safety. Professor Wong is providing advisory consultancy to the Government of Myanmar funded by Suu Foundation. He is also appointed to the Management of Board of the Dialog Platform for SaferAfrica, a project funded by European Union. Professor Wong is recently appointed to serve the International Academic Expert Group for the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety 2020.