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Lecturers & trainers

The course is delivered by top road safety researchers and professionals.

Our lecturers are from universities and research institutes with the highest international reputation, both from the Netherlands and abroad. In addition, policymakers and experienced road safety advocates make a valuable contribution to the course. Many of the lecturers have gained relevant experience by working in and with LMICs (consultants, professionals from NGOs or international organizations). They include:

Prof. Fred Wegman

After his education as a civil engineer Fred joined the City of Amsterdam as a transportation engineer. After that he started his career at the SWOV Institute for Road Safety Research, as a researcher, research manager, research director and as a managing director (1999-2013). He combined that position with a full professor and chair Traffic Safety at Delft University of Technology. He is emeritus professor since 2014. Fred is one of the founders of the Safe System approach in road safety. Fred served in many activities of international organizations: European Commission, European Transport Safety Council, FIA, FIA Foundation, OECD/International Transport Forum (still acting as chairman of the International Traffic Safety Data and Analysis Group), Transportation Research Board, World Bank, World Health Organization, World Road Congress/PIARC. He worked in road safety in about 25 countries worldwide, for example as Thinker in Residence in South Australia. Fred is one of the founders of Delft Road Safety Courses, organising raining activities for professionals in Low- and Middle Income Countries. He was awarded a Royal Order by the King of the Netherlands: Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau.

Emma MacLennan

Emma is the Founder and Director General of EASST, the Eastern Alliance for Safe and Sustainable Transport. EASST was established in 2009 and is a UK-registered charity working in fifteen countries of Eastern Europe, the South Caucasus and Central Asia to build local capacity and facilitate cross-border projects on road safety and sustainable transport. EASST works with local partner organisations, making their efforts more effective by sharing know- how and resources. This enables countries facing similar challenges to learn from each other how to reduce road casualties and overcome common obstacles. See www.easst.co.uk

Emma is also a founding member and Deputy Chair of FIRE AID, a UK registered charity boosting fire and rescue capacity in countries facing the greatest challenges globally (http://www.fire-aid.org). Both EASST and FIRE AID are members of the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration Group. EASST also has consultative status in the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), and is an associate member of the Federation International de l’Automobile (FIA).

Floor Lieshout

Floor is a native of The Netherlands and holds an engineering degree. He started his road safety career as a youth advocate when he was 18 years old, today he is a social entrepreneur, leading YOURS as its founder and Executive Director. He helped creating several NGOs nationally and globally to prevent road traffic injuries, worked at the World Health Organization as Technical Officer at the Violence and Injury Prevention unit and has two years experience within the private sector at a large consultancy firm. In terms of global campaigning, he was heavily involved in designing and implementing multiple UN Global Road Safety Weeks, such as the successful campaign SaveKidslives in 2015 that gathered 1 million signatures in support of the Child Declaration for Road Safety, the 2017 campaign: Save Lives – #SlowDown, and the latest campaign in May 2021: Streets for Life – #Love30. He represents YOURS at the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration, is an advisor to the FIA High-Level Panel for Road Safety and the Child Injury Prevention Alliance, sits on the Board of Directors at the Delft Road Safety Course, and acted as Vice-President at the founding Board of Director of the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety. He has developed and delivered numerous capacity development programs around the world, working together in partnership with governments, NGOs, private sector and youth
leaders.

Dr. Hilda Maria Gomez

Hilda is an International road safety consultant. Former Director of Colombian National Road Safety Agency. Road safety leader in CAF, development bank of Latin America (2011 – 2018), where she designed and led a motorcyclist safety program for the Latin American region. Group coordinator and lead author of the safety chapter of the Global Mobility Report, 2017. Coordinator of the Multilateral Development Banks´ Road Safety Initiative (2015 – 2018). Led the formulation of the “Initiative for Road Safety in Latin America and the Caribbean (Diagnosis, Guidance and Pilot Projects) of the Interamerican Development Bank” where she was road safety leader (2008 – 2010). She holds a PhD in Roads, Canals and Ports from the Polytechnic University of Valencia Spain.

Dr. Haneen Farah

Haneen is an associate professor and co-director of the Traffic and Transport Safety Lab (TTS Lab) at the Department of Transport and Planning, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft). Her research interests include studying the implications of road infrastructure design on road user behavior and traffic safety. In her research she combines her expertise in transportation engineering, with her curiosity in the fields of human factors and econometrics to study these connections. She is currently examining the implications of the advances in vehicle technology and automation on the road infrastructure design and road user behavior in the framework of several national and international projects. Before joining TU Delft she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at KTH – Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. She received her PhD in Transportation Engineering from the Technion- Israel Institute of Technology.
In education she is responsible for the Geometric Design of Roads and Railways undergraduate course and the Traffic Safety graduate course at TU Delft. She also teaches these topics in the collaborative teaching program with the School of Traffic and Transportation, Beijing Jiaotong University in China. She supervises several PhD and Master students working in her areas of research interests.
Her research has been published in well-reputed peer-reviewed international journals in the field, such as Accident Analysis & Prevention, Transportation Research Part B, Part C, and Part F, and presented in leading conferences. See her publications on Google
Scholar: Haneen Farah Publications.

Dr. Meleckidzedeck Khayesi

Meleckidzedeck was born in Vihiga District, Kenya. He is a human geographer with a Bachelor of Education degree (1988), a Master of Arts Degree in Geography (1992) and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Transport Geography (1999). The three degrees were done at Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya. He has extensive research experience in transport and road safety planning. Dr Khayesi joined the World Health Organization in March 2002, after being a lecturer at Kenyatta University for 11 years. He is based in the Department for Social Determinants of Health where he facilitates development, implementation and evaluation of road safety programmes in countries and road safety capacity development.