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Developing countermeasures for work-related road safety

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Saturday, November 30, 2019
  • Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description

Application details:
Reference: UKCRIC/Highways
Start date of studentship: by April 2020
Closing date of advert: 30 November 2019
Interview date: Early December 2019

Primary supervisor: Prof. Mohammed Quddus
Secondary supervisor: Dr Akis Theofilatos

Loughborough University

Loughborough University is a top-ten rated university in England for research intensity (REF2014). In choosing Loughborough for your research, you’ll work alongside academics who are leaders in their field. You will benefit from comprehensive support and guidance from our Doctoral College, including tailored careers advice, to help you succeed in your research and future career.
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Highways England is the UK government-owned company, responsible for planning, enhancing, operating and maintaining England’s Strategic Road Network (SRN), which comprises of over 4,400 miles of motorways and major A-roads. While delivering roadbuilding and improvement schemes on the network, they are operating and maintaining the network in real time, providing information services through on-road technology, and the traffic officer service to manage incidents.

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Project detail

Highways England and Loughborough University are offering an opportunity for someone to join the team and help capture, understand and interpret the scale of work-related road safety, the effects, and identify countermeasures that can be implemented to reduce this growing issue.

Intended objectives:
1. To explore risk factors and countermeasures associated with work-related road safety
2. To analyse work-related traffic collisions occurred on the SRN
3. To gather relevant primary data from road users
4. To develop a range of countermeasures addressing work-related road safety
5. To evaluate the effectiveness of the countermeasures

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The successful candidate will be based at the School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering. More information about the School can be found at:
Find out more about UKCRIC CDT: Link to follow

Entry requirements

Applicants should have, or expect to achieve, at least a 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline. Applicants having a background in subjects relating to engineering, social science, economics, or statistics are particularly welcomed. A relevant master’s degree and/or employment experience will be an advantage.

Contact details

For information about the project, please contact:

Name: Prof. Mohammed Quddus (Loughborough University)
Email address:
Telephone number: +44 (0)1509 228 545

Name: Stuart Lovatt (Highways England)
Email address:
Telephone number: + 44 (0)7796 993 256

For information about the application process, please contact:

Name: Mr Berkeley Young
Email address:
Telephone number: +44 (0)1509 222 611

How to apply

Applications should be made online at and must include an outline research proposal. Under programme name, please select Civil and Building Engineering.

Please quote reference number: UKCRIC/Highways

Funding Notes

The three-year studentship is intended to start by April 2020 and will provide a tax-free stipend of £15,009 a year (stipend will rise in line with the level set by the Research Council) for the duration of the studentship plus tuition fees at the UK/EU rate. Highways England will also provide a tax-free stipend top-up of £1,200 a year and a generous training/development allowance. International students may apply for this position; funding will cover tuition fees in full at the international rate, but the student will be responsible for their own living costs (estimated at £13,800 a year).

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