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Improving road safety in low- and middle- income countries


   Department of Psychology


About the Project

Ninety percent of the globe’s road traffic fatalities are located in Low- and Middle- Income Countries (LMICs) but the majority of research available to date addresses driver behaviour in high income countries. There is a lot of scope to test the extent to which existing models of driving behaviour translate to LMICs and examine factors that uniquely predict crashes in LMIC contexts. There are also many opportunities to inform interventions that can make a substantial difference to the global public health burden of road traffic crashes. Work in this area would particularly suit researchers who have the opportunity to collect data in LMICs.

Initial reading

Dotse, J., Nicolson, R., & Rowe, R. (2019). Behavioral influences on driver crash risks in Ghana: A qualitative study of commercial passenger drivers. Traffic Injury Prevention, 20(2), 134-139. doi:10.1080/15389588.2018.1556792

Dotse, J. E., & Rowe, R. (2021). Modelling Ghanaian road crash risk using the Manchester Driver Behaviour Questionnaire. Safety Science, 139, 105213. doi:10.1016/j.ssci.2021.105213


Funding Notes

Self funded or externally sponsored students only. Intakes are usually October and March annually.

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