Australasian Road Safety Conference

Invited plenary speakers, MCs and panellists confirmed to date…

We are delighted to announce our recently confirmed high-profile Keynote Speakers and Panellists for ARSC2018:

  • Mr Kenneth Svensson – Special Adviser Traffic Safety – Swedish Transport Administration
  • A/P Jeremy Woolley – Director, Centre for Automotive Safety Research, University of Adelaide & co-Chair, Inquiry into the Effectiveness of the National Road Safety Strategy 2011-2020

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Mr Kenneth Svensson
Special Adviser Traffic Safety
Swedish Transport Administration

Mr Kenneth Svensson has a long experience within traffic safety at the Swedish Transport Administration and at the Swedish Road Administration. He has been working as a co-ordinator of the in-depth studies of fatal accidents in the western region and has been in charge of the strategic traffic safety work in the same region. He has been engaged in traffic safety projects in Serbia and Bosnia for the Swedish National Road Consulting AB. He took the initiative to develop a methodology in order to determine which fatalities in the road transport system that actually are suicides. He is in charge of the suicide classification work that since 2010 is carried out in cooperation with the Swedish Transport Agency and the National Board of Forensic Medicine. He now works at Vision Zero Academy at the Swedish Transport Administration.

Suggested topic for speech: Sweden’s Renewed Commitment to Vision Zero.

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A/P Jeremy Woolley
Director, Centre for Automotive Safety Research, University of Adelaide &
co-Chair, Inquiry into the Effectiveness of the National Road Safety Strategy 2011-2020

Associate Professor Jeremy Woolley is Director of the Centre for Automotive Safety Research (CASR) at the University of Adelaide. He has over 20 years’ experience in road safety research covering many areas including road design, traffic management, road safety auditing, Safe System Assessment, in-depth crash investigation, speed management, heavy vehicles, young drivers, enforcement, communications, intervention and policy evaluation. Past experiences include work as an engineer in local government, manager of a “Safer People” portfolio in a state road agency and the advisor to Professor Fred Wegman from SWOV in the Netherlands during time in South Australia under the “Thinker in Residence” program.

Jeremy has been a life-long contributor to professional organisations, is a past state president of the Australian Institute for Transport and Planning Management and is currently the South Australian Chapter Chair and National Secretary of the Australasian College of Road Safety. He is well known for his knowledge transfer and capacity building activities with many types of organisations regarding the Safe System approach to road safety and has contributed to numerous guides and reports on road safety practice.

Over the years, Jeremy has been associated with the creation and review of numerous road safety strategies and action plans in various jurisdictions. Most recently, he co-chaired an Inquiry into the National Road Safety Strategy with Dr John Crozier from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, with additional input from official advisers Lauchlan McIntosh (ACRS) and Rob McInerney (iRAP).

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