The professional team at the Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) has a unique blend of research and technical expertise, gained through decades of work in traffic safety. The senior staff have over 60 years of experience in the field and are internationally recognized experts in research, program and policy development, evaluation, as well as knowledge transfer.

TIRF staff possesses expertise in relation to:

  • Experimental and epidemiological research
  • Qualitative and quantitative analyses (and specialized multivariate techniques)
  • Observational studies
  • Public opinion, population, and roadside surveys
  • Crash analysis and causal assessment
  • Database design, construction, and management
  • Literature reviews
Robyn D. Robertson, M.C.A. Robyn D. Robertson, M.C.A.
President & CEO
Ward Vanlaar, Ph.D. Ward Vanlaar, Ph.D.
Chief Operating Officer
Daniel R. Mayhew, M.A.
Daniel R. Mayhew, M.A.
Senior Research Scientist and Advisor
Craig Lyon Craig Lyon, M.A.Sc., P.Eng.
Senior Research Scientist
Stephen W. Brown Stephen W. Brown, BA(Hons)
Research Associate
Hannah Barrett Hannah Barrett, M.A.
Research Associate
Heather Woods-Fry Heather Woods-Fry, Ph.D.
Research Scientist
Devon Valentine Devon Valentine, M.A.
Research Associate
Leanna Ireland, M.A. Leanna Ireland, M.A.
Research Assistant
Karen Bowman Karen Bowman
Director, Marketing & Communications,
Program Director, DIAD
Jennifer Hall Jennifer Hall
Office Manager & Product Design
Mavis Johnson Mavis Johnson
Community Development Advisor
Mark E. Andrews Mark E. Andrews
Technical Specialist, Road Safety & Enforcement