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Staff

Staff

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.
President & CEO

Ward Vanlaar

Ph.D.
Chief Operating Officer

Mark Saunders

CPA, CMA
Director of Finance

Karen Bowman

Director, Communications & Programs

Craig Lyon

M.A.Sc., P.Eng
Director, Road Safety Engineering

Ousseynou Tall

M.Sc
Director, Community Partnerships

Jennifer Hall

Office Manager & Product Designer

Daniel R. Mayhew

M.A.
Senior Research Scientist & Advisor

Tho (Bella) Dinh-Zarr

PhD, MPH
Senior Advisor, Public Health & Transportation

Stephen W. Brown

BA(Hons)
Research Associate & Data Collection

Hannah Barrett

M.A.
Researcher & Program Manager

Milad Delavary

M.A.
Research Scientist

Mavis Johnson

Community Development Advisor

Advisors & Consultants

Kylee Bowman

Lead, TIRF Youth Advisor Program

In Memoriam

Dr. Herb Simpson

Ph.D.
Senior Research & Policy Consultant

TIRF’s research & educational tools support the work of communities across Canada.

Your donations & our work enable them to spend less time looking for answers & more time developing & implementing road safety strategies.