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

President & CEO

Ward Vanlaar

Chief Operating Officer

Mark Saunders

Director of Finance

Karen Bowman

Director, Communications & Programs

Craig Lyon

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

Jennifer Hall

Office Manager & Product Design

Daniel R. Mayhew

Senior Research Scientist & Advisor

Aldina Mesic, MPH PhD

Research Scientist

Stephen W. Brown

Research Associate & Data Collection

Hannah Barrett

Researcher & Program Coordinator

Milad Delavary

Research Associate

Mavis Johnson

Community Development Advisor

Advisors & Consultants

Kylee Bowman

Lead, TIRF Youth Advisor Program

In Memoriam

Dr. Herb Simpson

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.