PhD Studentship: Targeting Road Injury Prevention (TRIP)

Loughborough University

Loughborough Design School is offering a PhD Studentship in collaboration with Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Road Safety Partnership                       

Applications are invited for the above PhD studentship at Loughborough University. The studentship is funded by The Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust, The Road Safety Trust and the Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner and is open to applicants eligible for UK/EU fees.

Application details:

Reference number: JB/LDS/2016

Start date: 1st January 2017

Closing date: Wednesday 14th December 2016

Interview date: Tuesday 20th December


Primary supervisor: Dr Jo Barnes

Secondary supervisor: Professor Andrew Morris and Dr Emily Petherick

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The aim of the study is to use existing databases to identify the types of drivers that are involved in crashes that cause severe injury and death, and develop targeted road injury prevention interventions that could have an impact on casualty reduction. The PhD student will have an opportunity to work with the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Road Safety Partnership (

Project detail: This PhD project, conducted under the supervision of Dr Jo Barnes and Prof Andrew Morris from the Design School and Dr Emily Petherick from the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, offers a unique opportunity to work in a collaborative environment.  The PhD will require both epidemiological and road safety knowledge to analyse datasets and develop innovative targeted interventions to reduce road casualties in the Cambridgeshire area. The databases that will be used are the Police road casualty data (STATS19) and Trauma Network Data.

Informal enquiries about the project should be made to Dr Jo Barnes and further information can be found about Loughborough Design School: and School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences .

Entry requirements: Applicants must ideally have a first class academic qualification at BSc (minimum an excellent upper second class) and preferably a Master Degree level in a discipline relevant to the topic area (e.g. Health Sciences, Social Sciences, Statistics, Public Health, Epidemiology).

Funding information: The studentship provides a tax free stipend of £14,296.00 per annum plus tuition fees for a period of three years as well as a budget to support the research activities.  Due to funding restrictions, the studentship is only open to applicants who are eligible for UK/EU tuition fees.

Contact details:

Name: Dr Jo Barnes

Email address:

Telephone number: +44 (0)1509 226922

How to apply:

All applications should be made online at Under programme name, select Loughborough Design School  As part of the online application process please also upload a personal statement to include why you are suitable for the post and a short proposal outlining potential research questions and what approach the applicant would take to address them (two pages maximum).

Please quote reference number:  LDS/JB/2016 

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