Translating theory to operation: Systematic implementation of the Safe System approach

  • Green, Michael (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Newnam, Sharon (Supervisor)
  • Muir, Carlyn (Supervisor)
  • Sobhani, Amir (Supervisor)
  • Oxley, Jennifer (Project Manager)

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

The Safe System is based on a systematic approach that functions effectively at both theoretical and operational levels. The implementation of this approach, however, is less clear, and requires development of strategic pathways linking the fundamental research and scientific principles with the coal-face implementation of a Safe System. Successful implementation also requires effective engagement between researchers, practitioners, politicians, government and the community. This PhD will examine the way theory connects with the operational implementation of Safe System principles and develop a more deliberate, well-planned and systematic approach to road safety. It will also examine how key partners could work together to ensure that Safe System principles are at the forefront of research, design and implementation stages to ultimately deliver effective road safety gains.
AcronymIP GRIP
Effective start/end date17/06/191/09/22


  • Safe Systems
  • Translation
  • Road safety