Contact Elizabeth Box

Areas of expertise

  • Ergonomics, Human Factors, Driver Safety
  • Safety, Resilience, Risk & Reliability


Elizabeth Box is a part-time PhD Research Student at the Driving Research group, under the supervision of Dr Lisa Dorn. Elizabeth is also Head of Research at the RAC Foundation, a transport policy and research organisation which explores the economic, mobility, safety and environmental issues related to roads and their users in the UK.

Elizabeth has an MA in Geography, from Trinity College, University of Cambridge and an MSc in Transport Planning from Oxford Brookes University. She is an advisor on a number of road safety industry and government project boards, a BSI committee member for ISO 39001 Road Traffic Safety Management and Systems, a judge for the annual Prince Michael International Road Safety Awards and a Fellow of the TRL Academy. Elizabeth is also Member of the Chartered Institute for Highways and Transport and the Consortium of Adolescent Road Safety (CADROSA). Elizabeth is trained in several facilitation techniques including the ICA ToP Focused Conversation Method & the ToP Consensus Workshop Method. Elizabeth is also a SeriousWork Certified Facilitator of LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Methods and Materials.

Current activities

Elizabeth’s PhD research focuses on taking a systems approach to improve young driver road safety. The overall aim of her thesis research is to evaluate whether pre-driver behaviour change education programmes using theatre performance and follow-up active peer-to-peer learning, delivered with reference to peer-based social networks can improve pre-driver strategies for coping with road related risk and have an impact on future crash involvement and traffic offence involvement.

Elizabeth is working with the NFCC, Kent FRS, Road Safety GB and other national partners to deliver research in this area. For more information see the project sites at 


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