Richard's research involves the development, implementation and evaluation of multidisciplinary measures to improve road safety and reduce the social cost of road crashes.
Road safety; transportation engineering and planning; transport economics and modeling; discrete choice models; consumer choice models; travel demand management and modeling; sustainable transpmiation; applied econometrics; policy and program evaluation; transportation data analysis; analytic methods in accident research.
He uses the application of engineering, health, economics, management, marketing, psychology, criminology and statistical models to analyse road crashes and evaluate road safety policies. and programs.
Recent projects include development of crash prediction models, black-spot identification methods, evaluation of pedestrian signals and crosswalks, reviews of school and playground zones, school bus safety, emergency vehicles collisions, developing an optimal strategy for the deployment of red light cameras, evaluation of bicycle helmet law, review of random breath testing, speed effects of median barriers, review of speed camera program, roadside memorials and effectiveness of road safety campaigns.
Richard was awarded a Vice-Chancellor's Senior Research Fellowship in 2014 and is aligned with the School of Business IT and Logistics.