Our transport safety team has experience across all areas of road safety, including policy and strategy development, road design and traffic engineering, road user behaviour and education, crash investigation, and heavy vehicles. 

David McTiernan - Road Safety and Traffic

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National Leader, Transport Safety

David is a civil engineer with over 27 years experience working for local government and ARRB in road design/traffic/road safety.  He holds a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering (Hons), Grad. Dip Technology Management, and Grad. Dip. In Transport and Traffic. He led ARRB’s NSW Transport Safety Team for over 12 years delivering projects for state and local road agencies, as well as private motorway operators and Australian and Overseas clients operating in the mining sector.  As the National Leader Transport Safety, David is focused on delivering knowledge to policy makers about transport safety issues and ensuring that practitioners have the necessary knowledge, skills and expertise to understand how safer road infrastructure can contribute to the national vision for zero death a serious injury on our roads.

Tia Gaffney - Safety

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Principal Professional Leader, Transport Safety

Tia is a Mechanical Engineer and experienced professional leader operating out of ARRB’s Victorian office with a focus on delivering high quality applied research to improving transport safety. With the help of clients and through successful projects, Tia's primary aim is to improve the safety of vehicles and transport infrastructure in accordance with the Safe System Approach. She is a recognised transport industry safety leader with more than 17 years of engineering and leadership experience in both the private and public sector through Mechanical and Forensic Engineering, Compliance, and Litigation-related roles. Tia has a solid track record of hands-on experience in strategic planning, innovation, project management and delivery while maintaining strong technical engineering skill and scientific focus. 

Paul Hillier - Safety

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National Technical Leader for Incident Investigations & Reviews

Paul joined Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) in July 2005 under a formal collaboration agreement with TRL UK.  He assumed the position of Regional Manager – NSW and ACT until November 2007, before taking on the role of National Discipline Leader in Road Safety and Traffic (RS&T), a position he held for 12 months. As part of an internal restructure in November 2008, Paul was assigned the role of National Technical Leader – Incident Investigations and Strategic Reviews, which sees him sitting on the company’s technical advisory/steering group.

Paul is also Principal Consultant within the Safe Systems branch of the organisation’s Research and Consultancy Division.  His technical expertise is in road safety engineering and associated site and network level risk and safety assessments, risk/hazard mitigation, highways liability (including expert witness reporting and testimony in court), and network management (strategy, policy, practice and research).Paul is an experienced road safety auditor and reviewer for both public and private sector clients.

He is an accomplished team leader and project manager and is also one of ARRB’s highest ranked presenters/speakers, trainers and facilitators. He has experience of working in a number of countries in the developed and developing-world.

As well as our range of services we can provide advice on tailored research projects to solve your specific challenges.

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