Dr Adrian Ellison is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies at The University of Sydney Business School. Adrian's speciality is in collecting, processing, combining and making sense out of very large datasets with a particular emphasis on spatial (geographic) data. He has applied these skills to a variety of transport and logistics problems including road safety, active travel and economic behaviour. At ITLS Adrian teaches GIS for Transport and Logistics [ITLS6107] and the executive short course Introduction to 'Big Data' Databases and Programming for Transport Researchers. He also manages the Travel Choice Simulation Laboratory (TRACSLab). Adrian was awarded the Eric Pas Dissertation Prize (2014) for the best thesis in travel behaviour research. Prior to joining ITLS, Adrian consulted to a wide range of companies on information and data management.
Pedestrian safety needs to catch up to technology and put people before cars
One pedestrian is killed every two days on Australia’s roads, the majority in metropolitan areas. While advances in safety systems and technology over past decades have greatly improved driver and passenger safety, there has been relatively little new technology to ensure the safety of pedestrians. Even current innovations to improve pedestrian safety are still designed from a car-centric approach