Young Scientists

Chair: Robyn Robertson
Co-chair: Joris Verster
Contact the Young Scientists Working Group


Young Scientists are defined by ICADTS as a researcher under the age of 40, no matter their years of experience in the field. A special program for Young Scientists is organized in conjunction with each ICADTS conference.

The goals of the program are:  

  • to enable young scientists to connect with other young researchers and leading experts;
  • to increase understanding of the many facets of road safety research;
  • to learn more about critical skills needed for professional advancement; and,
  • to meet with experienced and recognized experts in road safety.

The agenda for each Young Scientist session includes two key features. First, the program highlights some of the latest emerging road safety issues and shares the most current thinking about them. Second, the program contains presentations designed to encourage skill development and provide viable strategies that can be adopted by new researchers to enhance their skills and expand their network of colleagues. In recent years topics have focused on;

  • publishing in academic journals;
  • creating research partnerships;
  • joining professional organizations and committees;
  • developing strong presentation skills;
  • creating your career path and/or leadership potential; and,
  • improving your grant writing skills.

All young scientists are welcome to join us in 2016 in Brazil.