Dr Evita Papazikou

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About me

Evita is a Lecturer in Transport Engineering, a member of the Centre for Transport and Society, and affiliated with the Bristol Robotics Lab Connected & Autonomous Vehicles Centre.

Evita has a Civil Engineering background (BEng + MEng) and holds an MSc in Planning, Organisation, and Management of Transport Systems from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), Greece. She completed her PhD at Loughborough University, focusing on Automated Systems and Driver Behaviour in the context of Road Safety. During her PhD, she closely collaborated with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, USA, which provided sponsorship after a successful research proposal, allowing her to further support her doctoral studies with access to SHRP2 NDS data.

Evita has been an active researcher, involved in a wide range of H2020 European, Innovate UK, DfT, and other projects, establishing collaborations with industry partners such as Ford. Her work spans diverse areas, including accident causation and statistical modelling, driver assessment, monitoring and behaviour analysis, human factors and safety, traffic simulation, future mobility and automation, and the fusion of mobility data (vehicle, sensors, infrastructure) towards developing new services for connected vehicles and smart cities.

Examples of past projects are: 

-LEVITATE - Societal level impacts of Connected and Automated Vehicles (Horizon 2020 EU)

-SafetyCube - Safety CaUsation, Benefits and Efficiency, innovative road safety Decision Support tool (Horizon 2020 EU)

-i-Dreams - a smart driver and road environment assessment and monitoring system (Horizon 2020 EU)

-DDRST -Data driven road safety tool for hotspot identification - vehicle connectivity, sensors efficiency and infrastructure (Innovate UK)

-TRIP-Targeting Road Injury Prevention, Development of a driver culpability assignment tool (Road Safety Trust)

Area of expertise

Cooperative, Connected and Automated mobility
Road safety
Transport planning and policy
Driver behaviour 
Smart and safe infrastructure


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