Christopher Stokes

Dr Christopher Stokes

Grant-Funded Researcher (B)

Centre for Automotive Safety Research

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Dr Chris Stokes is a research academic at the University of Adelaide and has been working with the Centre for Automotive Safety Research (CASR) since 2014. As an expert in the field of traffic infrastructure and traffic engineering, he has been involved in numerous projects aimed at improving the safety of roads and traffic systems.

I have been working with the Centre for Automotive Safety Research since July, 2014. I originally graduated from The University of Adelaide with a degree in civil and structural engineer (2009) and then with a PhD in water resources optimisation (2014). I have previously worked in the civil construction industry before returning to the University for a career in research.

Currently, my work with CASR is focused on the safety issues of road infrastructure and the ability to provide safer road environments with better infrastructure management and design. My work is aligned with Safe System thinking and the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020, with the goal of contributing towards a future with zero deaths and serious injuries on our roads.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2014 - ongoing Research Associate The University of Adelaide
    2013 - ongoing Course Coordinator (Construction and Surveying, Environmental Engineering and Sustainability, Traffic Engineering and Design) The University of Adelaide
    2011 - 2014 Sessional Teacher (various courses) The University of Adelaide
    2009 - 2011 Site Engineer Civil and Allied Technical Construction
    2007 - 2009 Undergraduate Engineer (part-time) Civil and Allied Technical Construction
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2011 - 2014 The University of Adelaide Australia PhD in Water Resources Optimisation
    2006 - 2009 The University of Adelaide Australia B.E. Hons in Civil and Structural Engineering

Main sources of funding provided by the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure and the Motor Accident Commission.

Various engineering teaching appointments in the School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering, The University of Adelaide (see professional appointments)

  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2015 - 2017 Co-Supervisor An Analysis of Differences in Driver Speed and Lane Position for Experienced and Inexperienced Drivers through High and Low Risk Rural Curves Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Blair Matthew Turner
  • Position: Grant-Funded Researcher (B)
  • Phone: 83133773
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  • Fax: 82324995
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Engineering Annex, floor 1
  • Org Unit: Centre for Automotive Safety Research

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