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.
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
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
Year Citation 2012 Stokes, C., Simpson, A., & Maier, H. (2012). An improved framework for the modelling and optimisation of greenhouse gas emissions associated with water distribution systems. In Proceedings of the 6th Biennial Meeting of the International Environmental Modelling and Software Society, iEMSs 2012 (pp. 1-8). online: International Environmental Modelling & Software Society.
2012 Stokes, C. S., Maier, H. R., & Simpson, A. R. (2012). Water distribution system greenhouse gas emissions reduction by considering the use of time-dependent emissions factors. In 14th Water Distribution Systems Analysis Conference Vol. 1 (pp. 274-290). Barton, A.C.T.: Engineers Australia.
2012 Stokes, C., Wu, W., & Dandy, G. (2012). Battle of the water networks II: Combining engineering judgement with genetic algorithm optimisation. In 14th Water Distribution Systems Analysis Conference 2012, WDSA 2012 Vol. 1 (pp. 77-89).
Year Citation 2021 Mongiardini, M., Stokes, C., & Woolley, J. (2021). Evaluation of a warning system to reduce the risk of casualty crashes at rural junctions in South Australia. Poster session presented at the meeting of 2020 Australasian Road Safety Conference. 2019 Stokes, C., Woolley, J., & Mongiardini, M. (2019). Prioritising harm elimination: The effect of benefit-cost metrics and planning timeframes on perceived benefits. Poster session presented at the meeting of 2019 Australasian Road Safety Conference. 2019 Mongiardini, M., Stokes, C., Woolley, J., Grzebieta, R., & Williamson, A. (2019). Evaluate the effect of roundabout design on vehicle speed in Australia using data from the Australian Naturalistic Driving Study (ANDS). Poster session presented at the meeting of 8th International Symposium on Naturalistic Driving Research. Melbourne.
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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
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