Professor Andrew Evans is a Senior Research Investigator and Emeritus Professor (previously Lloyds Register Professor) of Transport Risk Management in the Centre for Transport Studies at Imperial College London. Before that he was Professor of Transport Safety at University College London.
Andrew is an economist and statistician by background. His research interests include both public transport and road safety, principally risk estimation, risk appraisal, the economics of safety, and safety regulation. He gave important evidence to the Cullen and Uff rail accident inquiries and was a member of the Risk Assessment Group for the second Cullen inquiry.
Whilst the principal focus of Andrew's work has been railway safety, he has also made significant contributions to research in road safety, aviation safety and inter-modal comparisons. Andrew is Chairman of the Rail Safety Working Groups of the Parliamentary Advisory Council on Transport Safety (PACTS). He was a member of the Safety Working Group of the European project Urban Guided Transport Management System (UGTMS). He was a specialist adviser to the House of Lords in 1996-97, an adviser to the Joint Inquiry into Train Protection Systems in 2000, a member of the Health and Safety Executive official committee reviewing the obstruction of railways by road vehicles in 2001, and a member of the Motorists' Forum Working Group on Road Safety and Speed Management in 2005.