Our mission

"To build on the TRMC’s core strengths to undertake internationally leading research and training in all modes of transport."

Professor Washington Ochieng, Head of the Centre for Transport Studies.

The LRF TRMC was established in 2005 for the purpose of carrying out research and teaching in the risks related to transport by land (rail and road), air and sea. The centre is sponsored by the Lloyds Register Foundation (LRF) which is the parent entity of the Lloyds Register (LR) group.

Research within the centre is concerned especially with safety risks, as well as with other forms of risks, e.g. environmental. It has achieved international recognition for excellence in its field as demonstrated by publications in international journals and the award of a number of prestigious prizes.


"To enhance the TRMC’s core strengths in transport safety risk in order to undertake world leading research and training in human and social factors in both transport and other safety critical industries, and contribute to society by inspiring the next generation especially from deprived socioeconomic backgrounds and lead the way in the public understanding of risk."

In particular, The LRF TRMC has undertaken innovative research on public, passenger and workforce safety, regulatory regimes, impacts of specific transport technologies on safety, andsafety management. Mode specific research has covered all modes of transport with aviation, in particular air traffic management and airline operations, and railways receiving the most attention.