Introduction To Socio-Technical Approaches to Road Safety (STARS) 2017-2020

Project Overview

PROJECT PI- prof Gilbert Kokwaro

Research Assistants: Brenda Bunyasi, James Oyoo, Sylvia Anyika, Annette Murunga

STARS project is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR/UK). The overall objective is to reduce the number and severity of road accidents in Low and medium income Countries (LMICs). The study is led by the University of Southampton (UK) in collaboration with:

  • Bangladesh via Bangladesh University of Engineering and technology
  • Kenya via Strathmore University
  • Vietnam via National University of Civil Engineering
  • China via Tsinghua University

The STARS project intends to tackle road safety from 7E’s’ perspective with the inclusion of:

  1. Ergonomics: involving stakeholders.
  2. Economics: value for money
  3. Emergency response: embracing the inclusion of emergency needs
  4. Enablement