RoSPA has appointed a new research and evaluation officer to help support road safety practitioners across the country.
Rebecca Needham recently graduated from the University of Birmingham with a BA Honours degree in sociology.
She started her new role in July and will work alongside RoSPA’s head of road safety Kevin Clinton and road safety manager Nick Lloyd.
Rebecca’s main focus will be to provide advice on RoSPA’s Road Safety Evaluation website, which is designed to help anyone involved in delivering road safety education, training and publicity (ETP).
At the heart of the website is the ‘E-valu-it’ toolkit, which asks users to complete a set of questions about their intervention and provides recommendations and a partly completed report template to enable them to complete their evaluation.
Rebecca Needham said: “I have a long-standing interest in road safety and I am delighted to be joining the UK’s leading safety charity. I am looking forward to getting stuck into my new role and am excited about the challenges that lie ahead.
“Working for RoSPA provides a great opportunity for me to use the skills developed during my university degree to help the road safety profession by providing advice on how to use its Road Safety Evaluation website.
“Evaluating the effectiveness of road safety intervention is really important so we know what is working and where best to direct resources.”