Robyn Robertson

President & CEO, Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF)

Robyn Robertson is the President and CEO of the Traffic Injury Research Foundation and holds a Masters degree in Criminology. During her 14 years in the research field, Ms. Robertson has published more than 90 reports and articles on road safety issues focusing on many different types of road users, their contributions to the crash problem, and the evaluation and implementation of effective interventions to address them.

Ms. Robertson delivers technical assistance to jurisdictions around the world to strengthen criminal justice, health and licensing systems and support the implementation of proven strategies. As a knowledge broker, Robyn has negotiated strong working relationships with a range of governments and professional organizations to engage them in research initiatives, and is skilled at communicating technical information to diverse audiences. She has developed several educational primers and curricula for justice, licensing and treatment professionals and delivered more than 125 presentations at regional, national, and international conferences.

Ms. Robertson is the coordinator of a coalition of 14 leading U.S. criminal justice organizations, a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Safety Research, the Board of Directors of the American Probation and Parole Association, the Alcohol, Drugs and Driving Committee of the U.S. Transportation Research Board, and the International Council on Alcohol, Drugs, and Traffic Safety. She has eight years of teaching experience at academic institutions and served as faculty at the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada. Prior to joining TIRF, Ms. Robertson worked for the Solicitor General of Canada and Members of Parliament in the areas of correctional policy and legislation.