Dr. Barry WatsonDr. Barry Watson is a global road safety expert based in Australia and an Adjunct Professor at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Between 2015 and early 2017, he was the Chief Executive Officer of the Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP), which is hosted by the Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Geneva, Switzerland. As the CEO of GRSP, Barry was responsible for the overall strategic direction of the organization as well as the management of its activities in over 35 countries worldwide. Prior to this, Barry worked in the road safety field for over 30 years in government, academic and civil society organizations. Between 2008 and 2015, he was the Director of the Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety (CARRS-Q), based at the QUT in Brisbane, Australia. Barry has conducted research and policy development into a wide range of road user safety issues including drunk driving, speeding, driver licensing, driver education, traffic law enforcement, and developed and delivered road safety training programs in a wide range of countries. Barry is a member of the Executive Board of the International Council on Alcohol, Drugs & Traffic Safety (ICADTS) and a Fellow of the Australasian College of Road Safety (ACRS).

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