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Bhagwant Persaud

Ryerson University
Dr. Bhagwant Persaud, a professor of Civil Engineering at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada, has worked on road safety analysis research projects for the Transportation Research Board (TRB), the US Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Transport Canada, and local, provincial and State road agencies. Beyond North America, he has been involved in research in several countries, and has delivered road safety analysis workshops, in Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Brazil, Columbia, New Zealand, Italy, India, and the Netherlands. He has also presented at several IRF Caribbean Regional Congresses in Jamaica and has authored numerous peer-reviewed papers, three of which won TRB’s outstanding paper awards. Bhagwant has been serving on TRB’s Committee on “Safety Data, Analysis and Evaluation”, for which he was co-chair and is now emeritus member. He was also appointed to the TRB Task Force for the development of the Highway Safety Manual, and has been involved in research for several chapters of this landmark document. In Canada, he is a member of the Transportation Association of Canada’s Standing Committee on Road Safety. Bhagwant is a native of Guyana, where he was Deputy Chief Engineer, Roads before migrating to Canada.