Elizabeth Box is Head of Research at the RAC Foundation, an independent charity established to promote for the public benefit research into environmental, economic, mobility and safety issues relating to the use of motor vehicles.
Elizabeth is responsible for commissioning a large programme of research addressing taxation, mobility, safety, environmental and road performance issues.
She has spoken both nationally and internationally about UK transport policy, and has also presented RAC Foundation views to Government and Parliament on a range subjects including school travel, learning to drive, young driver safety, older people’s mobility, traffic signage, road network performance, road safety compliance and future transport policy.
She sits on a wide variety of Government and Industry expert panels and steering groups and is actively involved in current developments within young driver research and policy development. A transport planner by training, Elizabeth has an MA in Geography from Trinity College Cambridge and an MSc in Transport Planning from Oxford Brookes University. Elizabeth is currently undertaking a PhD with the Driving Research Group at Cranfield University, where she is researching education and training interventions to reduce young driver risk.