The aim of this project was to develop and test methodologies to engage local elected politicians (councillors) in supporting the implementation of pedestrian safety in deprived areas.
Principal investigators and researchers
Ronan Lyons, Tinnu Sarvotham, Ceri Phillips
A mixed methods study which included:
October 2004 – Mar 2008
Department of Health
Papers associated with this study
Lyons RA, Towner E, Christie N, Kendrick D, Jones SJ, Hayes M, Kimberlee R, Sarvotham T, Macey S, Brussoni M, Sleney J, Coupland C, Phillips C. The Advocacy in Action Study: a cluster randomised controlled trial to reduce pedestrian injuries in deprived communities – a protocol. Inj Prev. 2008 Apr;14(2):e1. doi: 10.1136/ip.2007.017632. (Link)
Lyons RA, Kendrick D, Towner EM, Coupland C, Hayes M, Christie N, Kimberlee R, Jones S, Turner S, Brussoni M, Groom L, Macey S, Mulvaney C, Rodgers SE, Sleney J, Smith S, Steward J, Vinogradova Y. The Advocacy in Action Study (AIAS): a randomised controlled trial of an advocacy package directed at elected councillors to improve pedestrian safety in high risk deprived neighbourhoods. Inj Prev 2010:16(Suppl1):A76. (Link)
Rodgers SE, Jones SJ, Macey S, Lyons RA. Using GIS to assess the equitable distribution of traffic calming measures. Inj Prev 2010;16 7-11. doi:10.1136/ip.2009.022426. (Link)
Lyons RA, Kendrick D, Towner EM, Coupland C, Hayes M, Christie N, Sleney J, Jones S, Kimberlee R, Rodgers SE, Turner S, Brussoni M, Vinogradova Y, Sarvotham T, Macey S. The advocacy for pedestrian safety study: cluster randomised trial evaluating a political advocacy approach to reduce pedestrian injuries in deprived communities. PLoS One. 2013;8(4):e60158. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0060158.