Elaine Hardy PhD

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Elaine Hardy PhD Profile:

As a Research Analyst and Project Manager, Elaine has carried out the following studies between 2000 and 2018:

  • Who Rides London? – A survey of motorcyclists who use PTWs to ride to work in London. (June 2018)
  • Effects of Advanced (Anti-lock) Braking Systems (ABS) On Motorcycle Crashes. A Survey of 61 motorcyclists who crashed between 2010 and 2015 (February, 2017)
  • Northern Ireland Vehicle Occupant Fatality Report 2015, the study and analysis of the findings of the Road Traffic Collision Investigation Unit – Forensic Science Northern Ireland and a selection of Coroners’ reports, supported by the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund. (2015)
  • Northern Ireland Pedestrian Fatality Report 2014, an in depth study of 55 cases of pedestrian fatalities between 2008 and 2012 in Northern Ireland, funded by the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund www.reesjeffreys.co.uk (September 2014)
  • Northern Ireland Motorcycle Fatality Report 2012, an in depth study of 39 cases relating to 41 motorcycle fatalities in Northern Ireland (UK) between 2004 and 2010.The study was supported by the British Motorcyclists Foundation (April, 2012)
  • A study of Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) motorcycle policy holders on the Adelaide Insurance Database (November 2011 – February 2011)
  • On behalf of the Swedish Motorcyclists Federation, a survey of 1733 motorcyclists in relation to advanced motorcycle training (December 2009 – January 2010)
  • A study of near miss accidents of motorcyclists in the Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland (April – May 2009)
  • On behalf of the Federation of European Motorcyclists Associations (FEMA) Elaine worked with three consortia to successfully bid for EU Framework 7 Projects which focused on Sustainable Surface Transport for vulnerable road users. Each project had funding of 4M Euros and Elaine represented FEMA in these projects between 2007 and 2009
  • For ACPO Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service: A problem profile on the Export of Stolen Vehicles and the AVCIS National Strategic Assessment (September 2007 – January 2008)
  • Research in Warwickshire and West Midlands courts : Sentencing Outcomes Study, University of Cambridge, with funding from the Home Office. (May 2006 to April 2007)
  • Fear of Crime in the Community with Prof. Peter Ratcliffe, Dept. of Sociology, University of Warwick to evaluate the impact of fear of crime for the social excluded and vulnerable residents in North East Coventry (April, 2005)
  • The Finance and Leasing Association with Dr Janet Stockdale of the London School of Economics. An evaluation of the Metropolitan Police Vehicle Fraud Unit (2002 – 2003)
  • The European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT – now ITF) Paris. The Theft of Goods and Goods Vehicles In Europe (2000 – 2002)
  • The Home Office with Prof Ron Clarke of Rutgers University U.S.A. Feasibility Study of vehicles stolen for export. (2000-2001)

Prior to moving to the road safety sector, Elaine was an automotive data analyst.  Her work involved gathering data and analyzing the distribution and the cross-border movement of cars and vans in both Eastern and Western Europe. This led her to take an interest in the movement of stolen vehicles in Europe and elsewhere and in 1998 she wrote her first paper on vehicle theft in Europe and presented the findings to the Expert Meeting on Vehicle Crime, Europol at the Hague, Netherlands. The main observation was that there were huge disparities in the methodology of reporting and presenting vehicle theft statistics.

Her PhD thesis “Fear of Crime, Governance and Vested Interests: A Case Study of Motorcyclists” focused on the globalization of criminological theory, regulations and governance.

Elaine is part of the motorcycle blog – Motorcycle Minds – which looks at and reports on specific motorcycle issues.

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