About Us

The Transport Safety Knowledge Hub is a community of researchers that provides a forum for information sharing and collaboration on transport safety related research and data analysis.

We run a range of seminars and other discussion forums with the aim of sharing knowledge and experience to help drive the quality of research and data analysis in transport safety.


  • To act as a channel to help implement the Transport Research Strategy and the Transport Domain Plan.
  • To raise awareness of relevant research, data analysis techniques and data availability across the transport sector - including international research and connections.
  • To identify information/research gaps.
  • To ensure research is relevant and to facilitate the take-up of research for policy development.
  • To identify opportunities for collaboration amongst members.
  • To reduce duplication and provide the opportunity to learn from, and build on others' work.
  • To drive quality by providing a forum for peer review and critique.


  • Seminars on current and planned research and data analysis relating to transport safety.
  • Regular updates on relevant research and events.
  • Support the annual Transport Knowledge conference.

Hub leads

The hub leads are:

Iain McAuley, Waka Kotahi NZTA

Bryce Hartell, Ministry of Transport


The hub is open to anyone interested in sharing safety-related data, information and research.

To join, please email KnowledgeHub@transport.govt.nz