Richard Llewellyn

Richard Llewellyn

Richard Llewellyn



Richard Llewellyn is a Chartered Civil Engineer with a wide range of experience in transport planning and engineering.  The first fifteen years of his career were spent in consultancy, developing a broad range of technical and project management experience across a wide variety of projects.  During his final four years in consultancy he led a team of over twenty five technical staff across two offices.   His technical experience ranges from conceptual scheme design and public consultation to detailed design and civil engineering implementation. He has written several technical standards and contributed to the development of local and national transport policy.  He specialises in the areas of traffic engineering, mobility management, traffic signals, road safety and also has an interest in railway transportation.   He currently teaches on several of the university’s modules in transportation and is in the process of undertaking his own PhD studies.   He contributes to several technical design panels and is a committee member of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transport Scotland region.




Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Edinburgh Urban Design Panel Member


Conference Activity

  • Scottish Transport Applications and Research Conference – Programme Committee Member
  • Transport Demand Management Symposium - Scientific Committee Member


Fellowships and Awards

  • National Transport Awards: Road Safety, Traffic Management & Enforcement (Shortlisted)
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation
  • Highways Magazine Excellence Awards: Road Marking Project of the Year (2018) (Shortlisted)
  • ITS (UK) Forward Thinking Award
  • ITS (UK) Scheme of the Year Award
  • Most Innovative Presentation - 2017 JCT Traffic Signal Symposium
  • National Transport Awards: Most Innovative Project of the Year
  • CIHT John Smart Road Safety Award
  • Scottish Transport Awards: Excellence and Innovation Award
  • Highways Magazine Excellence Awards: Road Marking Project of the Year (2016)
  • 3rd Place in the ICE International Graduates and Students Papers Competition
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Winner of the ICE Renée Redfern Hunt Prize
  • Winner of the ICE East of Scotland Branch and ICE Scotland Graduates and Students Papers Competitions


Invited Speaker

  • Transport Scotland Future ITS Strategy Event
  • Safer Roads, Safer Vehicles, Safer Road Users, Safer Speeds Conference, Stirling
  • Future of Road Safety Conference: Implementing a Safe System, London
  • Cycling Scotland National Conference, Edinburgh
  • Scottish Disability Equality Forum Conference, Perth


Media Activity

  • Does pushing the 'walk' button help you cross the street faster? A transport engineer weighs in
  • Drivers praise new road studs on the A1
  • Smart studs to light up Mersey junction
  • Scottish LED road stud safety scheme in contention for major UK transport industry award
  • LED road studs linked to traffic lights to guide drivers at complex junction
  • Increasing the speed limit won't get the traffic moving faster
  • New technology gives drivers a guiding light on the A1
  • Motorists views on new A1 road studs are sought
  • Smart Highways Magazine: A roundabout way
  • Reducing inattentional blindness on the roads by positively influencing driver behaviour
  • The Times: Slow down to speed up the commute


Membership of Professional Body

  • Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (Scotland Region) - Chair
  • Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (Scotland Region) - Vice Chair
  • Member of the Permanent Way Institution
  • Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (Scotland Region) - Committee Member and Training Officer
  • Member of the Transport Planning Society
  • Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers


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