Oliver Carsten is Professor of Transport Safety at the Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds. His major research focus is on driver interaction and safety with new driver support systems.

He led the UK national project on Intelligent Speed Adaptation and chairs the Road User Behaviour Working Party of PACTS, the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety.

He has provided advice on safety policy to the UK Department for Transport and the European Transport Safety Council. He is editor-in-chief of the academic journal Cognition, Technology and Work.