Media coverage of a master project that I supervised

Today I got a really nice surprise reading the newspaper. There was a report of suicidal prevention in the railway system. This report was based on the findings from a master thesis that I supervised. The thesis was written by Caspar Kindt and Carl Spennare at the Master Program of Risk Management Engineering. They conducted a really nice thesis work including a hotspot analysis (aiming at gaining an understanding for where the suicides take place), an inventory of possible safety efforts to make, an estimation of their effects and a pragmatic analysis of the societal payback time for implementing the suggested safety efforts.

The thesis conclusion is that investments to prevent suicides on railway tracks have a short payback time when considering the societal costs of completed suicides. The thesis should soon be published at this Lund University website, and the article written in the newspaper Sydsvenskan is found here.

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