Sebastian van As, MBChB, MMed, FC(SA), MBA, PhD, is head of the Trauma Unit at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital at the University of Cape Town, the only dedicated trauma unit for children in Africa. He also chairs Childsafe South Africa as well as the Global Road Safety Partnership of South Africa. He has over 200 publications and is editor of a textbook on pediatric trauma. He has been active in a wide range of research projects, educational initiatives, and advocacy roles, as well as international conferences on child safety initiatives. He is presently involved in a number of international academic projects in the field of child trauma and safety.