De Waard, Prof. Dick
Dick de Waard is Associate Professor of Traffic Psychology and Retention of Mobility. De Waard (1964) graduated in Experimental Psychology from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, in 1989. He has worked at the Department of Psychology of the University of Groningen since 1989, first as a researcher and lecturer at the Traffic Research Centre, and later on at the Department of Experimental Psychology, now Neuropsychology. His main research interest has always been the measurement of drivers’ mental workload, which was also the subject of his 1996 PhD thesis.
In the past years he has been active in the applied fields of surface transportation and aviation. His subjects of study have included DWI detection, new transport telematics and driver training. Currently his focus is on the behavioural effects of adaptive automation in and outside the traffic environment. In addition to European projects, he has also coordinated and contributed to national projects, most of which were commissioned by the Ministry of Transport. Cycling is not only the mode of transport he uses in his daily commute, but also a topic of interest when it comes to traffic safety.
Previously in the news
- Inaugural lecture: Mobiliteitsbehoud en verkeersveiligheid: over ouder worden, luxe wagens, scootmobielen en elektrische fietsen (in Dutch)
- Why everyone always goes on holiday on the same day (in Dutch)
- Driving while tired (in Dutch)
- Smart bicycle keeps elderly on track with subtle vibrations (in Dutch)
- Sober cyclists are rare at night (in Dutch)
- Cyclists who bump into cars while using their phone must be punished (in Dutch)
- Surfing cyclists are traffic hazards (in Dutch)
- More contrast helps visually impaired cyclists on their way (in Dutch)
- Are women more emotional in traffic?
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