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prof. dr. D. de Waard

Adjunct Hoogleraar "Verkeerspsychologie en mobiliteitsbehoud"

Dick de Waard (1964) graduated in 1989 in Experimental Psychology at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. From 1989 onwards he has worked at the Traffic Research Centre / Centre for Environmental and Traffic Psychology, later (Work and) Experimental Psychology, now Neuropsychology of the same university. Dick’s main research interest has been the measurement of driver mental workload, the subject of his PhD thesis (1996).

He has been particularly active as research associate and lecturer in the applied fields of surface transportation and aviation. Subjects of study have been impaired driving detection, new transport telematics, and driver training. Behavioural adaptation to (adaptive) automation in and outside the traffic environment are also main areas of interest and work. Apart from European projects he has co-ordinated and contributed to many national projects, most were commissioned by the Ministry of Transport. Nowadays his focus is also on cyclist’s behaviour and mobility of older traffic participants and patients with mild cognitive impairments. From September 2016 he is responsible for the Mastertrack Traffic Psychology and Sustained Mobility.

Education and experience

2015 – present ((Associate) professor- UHD1) at the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences, Neuropsychology of the University of Groningen (0.9 FTE). Mijn Oratie (10 mei 2016), Mobiliteitsbehoud en verkeersveiligheid: over ouder worden, luxe wagens, scootmobielen en elektrische fietsen.

2012 – 2015 (Associate professor- UHD2) at the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences, Neuropsychology of the University of Groningen (0.9 FTE).

2010 – 2012 Lecturer (Assistant professor- UD1) at the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences, Neuropsychology of the University of Groningen (0.9 FTE).

2006 – 2010: Lecturer (UD2) at the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences, Experimental and Work Psychology of the University of Groningen (0.9 FTE).

2005 ­­– 2008: Research fellow at the Faculty of Technology, Policy, and Management of Delft University of Technology (0.2 FTE).

2003 – 2008: Freelancer at ITS Advies (Scientific Research and Consultancy in the area of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS))

2003 – 2008: Visiting Scientist at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA (HumanFirst group).

1991 – 2006: Research fellow at the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences, Experimental and Work Psychology of the University of Groningen (previously Centre for Environmental and Traffic Psychology, previously Traffic Research Centre).

June 6, 1996: PhD in Psychology, obtained at the University of Groningen defending the thesis The measurement of drivers’ mental workload

1989 – 1991: Alternative Military Service (conscientious objector): research associate at the Traffic Research Centre

1983 – 1989: Study Experimental Psychology, University of Groningen

1977 – 1983: Secondary school: Athenaeum B, Ichthus College, Enschede

Completed courses/exams

2011: BKO (Basiskwalificatie Onderwijs) certificate (Lecturing Qualification)

2010: English Language test completed, Level C1 for listening, speaking, writing, and reading

2002/03: Basic lecturing skills training “Basisvaardigheden doceren” (GION-COWOG-University of Groningen)

1992: Academic writing in English (Language Centre, University of Groningen)

Lecturing Experience

- Coordinator of the Minor Psychology in Society, coordinator of and lecturer in the mastertrack "Traffic Psychology & Sustained Mobility"

- Practical KV 11C/BAM07/PSB3E-M15, Experimental skills (Cardiovascular measurements and analyses), 2008-present.

- Contributor (2009), co-ordinator (2010-) of the 3rd year and Psychology Minor course Human Error (PSMIN05 / PSBAM-AOP3)

- Contributor (2008-2009), co-ordinator (2010-) of the 2nd year Research Methodology and Ethics course (PSB2-8)

- Supervision of tutor groups (mentorgroepen) in 2006/2007 and 2007/2008 (PSBA1-15).

- Practicum “Research Methods” (Onderzoeksmethoden practicum, PSB2-9, previously D7), at least one group per year since 1999.

- Supervisor Bachelor thesis groups (PSBA3-01) in 2007 and 2008; co-supervisor since 2004.

- Supervisor Master theses from 2009

- Supervision of student project work and internships (before 2004), also at Delft University of Technology (since 1992)

Research experience

Publications

- (Co)author of over 100 reports and publications in national and international journals

- Winner of the Snijders-Kouwerprijs 1996. This prize was issued by the Heymans Institute for Psychological Research for the best scientific paper of PhD candidates. The prize was received for Effect of road layout and road environment on driving performance, drivers’ physiology and road appreciation, published in 1995 in Ergonomics.

- First editor of HFES Europe Chapter conference books (2000-present)

- Member of the editorial board of Ergonomics (Taylor & Francis) (since 2006)

- Associate editor of IET Intelligent Transport Systems (IET Intelligent Transport Systems) (member since 2008, associate editor since 2017)

- Associate editor of International Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics (Inderscience) - (member since 2010, associate editor since 2012)

- Director at large of PIE (Psychophysiology in Ergonomics) (since 2008)

PhD student Supervision

- promotor of Frank Westerhuis, Bart Jelijs, Tineke de Haan(2), Joke van Dijken and Carola Engbers(2)(U Twente, Roessingh Research and Development).

- (past) co-promoter of Janet Veldstra, Arjan Stuiver, Chris Dijksterhuis, Marjolein van der Zwaag (Philips), Ben Lewis-Evans, Dafne Piersma, and Mandy Dotzauer.

Invited Presentations

-         Invited speaker at the Symposium for prof Inagaki, Tokio, Japan, March 18, 2017

-         Invited speaker at the University of Chemnitz, December 19, 2016

-         Invited speaker at European road safety summer school 2016 & 2017 Hasselt, Belgium August

-         Invited speaker at the University of Tsukuba, Tokio campus, Japan, March 11, 2016

-         Keynote presentation at the International Cycling Safety Conference (September 2015) in Hannover, Germany

-         Invited speaker at the Technology and Society Congress (TaSC) annual event for Industrial Engineering and Management students, April 16, 2015

-         Invited speaker at the University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan, October 29, 2014

-         Invited speaker at colloquium about bicycling behaviour, ITS, University of Leeds, UK, May 14, 2014

-         Invited speaker at the International Cycling Safety Conference 2013, Helmond, November 2013

-         Invited speaker at JARI, Japan Automobile Research Institute, Tsukuba (Ibaraki), March 20, 2013

-         Invited speaker at the International Cycling Safety Conference 2012, Helmond, November 2012

-         Invited speaker at Ergonomie Congres 2012, Amersfoort, October 2012

-         Invited speaker at “Cooperative systems on the road”, Helmond, May, 2009.

-         Invited keynote speaker at a colloquium about (adaptive) automation, Université de Fribourg, Switzerland, April 2009

-         Speaker at a PAO course in Delft; “Trends in Openbare Verlichting” (“Trends in Public Lighting”), March 2008

-         Invited keynote speaker at colloquium about (adaptive) automation, John Moores University Liverpool, UK, April 2005

-         Invited keynote speaker at a colloquium about mental workload and the effects of illicit drugs, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA, August 2002

-         Invited keynote speaker at a colloquium about mental workload, Institut für Arbeitsphysiologie an der Universität Dortmund (IfADo), Dortmund, Germany, July 2001

-         Invited keynote speaker on a seminar about mental workload at VTI, Swedish Road and Traffic Institute, Linköping, Sweden, March 1998

Management and organisational experience

-  Co-organiser of the 5th International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology (Groningen, August 29-31, 2012), with over 400 delegates.

- (Co) organiser of the annual conference of the Europe Chapter of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society in 1996, 1999 until present.

- Member of the Degree Programme Advisory Committee (Opleidingscommissie) (September 2008-2012)

- Acting Secretary (2005-present) of the Europe Chapter of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES). Also webmaster of the group’s website

Further details/ skills/social service

- Reviewer for many journals and Research Councils

More information on Traffic and Environmental Psychology at te University of Groningen is here

Laatst gewijzigd:10 juli 2017 15:00

Contact information

Location

Room:
H 179
Working hours:
Student Consultation Hours: Monday 9-10 AM or by arrangement
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