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F. (Frank) Westerhuis, PhD

Research Fellow

Frank Westerhuis (Groningen, the Netherlands, 1988) started studying psychology at the University of Groningen in 2009. After obtaining his BSc. degree in Psychology in 2012, he received his MSc. degree in Clinical Neuropsychology in 2013. During the last phase of his study, he started working as a student-assistant in the Traffic Psychology group at the Department of Clinical and Developmental Neuropsychology of the same University. His main focus is on traffic psychology: primarily older cyclists and their experiences in the cycling infrastructure. After graduating, he was appointed as a researcher and contributed to the ‘Forgiving Cycle Path’ project, aimed at improving the current Dutch cycling infrastructure to increase the safety of older cyclists. In 2015, he became a PhD student and contributed to the ‘CRUISer’ project by expanding his area of research to traffic interactions of older cyclists with other road users. In addition, he also supervised students during research practicals, BSc. theses, and MSc. theses. In 2018, he further expanded his line of research by contributing to the project ‘Mobiliteitsbehoud bij Complexe Comorbiditeit’, in close collaboration with Royal Dutch Visio. This project was aimed at studying fitness to drive of visually impaired people with cognitive comorbidities. Furthermore, in 2019 and 2020, he contributed to projects regarding Human Factors Guidelines of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) in collaboration with Rijkswaterstaat and TNO. In 2021, he completed writing his thesis ‘Advancing the Age of Cycling’, which he successfully defended on October 14th, 2021.

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