Dick de Waard

Dick de Waard is a professor of Traffic Psychology and the Retention of Mobility at the University of Groningen. He has worked from 1989 onwards at this university, mainly in the field of Traffic Psychology. One of his main research interests was and still is the measurement of driver mental workload, the subject of his PhD thesis (1996). In the past years he has worked on effects of the traffic environment, such as road delineation and layout, and effects of (in vehicle) Advanced Driver Assistance Systems on young and elderly drivers’ behaviour. At present he particularly enjoys doing research on cycling behaviour. Dick is at present past-secretary of the HFES Europe Chapter (alternating secretary with past secretary since the year 2000…., honest), maintains the website and has co-organised the Chapter’s annual meeting/conference also since 2000.