Dr Lisa Dorn
Reader in Driver Behaviour
Location: Building 83
T: +44 (0) 1234 758229
Department of Integrated Systems
Dr Dorn is a Reader in Driver Behaviour and Director of the Driving Research Group. Dr Dorn is also Course Director for Cranfield's MSc in Driver Behaviour and Research Director for DriverMetrics, a company wholly owned by Cranfield University to exploit research in the design of online interventions to manage driver risk. Dr Dorn currently leads a team of Psychologists working with the private and public sector on research concerned with driver behaviour. Her work has been supported by government agencies, research councils and industry. Current work includes a contract with Ingenie to assist in research and development of black box technology for young drivers. Dr Dorn hosts the International Conference in Driver Behaviour and Training and is Co-Editor of the Ashgate series 'Human Factors in Road and Rail Safety'. She has edited over 15 books and published over 40 research papers.
Dr Dorn is President-Elect of the International Association of Applied Psychologists - Traffic and Transport Psychology Division. She is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, a member of the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors and a Chartered Psychologist. Dr Dorn has served on the Independent Police Complaints Commission's expert panel investigating police related road traffic incidents. In 2004 she received the International Prince Michael Award for Road Safety for research with Arriva Bus UK. In 2008 she won the Knowledge Transfer Programme's 'Best Application of Social or Management Science' in collaboration with Arriva Bus UK.
Driver Metrics is closely aligned to the activities of the Driving Research Group led by Lisa. Driver Metrics was established in 2005 as a company wholly owned by Cranfield University, UK to enable Cranfield’s research on the design and development of the Driver Risk Index widely available to organisations wishing to improve driver safety using our online assessment, management information system and educational interventions. A range of variants of the Driver Risk Index assessment have been developed for different driver groups including fleet, bus and the emergency services.
Dr Lisa Dorn graduated with a BSc in Human Psychology and was then awarded a PhD in driver behaviour from Aston University in 1992. She then held research positions at the Universities of Leicester and Birmingham and held a senior position in industry before joining Cranfield University in 2001.
Lisa’s research interested focuses on three main areas: The development of self assessment for vulnerable road users; the use of simulators for driver training and finally the education of learner drivers. Her work has been supported by government agencies, research councils and the private sector.