Contact Dr Lisa Dorn

Areas of expertise

Background

  • Dr Dorn is an Associate Professor of Driver Behaviour and Director of the Driving Research Group. Dr Dorn is also Research Director for DriverMetrics, a Cranfield University spin-out company to exploit her research in the design of online driver assessments and interventions to improve driver safety. Dr Dorn currently leads the Driving Research Group 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. Dr Dorn is Co-Founder of The Floow designing educational interventions for its innovative telematics solution. She hosted the International Conference in Driver Behaviour and Training from 2003 to 2013 and Co-Editor of the Ashgate series Human Factors in Road and Rail Safety.

    Dr Dorn is President of the International Association of Applied Psychology - 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, a Chartered Psychologist and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Dr Dorn has served on the Independent Police Complaints Commission's expert panel investigating police related road traffic incidents. In 2004 she received the Prince Michael International Award for Road Safety for her 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. In 2016 she won the International Prince Michael Award for Road Safety for her work as founder of DriverMetrics in the design of assessments and interventions to improve fleet safety in over 45 countries.

    Dr Dorn has edited 17 books and published over 50 research papers. Lisa currently works 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 activities

Current activities include:-

2017-2020: MeBeSafe ─ Making traffic safer through behaviour-changing nudging measures (Principal Investigator). Research Grant funded by Horizon 2020.

2016-2018: Evaluation and validation of a vehicle data management system (Co-investigator). Research Grant funded by Ortus Group.

2016-2017: Driver Behaviour Impacting the Operation and Maintenance of the Strategic Road Network (Principal Investigator). Research Grant funded by Highways England.

2016-2017: Safer Driver Behaviour Intervention Programme Development (Principal Investigator). Research Grant funded by Highways England.

Current PhD students:
Ashok Kulkarni: Evaluation of a Fleet Driver Risk Management Programme for Improving Road Safety in Developing Countries

Michelle Haward: The effects of skills-based and behaviour-based training on young driver behaviour

Elizabeth Box: A systems approach to developing effective parental interventions during the pre-and-post driving licensing stages

Clients

Previous clients include:-

2016: Development of an environmental toolkit for drivers (Principal Investigator). Consultancy for Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.

2016: Older drivers and the risk of driving for work (Principal Investigator). Research Grant funded by National Express.

2015-2016: Development of educational resources for young drivers and passengers (Co-investigator). Research Grant funded by Transport for London.

2011-2014: Simulator-based training for European bus drivers (SIMTEB). The transfer of an innovative vocational education framework concept for European training public transport organisations (Principal Investigator). Research Grant funded by EU Leonardo da Vinci.

2011: Designing driver feedback for a telematics product (Principal Investigator). Research Grant funded by Ingenie Insurance.

2011-2012: Investigating safety culture (Principal Investigator). Research Grant funded by Gate Gourmet.

2010-2011: Developing a fleet-based in-vehicle data recorder (Principal Investigator). Research Grant funded by FMG.

2010 – 2015: Development of an assessment for safety behaviour on construction sites (Principal Investigator). Research Grant funded by                        Balfour Beatty.

2009 – 2010: Evaluation of Bus Simulator Training on Driver Performance and Collision Involvement (Principal Investigator). Research Grant funded by Transport for London.

2009 – 2012: Development of an instrument to measure affective and cognitive responses to Human-Machine interface solutions (Principal Investigator). Research Grant funded by EPSRC and Jaguar LandRover.

2009: Development of driver training simulator software (Principal Investigator). Research Grant funded by Balfour Beatty.

2006 – 2008: Development of global driver norm groups (Principal Investigator). Research Grant funded by Unilever PLC.

2006: Development of an assessment for Fire appliance drivers (Principal Investigator). Research Grant funded by West Midlands Fire Service.

2006: Design of online education for fleet drivers (Principal Investigator). Research Grant funded by EU Leonardo.

2006 – 2007: Driver Behaviour Interface Test Environment development (D-BITE). (Co-Investigator). Research Grant funded by EU RoadSense.

2006: A literature review on medical fitness to drive (Principal Investigator). Research Grant funded by DVLA.

2005 – 2007: Development of online driver education software (Principal Investigator). Research Grant funded by a2om.

2005: Assessing driver comfort (Principal Investigator). Research Grant funded by Nissan.

2004 – 2007: Design of a global driver training system (Principal Investigator). Research Grant funded by Astra Zeneca.

2004 – 2006: Evaluating a mentor driver scheme (Principal Investigator). Research Grant funded by Lancashire County Council. 

2002: A literature review of roadside advertising (Principal Investigator). Research Grant funded by TPS consultancy Ltd.

2001 – 2007: Reducing bus crashes (Principal Investigator). Research Grant funded by Arriva PLC/ESRC.

2000 – 2001: Evaluating a police driving simulator. (Principal Investigator). Research Grant funded by the Home Office.

Publications

Articles In Journals

Conference Papers

  • Dorn L (2012) Investigating safety culture: A qualitative analysis of bus driver behaviour at work.. In: International Conference on Contemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors, 2012, Blackpool, 16-19 April 2012.

Books

  • Fisher D & Dorn L (2016) Teen and novice driver training and education. In: Handbook of teen and novice drivers; Research, practise, policy and directions., CRC Press, U.S., p. 265-285.
  • Edmunds R, Dorn L & Skrypchuk L (2014) The profile of emotional designs: a tool for the measurement of affective and cognitive responses to in-vehicle innovations. In: Driver acceptance of new technology: theory, measurement and optimisation. Regan MA, Horberry T (ed.), CRC Press, p. 105-120.
  • Dorn L, Sullman M (eds), (2013) Driver behaviour and training: Vol. 6, Farnham: Ashgate, ed. Volume 4.
  • Sullman M, Dorn L (eds), (2012) Advances in traffic psychology, Farnham, UK: CRC Press.
  • Dorn, L (eds), (2012) Driver Behaviour and Training: Vol. 5 (Human Factors in Road and Rail Transport), Ashgate Publishing.
  • Dorn L & Gandolfi J (2012) Cross-cultural differences in driver behaviour at work. In: Driver Behaviour and Training, UK: Ashgate, p. 177-186.
  • Edmunds R & Dorn L (2012) Developing a multi-dimensional assessment of in-vehicle technology. In: Driver Behaviour and Training, Volume 5, Farnham: Ashgate Publishing, p. 531-547.
  • af Wåhlberg AE & Dorn L (2012) Knowledge of traffic hazards - does it make a difference for safety?. In: Advances in Traffic Psychology, UK: Ashgate Publishing Limited.
  • Dorn L (eds), (2010) Driver Behaviour and Training: Vol. 4, Ashgate.
  • Dorn L (eds), (2008) Driver Behaviour and Training - Vol III, Farnham: Ashgate, ed. Volume 3.
  • Green A & Dorn L (2008) How do ‘Significant Others’ influence young people’s beliefs about driving?. In: Driver Behaviour and Training Vol 3, Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, p. 3-16.
  • Dorn L & Gandolfi J (2008) Designing a psychometrically-based self assessment to address fleet driver risk. In: Driver Behaviour and Training, Volume 3, Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, p. 235-248.
  • Matthews G, Dorn L, Hoyes TW, Glendon AI, Davies DR & Taylor RD (2008) Driver stress and simulated driving: studies of risk taking and attention. In: Behavioural research in road safety. Vol 3, Aldershot: Ashgate, p. 1-10, ed. Human Factors in Road and Rail Transport.
  • Dorn L (eds), (2005) Driver Behaviour and Training - Vol II, Farnham: Ashgate, ed. Volume 2.
  • Dorn Lisa (2005) Professional Driver Training and Driver Stress: Effects on Simulated Driving Performance, Elsevier.
  • Gandolfi J & Dorn L (2005) Development of the Police driver risk index. In: Driver Behaviour and Training, Ashgate, p. 337-348.
  • Dorn L & Garwood L (2004) Development of a psychometric measure of bus driver behaviour. In: Behavioural Research in Road Safety: 14th Seminar, Department for Transport, p. 148-156.
  • Dorn L (eds), (2003) Driver Behaviour and Training, Farnham: Ashgate, ed. 1st.
  • Gandolfi J & Dorn L (2003) A qualitative analysis of advanced and standard police driver differences. In: Driver Behaviour and Training, Aldershot: Ashgate, p. 27-34.
  • Garwood L & Dorn L (2003) Stress vulnerability and choice of coping strategies in UK bus drivers. In: Driver Behaviour and Training, Aldershot: Ashgate, p. 55-64.
  • Dorn L (2003) Hazard awareness and police driving performance. In: Driver Behaviour and Training, Aldershot: Ashgate, p. 17-26.
  • Mankazana N & Dorn L (2003) Organizational dynamics and safety in a major bus company, Aldershot: Ashgate, p. 65-74.
  • Muncie H & Dorn L (2003) Face validity analysis of a bus simulator for investigating bus driver behaviour and training. In: Driver Behaviour and Training, Aldershot: Ashgate, p. 331-338.
  • Taylor A & Dorn L (2003) The effects of exercise on stress, fatigue, sleep, health status and potential risk of at-work road traffic accidents: A multi-disciplinary model. In: Driver Behaviour and Training, Aldershot: Ashgate, p. 175-190.
  • Dorn L, Garwood L & Muncie H (2002) The accidents and behaviours of bus drivers. In: Behavioural Research in Road Safety: 12th Seminar, Department for Transport, p. 157-166.
  • Matthews G & Dorn L (1994) Cognitive and attentional processes in personality and intelligence. In: International Handbook of Personality and Intelligence.. Saklofske D, Zeidner M (ed.), New York: Plenum Press.
  • Davies DR, Taylor A & Dorn L (1992) Aging and human performance. In: Handbook of Human Performance. Smith AP, Jones DM (ed.), San Diego, CA, US: Academic Press.
  • Taylor RG, Dorn L, Glendon AI, Davies DR & Matthews G (1992) Age and sex differences in driving performance: Some preliminary findings from the Aston Driving Simulator. In: Behavioural research in road safety II, Transport and Road Research Laboratory, p. 30-38.