Contact Dr Lisa Dorn

Areas of expertise

  • Ergonomics, Human Factors, Driver Safety
  • Human Factors
  • Safety, Resilience, Risk & Reliability

Background

  • Dr Dorn is an Associate Professor of Driver Behaviour and Director of the Driving Research Group and her main research interests are the design and evaluation of interventions to improve driver safety. Dr Dorn graduated with a BSc in Human Psychology and a PhD in driver behaviour both from Aston University. She then held research positions at the Universities of Leicester and Birmingham and a senior position in industry before joining Cranfield University in 2001. Dr Dorn has worked on a range of EU, EPSRC, ESRC and consultancy projects and currently, she is Principal Investigator on a Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation funded by the European Commission called MeBeSafe (Measures for Behaving Safely in Traffic). 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 and co-founder of The Floow designing educational interventions using telematics feedback. 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 with DriverMetrics.

Current activities

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

MeBeSafe is a €7.1m EU-financed Horizon 2020 project. The project aims to reduce the number and severity of road accidents by directly changing our habitual traffic behaviour. The project started in May 2017 and continues until 2021. The research requires a cross-disciplinary collaboration between technologists, behavioural scientists and traffic experts. The consortium consists of 16 partners from the business, academic and research/technology sectors and includes automotive OEMs and suppliers, road infrastructure and fleet owners, SMEs involved in road traffic analyses and leading road safety research groups including Cranfield University’s Driving Research Group.

The project seeks to change habitual driving behaviour and motivate drivers to preserve adequate traffic safety margins. Several nudging and coaching measures will be implemented in different facets of road transportation, using in-vehicle Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, adaptive in-road surface displays, and an app-driven approach to coaching. The project's main targets for interventions are drivers and cyclists.



Clients

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.

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. (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 – 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. 

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

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

Publications

Articles In Journals

Conference Papers

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.
  • Edmunds R & Dorn L (2012) Developing a multi-dimensional assessment of in-vehicle technology. In: Driver Behaviour and Training: Volume 5, Farnham: Ashgate, p. 177-186.
  • Edmunds R & Dorn L (2012) Developing a multidimensional assessment of in-vehicle technology. In: Driver Behaviour and Training: Volume 5, Ashgate Publishing Ltd, p. 531-549.
  • 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: Volume 1, Aldershot: Ashgate.
  • Dorn L & Gandolfi J (2003) Designing a psychometrically based self-assessment to address fleet driver risk. In: Driver Behaviour and Training: Volume 3, Ashgate Publishing Ltd, p. 225-251.
  • 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.