Colloquium Applied Cognitive Psychology: SWOV Traffic Safety
- Divera Twisk
- Tuesday 9 February 2016
- Pieter de la Court
TRAFFIC SAFETY by Divera Twisk (Guest)
Divera Twisk started her career in traffic safety in the Traffic Research Centre in Groningen, but later joined TNO to study the effects of prolonged exposure to low doses of organic solvents on the Central Nervous System. She returned to safety when she was offered a position at SWOV Institute for Road Safety Research, and for the last 20 years she worked in the field of novice drivers, accident analyses, training, human factors, Naturalistic driving and cycling, and cycling behaviour. She has collaborated and supervised many (inter) national studies on driver training (e.g. GADGET, DAN, PROMISING, CAST). She was the chair of the OECD working group on young driver safety and the editor of the OECD publication: Young drivers the road to safety (OECD-ECMT, 2006). In the last four years she has coordinated the bicycle studies at SWOV.
Education: Bsoc.sc. Psychology and Sociology, University of Keele United Kingdom; MA in Experimental Psychology / Human Factors, University of Groningen the Netherlands, PhD Maastricht University.