Lisa Dorn is one of the plenary speakers at the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors 2011 conference in Lincolnshire (12-14 April). Her talk is entitled ‘validating a driving simulator for police driver training’.
From the conference programme:
There has been an alarming rise in the number of fatalities and serious accidents involving police drivers, particularly during pursuit situations. Intensive police driver training offers little opportunity for developing driving competencies in high risk situations. There is a potential role for the use of a driving simulator for police drivers to supplement existing training methods without exposing police officers or the public to danger, yet there is little research on whether this method is beneficial in police driver training. This talk describes the design and validation of a driving simulator for South Wales Police.
Lisa Dorn is one of the editors of Ashgate’s Human Factors in Road and Rail Transport series. She is a Reader at Cranfield University and head of the Driving Research Group leading a team of psychologists working with the private and public sector on research concerned with driver behaviour.
Ashgate will be attending the IEHF conference, and will have a selection of books on display, so do come and see us if you are there!
IEHF 2011 is the annual conference of the Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors (formerly the Ergonomics Society). The event features invited lecturers, plenary speakers and parallel sessions on a variety of ergonomics and human factors topics, that relate to the big issues of the day. The conference runs from 12-14 April 2011, and takes place at Stoke Rochford, near Grantham, Lincolnshire.