|Professor David Strayer - University of Utah, USA
David Strayer is a professor of Cognitive Neuroscience in the Department of Psychology at the University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. Urbana-Champaign in 1989 and worked at GTE laboratories before joining the faculty at the University of Utah. Dr. Strayer’s research examines attention and multitasking in real-world contexts such as driving an automobile. He has published over 150 scholarly articles in this area and for over a decade has focused on understanding driver distraction stemming from voice-based interaction in the vehicle. Dr. Strayer is a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomic Society, the Psychonomic Society, and is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Sciences. In 2010, received the University of Utah Distinguished Scholarly and Creative Research Award.
|Professor Kazumi Renge - Tezukayama University, Japan
Professor Renge was born in 1954 in Kyoto, Japan. He joined Tezukayama University in Japan over 27 years ago. In 1997 he became Professor of the Laboratory of Applied Psychology and has been Vice-President since 2013, in addition to acting as Dean of Faculty of Psychology for four years. Professor Renge studied traffic psychology for nine years at Osaka University and at University of Cologne in Germany through a DAAD scholarship for two years. In 1995-1996, he was a Guest Researcher in Finland and Germany. He has been Vice-President of the Japanese Association of Traffic Psychology for six years and President of Traffic Science Society (Japan). His research interests have focused on driver behaviour, especially hazard perception, searching behaviour, elderly drivers and cyclists. His research team have delivered projects for driver education/training and traffic education. Professor Renge is now actively promoting in-field investigations for accident prevention of highway and city/rural areas in Japan. In 2013, he became a member of editorial advisory board of Transportation Research, Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behavior. He was an executive member of ICAP1990 in Kyoto, establishing the Division of Traffic Psychology.
Please click here to view Kazumi's ICTTP 2016 keynote address
Associate Professor Samuel G. Charlton - University of Waikato, New Zealand
Associate Professor Charlton is Head of the School of Psychology at the University of Waikato in New Zealand. A member of the Traffic and Road Safety Research Group (TARS) for the past 20 years, his work has examined a range of road transport issues such as driver attentiveness and fatigue, drivers’ perceptions of risk, acute protracted error effects associated with alcohol, the effect of cell phones on driver performance, the conspicuity and comprehension of hazard warning signs, and the design of self-explaining roads. Samuel is also interested in driving as skilled behaviour, and how it can inform theory development in attention, decision-making, and automaticity of performance. For many years he was technical director of human factors and training analysis for the US Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center.
His work on human performance issues for the Global Positioning System, the Consolidated Space Operations Center, and other key projects earned him the US Air Force’s Exemplary Civilian Service Medal in 1993. In 2005 the NZ Automobile Association recognised his work in the area of driver behaviour by awarding it’s first-ever Research Excellence Award.
Professor Senserrick, PhD, is as an Associate Professor at Transport and Road Safety (TARS) Research, The University of New South Wales, Australia. Her training is in developmental psychology and she has more than two decades of local and international experience in health and safety research. Since focusing on road safety in 1999, she has become nationally and internationally renowned for her expertise in training, education and graduated licensing, particularly for young and novice drivers. Her work focuses on policy and practice relevant research and spans Australia, the United States and China. She has special interest in ensuring attention to issues for disadvantaged and vulnerable road users is not lost in the focus on mainstream research. This includes research with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and current projects with novice motorcyclists.
|Assistant Commissioner Mike Keating - Queensland Police Service, Australia
Assistant Commissioner Mike Keating is a career police officer who joined the Queensland Police Service in 1978. During his career Mike has worked as a General Duties Police Officer, a Traffic Officer, in Education and Training, as a Supervising Commissioned Officer, a Staff Officer, a District Officer, Operations Coordinator and he is currently the Assistant Commissioner for the Road Policing Command. Mike was promoted to the rank of Inspector in 1996. Mike has served as District Officer in the Innisfail and Cairns Police Districts. He has been the Operations Coordinator in the former Far Northern and Northern Police Regions. In 2011 Mike completed an officer interchange program to the Queensland Reconstruction Authority following his appointment as the Director North Queensland. In this role he led the recovery and reconstruction programs across Northern Queensland. Road Policing Command commenced in July 2013. The Command provide the specialist road safety operational and strategic capability to the State.
|Dr Barry Watson, CEO, Global Road Safety Partnership Program
Dr Barry Watson is the Chief Executive Officer of the Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP), which is hosted by the Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Geneva, Switzerland. As the CEO of GRSP, Barry is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the organisation as well as the management of its activities in over 35 countries worldwide. Barry has worked in the road safety field for over 30 years in government and civil society organisations.Most recently, Barry was the Director of the Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety (CARRS-Q), based at the Queensland University of Technology, where he still holds an Adjunct Professor’s role. Barry has conducted research and policy development into a wide range of road user safety issues including drink driving, speeding, driver licensing, driver education, and traffic law enforcement, and developed and delivered road safety training programs in a wide range of countries.Barry is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Road Safety (ACRS) and a member-at-large on the Executive Board of the International Council of Alcohol, Drugs & Traffic Safety (ICADTS).
|Deputy Director-General Mike Stapleton - Department of Transport and Main Roads
Mike Stapleton was appointed Deputy Director-General, Customer Services, Safety and Regulation of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) in January 2016.
Mike oversees the delivery of safety, regulatory and transactional transport services for the TMR. This division is critical to our current and future transport system, managing the state’s regulation, marine, road safety and frontline services for Queenslanders.
Mike has worked in the state public transport sector in finance, general management and transport safety roles for more than 20 years delivering key road safety initiatives including Graduated Licensing, Alcohol Interlocks and immediate suspension for recidivist drink drivers, and the expansion of the Camera Detected Offence Program.
Mike holds a Bachelor of Business (Public Administration) degree, obtained from QIT in 1983 and a Master of Professional Accounting, obtained from the University of Southern Queensland in 2000.