Ilse Harms / Ministerie van IenW & Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

Verkeerspsycholoog, beleidstrekker stimuleren veilig gebruik van ADAS en rijtaak-ondersteunende apps, promovendus.

Enthusiastic traffic psychologist who bridges the gap between science and practice. I am the stream lead at the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management to stimulate the safe use of ADAS and driver assistance apps. I combine my work with my PhD research in the field of traffic psychology. 
Smart mobility - including apps, ADAS and autonomous vehicles - and human behaviour can count on my special interest. I combine knowledge with a broad (inter)national network of human factors and traffic experts to obtain results and push forwards the safe deployment of smart mobility.

My PhD research is about information along familiar routes: on what we perceive and how this affects human behaviour. I have a specific interest in the detection of driving-related information and changes in this information, specifically concerning traffic management. If you are interested in my PhD work, you can find more info here. This is also where you can subscribe if you wish to be informed when I have actually finished my PhD thesis.

Additionally, I am:

  • Chair of the board of De VerkeersGedragDag, the leading national conference for professionals within traffic psychology - from knowledge institutes, market parties and governments - where we yearly share the state of the art in our field of work (

  • Peer reviewer for the scientific journal Transportation Research Part F

  • A writer of scientific articles

  • Sharer of research results with the general public through the media, including the NOS news on TV, radio shows on e.g. Radio538 and BNR, and various newspapers

  • A lecturer on the full extent of traffic psychology through guest lectures and master classes for organisations and institutes such as DTV, PAO, NHL and HAN. 

    The most important thing of knowledge is that is shared and applied!