Jeff Hickman, Research Scientist

Division of Freight, Transit, & Heavy Vehicle Safety, Behavioral Analysis & Applications

Dr. Jeffrey Hickman is the Leader of the Behavioral Analysis and Applications Group within the Center for Truck & Bus Safety at VTTI. He has significant experience in the design, delivery, and implementation of safety and health improvement interventions using behavior-based and person-based psychology and human factors applications. His primary areas of research include community-wide (large-scale) applications of behavior-based safety, self-management, and organizational culture change techniques. His research also includes assessments of driver behavior, fatigue, work/rest cycles, driver distraction, and connected and automated trucks. Dr. Hickman's research has informed national and state policy on hours-of-service and electronic device use in trucking. Although specializing in commercial motor vehicle safety, Dr. Hickman's research interests are broadly defined as occupational health and safety. He has been the PI, Co-PI, or Project Manager for 55 research projects (totaling over $38 million). Dr. Hickman has delivered more than 120 professional presentations and published over 90 peer-reviewed publications and technical reports.