Naomi Dunn, Senior Research Associate

Center for Vulnerable Road User Safety: Impaired Driving Research, Evaluation, and Analysis

Naomi Dunn is a Senior Research Associate in the Impaired Driving Research, Evaluation, and Analysis group with CVRUS at VTTI. She joined VTTI in 2012 from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, where she received her Ph.D. in Human Factors. She has amassed significant research experience on a variety of different safety-related projects over the last 10 plus years in areas ranging from beach safety and mining safety to rail safety and road safety. Her primary areas of interest are crash causation, and human behavior and performance, particularly related to states of reduced alertness (such as fatigue, distraction, monotony/boredom). Since joining VTTI, Dr. Dunn has worked with several large-scale naturalistic driving data sets, including the SHRP2 NDS. She has demonstrated skills in all aspects of the research process including experimental design; developing and writing proposals; literature reviews; simulator work; survey design; data analysis and interpretation; and publication and communication of research findings. She has authored a number of scientific publications and has presented at both national and international conferences. Dr. Dunn has served as PI and Co-PI on a wide range of research projects sponsored by AAA-FTS, FRA, FMCSA, FHWA, and NSTSCE. She also currently serves as a reviewer for Accident Analysis & Prevention, Journal of Safety Research, Journal of Transport & Health, and Applied Ergonomics.