School of Aviation

Mike Regan

Professor Mike Regan

Prof. Mike Regan

BSc (Hons), PhD (Australian National University)

Professor

 
 Room Number:  OMB 213
 Office:  UNSW Aviation, The University of NSW, Sydney NSW 2052
 Phone:  9385-7183
 Fax:  9385-6637
 Email:  m.regan(at)unsw.edu.au

Professor Mike Regan is an applied experimental psychologist, with more than 20 years experience in transportation human factors and ergonomic research and practice. He holds a joint appointment between TARS and the School of Aviation, specializing in road and aviation safety.

Between April 2007 and October 2011, Mike was a Research Director with the French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Development and Networks (IFSTTAR) in Lyon, France, and was until November 2011 the Adjunct Professor for Vehicle Safety with Chalmers University in Gothenburg, Sweden. Between 1997 and 2007 he was a Senior Research Fellow at the Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC), in Melbourne, Australia, where he managed the Human Factors and Simulation Group. Prior to that he was the Manager-Road User Behaviour in the Road Safety Department at VicRoads, in Melbourne, and before that a Research Scientist with the Australian Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) Aeronautical Research Laboratory.

Mike's current research interests include driver distraction and inattention, human interaction with intelligent transport systems, naturalistic driving studies, field operational testing of advanced driver assistance systems, driver interaction with electric vehicles, young driver and passenger training and human-in-the-loop simulation. He is the author and co-author of more than 200 published documents, including the first book on driver distraction, and sits on the Editorial Boards of 5 peer-reviewed journals, including Human Factors.

Mike sits on two national and one international human factors Standards Committees, has been a member of various expert groups and project Advisory Committees, and has given more than 100 invited presentations. He has provided information and technical advice to State, Federal and international Government road safety-related agencies, to Parliamentary road safety inquiries, to the automotive industry, to lobby groups, to peak professional bodies, and to the Victorian State Coroner.

Mike has received several awards for his research, and for that of his research teams, including the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia (HFESA) Ron Cumming Memorial Medal. In 2011, Mike was elected President Elect of the HFESA, and will become it's next President in 2013.

Mike's publications for the last 5 years

Books

  • Regan, M.A., Lee, J. D & Victor, T. (Eds) (2012). Driver Distraction and Inattention: Advances in Research and Countermeasures. England, UK: Ashgate (In Press).
  • Regan, M.A., Lee, J.D. & Young, K.L. (Eds) (2009). Driver Distraction: Theory, Effects and Mitigation. Florida, USA: CRC Press (34 chapters).

Journal Articles - Peer reviewed (published/in press

  • Hallett, Lambert, A & Regan, M.A. (2012) Text messaging amongst New Zealand drivers: prevalence, risk perception and legislation. (Transportation Research-Part F) (In Press).
  • Regan, M.A., Hallet, C, & Gordon, C (2011). Driver Distraction and Driver Inattention: Definition, Relationship, and Taxonomy. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 43, pp. 1771-1781.
  • Hallett, C., Lambert, A., & Regan, M. A. (2011) Cell phone conversing while driving in New Zealand: Prevalence, risk perception and legislation. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 43, pp. 862-869
  • Salmon, P. M., Young, K. L., Regan, M. (2010) Distraction 'on the buses': a novel framework of ergonomics methods for identifying sources and effects of bus driver distraction. Applied Ergonomics, 42, pp. 602-610.
  • Regan, M.A. & Richardson, J.H. (2009). Planning and implementing Field Operational Tests of Intelligent Transport Systems: a Checklist derived from the EC FESTA project. IET Intelligent Transport Systems, Vol 3 (2), pp 168-184.
  • Young, K. L., Regan, M.A., Triggs, T.J., and Jontof-Hutter, K. (2009). Intelligent Speed Adaptation: Effects on experienced and inexperienced drivers' behaviour and acceptability. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 42(3), pp 935-943.
  • Hosking, S.G, Young, K.L, and Regan, M.A. (2009). The effects of text-messaging on young drivers. Human Factors, Vol 51 (4), 582-592.
  • Young, K.L., Regan, M.A., Triggs, T.J., Stephan, K, Mitsopoulos, E, & Tomasevic, N. (2008). Field Operational Test of a Seatbelt Reminder System: Effects on Driver Behaviour and Acceptance, Transportation Research, Part F, Traffic Behaviour and Psychology, 11, 434-444.
  • Lenne, M.G., Mulvihill, C., Triggs, T.J., Regan, M.A. & Corben, B.F. (2008). In-vehicle technology to improve the safety of driver interactions with emergency vehicles. Human Factors, 50 (1), 135-144.
  • Salmon, P. M, Regan, M., Lenne, M. G., Stanton, N. & Young, K. (2007). Work domain analysis and intelligent transport systems: Implications for vehicle design. International Journal of Vehicle Design: Special Issue of Human Factors and Vehicle Design, 45 (3), pp 426-448.
  • Young, K.L., & Regan, M.A. (2007). Use of manual speed alerting and cruise control devices by car drivers. Safety Science, 45, 473-485.
  • Young, K.L., Regan, M.A., Triggs, T.J., Tomasevic, N., Stephan, K., & Mitsopoulos, E. (2007). Impact on Car Driving Performance of a Following Distance Warning System: Findings from the Australian Transport Accident Commission SafeCar Project. Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems, Technology, Planning, and Operations, Volume 11, Issue 3, 121-131.
  • Regan, M.A., Young, K., Triggs, T., Tomasevic, N., Mitsopoulos, E., Tierney, p., Healy, d., Connelly, K and Tingvall, C. (2007). Effects on driving performance of In-Vehicle Intelligent Transport Systems: Final Results of the Australian TAC SafeCar Project. Journal of the Australasian College of Road Safety, 18, (1), 23-30.
  • Regan, M., Stephan, K., Mitsopoulos, E., Triggs, T., Young, K. & Tomasevic, N. (2007). The effect on driver workload, attitudes and acceptability of in-vehicle Intelligent Transport Systems : Selected results from the TAC SafeCar project. Journal of the Australasian College of Road Safety, 18, (1), 30-36.
  • Horberry, T., Regan, M.A and Toukhsati, S.R. (2007). Airport ramp safety and intelligent transport systems. IET Intelligent Transport Systems, 1 (4), 234-240.

Book Chapters - Peer reviewed

  • Horberry, T & Regan, M.A. & Edquist, J. (2011). Driver distraction from roadside advertising: the clash of road safety evidence, highway authority guidelines and commercial advertising pressure. In Regan, M.A., Lee, J. D % Victor, T. (2012). Driver distraction and inattention: Advances in Research and Countermeasures, Volume 1. England, Ashgate (In Press).
  • Gordon, C. & Regan, M.A. (2011). Distraction and inattention and their role in crashes and Critical Events. In Regan, M.A., Lee, J.D. & Victor, T. (2012). Driver distraction and inattention: Advances in Research and Countermeasures, Volume 1. England, UK: Ashgate (In Press).
  • Regan, M.A., Victor, T.W., & Lee, J.D. (2012) Concluding Comments. In Regan, M.A., Lee, J.D. & Victor, T. Driver distraction and inattention: Advances in Research and Countermeasures, Volume 1. England, Ashgate (In Press).
  • Regan, M.A., & Hallett, C. (2011). Driver distraction and driver inattention: Definitions, Mechanisms, Effects and Mitigation. In Porter, B. (Ed). Handbook of Traffic Psychology.: Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsever. (Chapter 20) pp 275-286
  • Young, K.L., & Regan, M.A. (2102) Defining the relationship between behavioural adaptation and driver distraction. In Rudin-Brown, M. & Jamson, S. (2011). "Behavioural Adaptation and Road Safety: Theory, Evidence and Action" Florida, USA: CRC Press (In press).
  • Regan, M.A., Young, K L. and Lee, J.D. (2008). Introduction. In Regan, M.A., Lee, J.D. & Young, K. (Eds) (2008). Driver distraction: Theory, Effects and Mitigation. Florida, USA: CRC Press (Chapter 1).
  • Lee, J.D, Young, K L. and Regan, M.A. (2008). Defining Driver Distraction. In Regan, M.A., Lee, J.D. & Young, K. (Eds) (2008). Driver distraction: Theory, Effects and Mitigation. Florida, USA: CRC Press (Chapter 3).
  • Lee, J.D, Regan, M.A. and Young, K.L (2008). What drives distraction? Driver distraction as a breakdown of multi-level control. In Regan, M.A., Lee, J.D. & Young, K. (Eds) (2008). Driver distraction: Theory, Effects and Mitigation. Florida, USA: CRC Press (Chapter 4).
  • Young, K.L, Regan, M.A. and Lee, J.D (2008). Measuring the Effects of Driver Distraction: Direct Driving Performance Methods and Measures. In Regan, M.A., Lee, J.D. & Young, K. (Eds) (2008). Driver distraction: Theory, Effects and Mitigation. Florida, USA: CRC Press (Chapter 7).
  • Bayly, M., Regan, M.A. and Young, K. (2008). Sources of distraction inside the vehicle and their effects on driving performance. In Regan, M.A., Lee, J.D. & Young, K. (Eds) (2008). Driver distraction: Theory, Effects and Mitigation. Florida, USA: CRC Press (Chapter 12).
  • Salmon, P., Young, K L. and Regan, M.A. (2008). Distraction and public transport: a case study of bus driver distraction. In Regan, M.A., Lee, J.D. & Young, K. (Eds) (2008). Driver distraction: Theory, Effects and Mitigation. Florida, USA: CRC Press (Chapter 14).
  • Regan, M.A., Young, K L, Lee, J.D. and Gordon, C. (2008) Sources of driver distraction. In Regan, M.A., Lee, J.D. & Young, K. (Eds) (2008). Driver distraction: Theory, Effects and Mitigation. Florida, USA: CRC Press (Chapter 15).
  • Young, K L. and Regan, M.A. (2008). Driver distraction exposure research: A summary of findings. In Regan, M.A., Lee, J.D. & Young, K. (Eds) (2008). Driver distraction: Theory, Effects and Mitigation. Florida, USA: CRC Press (Chapter 18).
  • Young, K.L, Regan, M.A. and Lee, J.D (2008). Factors moderating the impact of distraction on driving performance and safety. In Regan, M.A., Lee, J.D. & Young, K. (Eds) (2008). Driver distraction: Theory, Effects and Mitigation. Florida, USA: CRC Press (Chapter 19).
  • Regan, M.A., Young, K L. and Lee, J.D. (2008). Driver distraction injury prevention countermeasures: Part 1 - Data collection, legislation and enforcement, vehicle fleet management and driver licensing. In Regan, M.A., Lee, J.D. & Young, K. (Eds) (2008). Driver distraction: Theory, Effects and Mitigation. Florida, USA: CRC Press (Chapter 30)
  • Regan, M.A., Lee, J.D. and Young, K L. (2008). Driver distraction injury prevention countermeasures: Part 2 - Education and training. In Regan, M.A., Lee, J.D. & Young, K. (Eds) (2008). Driver distraction: Theory, Effects and Mitigation. Florida, USA: CRC Press (Chapter 31).
  • Regan, M.A., Victor, T., Lee, J.D. and Young, K L. (2008). Driver distraction injury prevention countermeasures: Part 3 - Vehicle and technology design and road design. In Regan, M.A., Lee, J.D. & Young, K. (Eds) (2008). Driver distraction: Theory, Effects and Mitigation. Florida, USA: CRC Press (Chapter 32).
  • Regan, M.A., Young, K L. and Lee, J.D. (2008). Conclusions. In Regan, M.A., Lee, J.D. & Young, K. (Eds) (2008). Driver distraction: Theory, Effects and Mitigation. Florida, USA: CRC Press (Chapter 34).

Edited proceedings

  • Regan, M.A. (2010). Driver Distraction: Definition, Mechanisms, Effects and Mitigation. In the proceedings of the French expert Inquiry on driving and mobile phone use. Centre Expertise Collective INSERM: Paris, France, pp 237 - 257
  • Regan, M.A. & Victor, T. (Eds) (2011). Electronic Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Driver Distraction and Inattention, Gothenburg, Sweden, 5-7 September 2011. (www.chalmers.se/ddi2011)
  • Regan, M.A. & Victor, T. (Eds) (2009). Electronic Proceedings of the First International Conference on Driver Distraction and Inattention, Gothenburg, Sweden, 28-29 September 2009. (www.chalmers.se/safer/driverdistraction-en)
  • Faulks, I.J., Regan, M., Stevenson, M., Brown, J., Porter, A. & Irwin, J.D. (Eds.) (2007). Distracted driving. Proceedings of an international conference on distracted driving, Sydney, Australia, 2-3 June 2005. (Republication of STAYSAFE 67, 2006). Canberra, ACT: Australasian College of Road Safety.

Conference Papers - Peer reviewed

  • Hallett, C., Regan, M. A., & Bruyas, M-P. (2011). Development and Validation of a Driver Distraction Impact Assessment Test. In the electronic proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Driver Distraction and Inattention, Gothenburg, Sweden, 5-7 September.
  • Luke, T., Pitsopoulos, J., Pitsopoulos, C., Regan, M. & Heavisides, J. (2011). Distraction versus Communication: The Mobile Phone Challenge in the GB Rail Industry. In proceedings of the 9th World Congress on Railway Research, Lille, France, May 22 to May 26.
  • Benmimoun, A., Benmimoun M., Regan M.A, van Noort, M. & Wilmink I. (2010). Challenges in analysing data from multiple Field Operational Tests of ADAS technologies: the euroFOT experience. In proceedings of 3rd Transport Research Arena (TRA), Brussels, Belgium, 7 -10 June 2010.
  • Horberry, T & Regan, M.A. (2009). Driver distraction from roadside advertising: the clash of road safety evidence, highway authority guidelines and commercial advertising pressure. In the proceedings of the First International Conference on Driver Distraction and Inattention, Gothenburg, Sweden, 28-29 September.
  • Mitsopoulos-Rubens, E., Triggs, T., & Regan, M. (2009). Comparing the gap acceptance and turn time patterns of novice with experienced drivers for turns across traffic. Proceedings of Driver Assessment 2009 - 5th International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training, and Vehicle Design, Big Sky Resort, Big Sky, Montana USA June 22-26, 2009.
  • Young, K.L., Salmon, P., and Regan, M. (2007). Driver distraction in public transport. In the Proceedings of the 2007 Australasian Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 17-19 October, 2007.
  • Regan, M., Triggs, T., Mitsopoulos-Rubens, E., Symmons, M., & Tomasevic, N. (2007). Driving simulator evaluation of a vehicle rear-mounted heavy braking light with and without distraction. Proceedings of the 4th International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design. Stevenson, Washington, USA, July 9-12.
  • Mitsopoulos-Rubens, E., Triggs, T., & Regan, M. (2007). Examining young novice driver headway choice in a simulated car following task. Proceedings of Driver Assessment 2007 - 4th International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training, and Vehicle Design, Stevenson, Washington, USA, July 9-12, 2007.

Reports Published by other agencies - Peer reviewed

  • Pitsopoulos, J., Pitsopoulos, C. & Regan, M.A. (2010). Development of a train driver education programme on mobile phone risk (Project T-904). Human Factors Risk Management Ltd Client Report. Prepared for the UK Rail Standards and Safety Board. HFRM; London, England.

MUARC client reports - Non peer reviewed

  • Hosking, S., Liu, C., Mulvihill, C., Bayly, M., Murdoch, C., Haworth, N., & Regan, M. (2008). Hazard Perception and Responding by Experienced and Inexperienced Motorcyclists: Stage 2. Monash University Accident Research Centre Client Report. Prepared for VicRoads. Melbourne, Australia: MUARC.
  • Young, K., Edquist, J., & Regan, M. (2007). Driver distraction: effects on driving performance and safety. Monash University Accident Research Centre Client Report. Prepared for State Transit Authority of NSW. MUARC: Melbourne, Australia.

European commission reports (Peer-reviewed)

  • Phan, V., Regan, M.A., Leden. L., Mattson, M., Minton, R., Chattington, M., Basacik, D., Pittman, M., Baldanzini, N., Vlahogianni, E., Yannis, G., & Golias, J. (2010). Rider/driver behaviours and road safety for PTW. Report for European Commission. Deliverable 1 of Work Package 1 of 2-Wheeler Behaviour and Safety (2-BE-SAFE) project. Brussels: European Commission.
  • Baldanzini, N., Huth, V., Regan, M., Spyropoulou, I., Eliou, N., Lemonakis, P., Galanis, A. (2010) Literature review of data analysis for naturalistic driving study. Report for European Commission. Deliverable 4 of Work Package 2 of 2-Wheeler Behaviour and Safety (2-BE-SAFE) project. Brussels: European Commission.
  • Spyropoulou, I., Yannis, G., Golias, J., Basacik, D., Chattington, M., Weare, A., Eliou, N., Lemonakis, P., Galanis, T., Karamberopoulos, D., Huth, V., Baldanzini, N., Chavez, B., Krishnakumar, R., & Regan. M(2010) Design of a naturalistic riding study - Implementation Plan. Report for European Commission. Deliverable 5 of Work Package 2 of 2-Wheeler Behaviour and Safety (2-BE-SAFE) project. Brussels: European Commission.
  • Golias, J., Yannis, G., Vlahogianni, E., Spyropoulou, I., Phan, V., Regan, M., Saleh, P., Winkelbauer, M., Voelker, T., Brandstaetter, C., Hegewald, A., Diez, J., Leden, L., Chattington, M. and Basacik, D. (2009). Risk factors of Powered-Two-Wheelers Safety: State-of-the-Art Report. Report for European Commission 2-Wheeler Behaviour and Safety Project, (2-BE-SAFE) project. Brussels: European Commission.
  • Jamson, S., Chorlton, K., Gelau, C., Schindhelm, R., Johansson, E., Sofi Karlsson, A., Metz, B., Tadei, R., Benmimoun, M., Val, C., Regan, M., Wilschut, E. & Brouwer, R. (2009). Experimental procedures. Report for European Commission. Deliverable 4.2 of European Large-Scale Field Operational Test on Active Safety Systems (euroFOT) project. Brussels: European Commission.
  • Barnard, Y., Mononen, P., Rama, P., Luoma, J., Andreone, L., Gasser, T. M., Gelau, C., Regan, M., Richardson, J., Carsten, O. and De Kievit, M. (2008). FOT requirements, legal aspects, planning and development. Report for European Commission. Deliverable D6.3 of Field Operation Test Support Action (FESTA) project. Brussels: European Commission.
  • Kircher, K., Gelau, C., Vierkotter, M., Rakic, M., Bärgman, J., Kotiranta, R., Victor, T., Regan, M., Saad, F., Engel, R., Page, Y., Rognin, L., Brouwer, R., Feenstra, P., Hogema, J., Malone, K. and Minett, C. (2008). A Comprehensive Framework of Performance Indicators and their Interaction. Report for European Commission. Deliverable 2.1 of Field Operation Test Support Action (FESTA) project. Brussels: European Commission.
  • Regan, M., Richardson, J., Anttila, V., Flament, M., Franzen, S., Gasser, T., Gelau, C., Hjalmdahl, M., Kircher, K., Lassarre, S., Mononen, P., Rama, P., Saad, F. and Schindhelm, R. (2008). Planning and Running a Field Operational Test: FOT Implementation Plan. Report for European Commission. Deliverable 2.5 of Field Operation Test Support Action (FESTA) project. Brussels: European Commission.
  • Regan, M. A., Lintern, G., Hutchinson, R. and Turetschek, C. (2009). Using Cognitive Work Analysis to derive recommendations for improving motorcycle and scooter riding safety. Report for European Commission. Deliverable 5 of Work Package 2 of 2-Wheeler Behaviour and Safety (2-BE-SAFE) project. Brussels: European Commission.
  • Regan, M.A. & Richardson, J. (2007). Planning and Running a Field Operational Test. FESTA Handbook (Chapter 2). Brussels: European Commission.

Journal Articles - Non-peer reviewed

  • Regan, M.A. (2010). Driver distraction: In perspective. Vision Zero International. January, 2010. pp 4-12 Ukip Surrey, UK: Media and Events Ltd.

Conference Papers - Non peer reviewed

  • Regan, M.A., Aust Ljung, M., Benmimoun, M., & Schindhelm, R. (2011). Disentangling the effects of bundled system functions in Field Operational Tests: Recommendations from the euroFOT project. In the proceedings of the 8th European ITS Congress, Lyon, France, 6-9 June.
  • Benmimoun M., Benmimoun, A., Regan M.A , van Noort, M., & Wilmink I. (2010). Challenges in analysing data from a Field Operational Test of advanced driver assistance systems: the euroFOT experience. 3rd Transport Research Arena (TRA), Brussels, Belgium, 7 -10 June 2010. .
  • Bayly, M., Hosking, S., and Regan, M (2007). Intelligent transport systems and motorcycle safety. In the proceedings of the 20th Enhanced Safety of Vehicles Confrerence, Lyon, France, 18-20 June. (Paper Accepted).
  • Regan et al., (2007). Effects on driving performance of long-term exposure to a seatbelt reminder system: findings from the Australian TAC SafeCar project. In the proceedings of the 20th Enhanced safety of vehicles Confrerence, Lyon, France, 18 -20 June.
  • Regan, M., A., Triggs, T.J., Mitsopoulos, E., and Symmons, M. (2007). Driving simulator evaluation of vehicle rear-mounted heavy braking light with and without distraction. In the proceedings of the 4th International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assesssment, Training and vehicle Design. 9-12 July, Skamania Lodge, Stevenson, WA, USA. (Accepted paper and poster).