Adj/Prof Mike Regan

Mike Regan

PhD, Australian National University, 1992
BSc(Hons), Australian National University, 1982


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, can be found here.