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Professor of Human Factors, Research Centre for Integrated Transport Innovation, UNSW

Dr Michael Regan is Professor of Human Factors in the Research Centre for Integrated Transport Innovation (rCITI) at the University of New South Wales, in Sydney, Australia.

He is a Psychologist and Human Factors specialist with more than 20 years’ experience as a transport safety researcher - in Australia, Europe and the US. He has spent much of his career researching driver distraction and inattention, and driver interaction with automated vehicles.

Michael is the author/co-author of around 250 published research documents, 180 of them peer-reviewed, including three books – two of them on driver distraction and inattention and the other on driver acceptance of vehicle automation.


  • 2015–2018
    Chief Scientist-Human Factors, Australian Road Research Board
  • 2018–2018
    Professor-Human Factors, University of New South Wales
  • 2011–2014
    Professor - Transport and Road Safety, University of New South Wales


25th President of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia