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Cyriel Diels

Senior Lecturer, Human Factors, Center of Mobility and Transport at University of Coventary


Dr. Cyriel Diels has a background in Psychology and Human Factors. Following his degree in experimental psychology at Utrecht University, his doctoral studies investigated self-motion perception and negative side effects associated with simulated and virtual environments at Loughborough University. Since then, he has worked in the field of driver behaviour and performance at the Transport Research Laboratory for a range of clients including Department for Transport, Highways Agency, European Commission, and various commercial organisations. Since 2009, he has been acting as the UK representative and chair of the national shadow committee of ISO Working Group 8 on in-vehicle Human Machine Interfaces. Following on from this he joined Jaguar Land Rover where he worked as a Human Factors specialist within advanced product development and research. In 2012, he started his current position as senior lecturer in Human Factors at the Industrial Design department with a particular focus on automotive and transport design.