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Yvonne Taylor

PhD Researcher (part-time)

Room: 2.10 / LG.12
Research Group: Human Factors and Safety

PhD Topic : Shift Work and Driver Fatigue


  • 1993 - BEng (Hons) Energy Engineering, Napier University, Edinburgh
  • 1994 - MSc Biomedical Engineering Science, University of Dundee

Employment History

  • 1996-2006, Police Officer, West Yorkshire Police
  • 2006-present, Police Officer, North Yorkshire Police

Key research Interests

  • Driver Fatigue
  • Impaired Driving
  • Human Factors
  • Driver Behaviour
  • Driver Distraction
  • Driving Under the Influence of Drugs

Research Projects and Experience

  • Awarded certificate in Forensic Medicine and Science, The University of Edinburgh, 2006
  • Awarded City and Guilds certificate in Police Forensic Collision Investigation, 2008
  • Awarded certificate in The Management and Conduct of Investigations Relating to Road Deaths, 2008
  • Qualified as an instructor in Drug Influence Recognition and Field Impairment Testing, 2009
  • Qualified as a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) having undergone a course of training with the California Highway Patrol (CHP), 2011


  • Instructor in Drug Influence Recognition and Field Impairment Testing

Selected Conference Posters:

  • Taylor, Y., Merat, N., and Jamson S., (2013). Shift Work and Driver Fatigue. Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (Europe Chapter), Turin, Italy, October 2013

Selected Conference Presentations:

  • Taylor, Y., Merat, N., and Jamson S., (2013). Risks and Mitigation of Tired Driving Among Shift Workers. Brake Fit to Drive Conference, Sedgely Park, Manchester, September 2013
  • Taylor, Y., (2013). Impaired Driving. Road Safety Markings Association Annual Conference, Nottingham, November 2013
  • Taylor, Y., (2014). Sleep Deprivation in Driving. Draeger User Group Conference, March 2014
  • Taylor, Y., Merat, N., and Jamson S., (2014). Shift Work and Driver Fatigue. 5th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics, AHFE, Krakow, Poland, July 2014
  • Taylor, Y., (2015). Shift Work and Driver Fatigue. Draeger User Group Conference, March 2015

Professional Engagements:

  • Member of the Human factors and Ergonomics Society, Europe Chapter, 2013 to date

Workshops and Courses:

  • "More Safety on the Roads - New Initiatives on a European Level" seminar, Gimborn, Germany, October 2010
  • DIA CPD Spring Seminar, March 2012
  • "Legal and Illegal Drugs" seminar, Gimborn, Germany, May 2013
  • Draeger Drugtest 5000 training seminar, April 2014
  • "Road Traffic Accidents" seminar, Gimborn, Germany, October 2014
  • Drugwipe training seminar, February 2015

Updated: 02/03/15

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