Dr Cris Burgess
Senior Lecturer/Director of Education for Psychology

External responsibilities

Administrative responsibilities

Director of Education, Psychology (Since 2014)
Deputy Director of Education, Psychology (2009-2014)
Education Manager, Undergraduate Psychology (since 2009)
Programme Director, BSc (Hons) Psychology (since 2008)
Programme Director, BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology (Clinical) (2012-2013)
Programme Director, MSc Psychological Research Methods (2007-2010)
Chair, Psychology Undergraduate Board of Examiners and Academic Exams & Assessment Officer (2006-2012)
Chair, Psychology Research Ethics Committee (since 2005)
College Lead for Technology-Enhanced Learning (since 2010)
Member - University Ethics Committee (since 2006)
Member - University Online Coursework Management Board (since 2011)
Member - University Education Strategy Forum (since 2005)
Member - VLE Management Group (since 2010)
External Examiner, School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, University of Edinburgh (since 2013)

Committee/panel activities

Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy
External Panel Member, Periodic Subject Review (Psychology), University of Essex
External Panel Member, Periodic Subject Review ()Psychology), University of Sheffield
External Examiner (Psychology), School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences, University of Edinburgh
Academic Lead (RIDE), Strategic Development Board, National Driving Offender Retraining Schemes (NDORS – supported by the Association of Chief Police Officers, ACPO).
Fellow, Association of Industrial Road Safety Officers (AIRSO).
Advisor to Road Safety Division, Department for Transport.
Consultant to Marketing Division, Department for Transport
Advisor to and Peer Reviewer for Driving Standards Agency
Advisor to Association of Chief Police Officers – Roads Policing (ACPO-RP) Committee.
Advisor to Steering Group, Driver Training Industry Board (GoSkills).
Advisor to Scottish Association of Chief Police Officers Central Traffic Committee.
Advisor to Parliamentary Advisory Committee on Transport Safety.
Advisor to Defence Road Safety Committee (Defence Logistics Organisation).
Advisor to Devon & Cornwall Police Driver Training faculty.
Advisor to and member of Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service’s Senior Management Group and Occupational Road Risk Group.
Research peer reviewer, Transport Research Laboratory, Crowthorne, Berks.
Research peer reviewer, Office of the Chief Scientist, Edinburgh, Scotland.

A keen driver and experienced motorcyclist, I have also been called upon to advise a variety of local authorities and blue-light services nationally on aspects of road safety, particularly relating to car and motorcycle offender behaviour, education and training, as well as advising central and local government, and commercial advertising/marketing organisations on road safety-related campaigns.

Other

Publications
Burgess, C.N.W. (book in preparation) Reducing motorcycle casualties. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate Publishing.
Burgess, C.N.W. (in preparation). A social identity approach to traffic offending: field studies with UK uniformed services.
Burgess, C.N.W. & Jurasek, M. (in preparation). Cross-situational consistency of rule-breaking behaviour: the relationship between traffic violations, criminal behaviour and sensitivity to punishment and reward.
Burgess, C.N.W. (2010). Human factors in road traffic offences. In M. Dréan-Rivette & M. Herzog-Evans (Eds.) Transnational Handbook of Criminology. Nijmegen, Netherlands: Wolf Legal Publishing.
Burgess, C.N.W. (2010) An interim evaluation of the UK RIDE motorcycle offender scheme. In L.Dorn (Ed) Driver Behaviour and Training Volume IV. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate Publishing.
Burgess, C.N.W. & Webley, P. (1999) Evaluating the effectiveness of the UK’s National Driver Improvement Scheme. Behavioural Research in Road Safety IX, Transport Research Laboratory, Crowthorne, Berks.
Burgess, C.N.W. & Webley, P. (1998) The wilful traffic offender profile and its implications for education and training. Behavioural Research in Road Safety VIII, Transport Research Laboratory, Crowthorne, Berks.

Selected conference presentations
Burgess, C.N.W. (2013) Why do people drive in the way they do? Invited speaker, Association of Professional Driving Instructors (South West) conference, Plymouth, 20th May 2013.
Burgess, C.N.W. (2012) Reducing motorcycling casualties – how can we achieve it? National Motorcycle Conference (Association of Industrial Road Safety Officers), Hinckley, Leics, UK, 31st August 2012.
Burgess, C.N.W. (2012) Evaluation of the UK RIDE motorcycle offender scheme. Paper (oral presentation) accepted for 4th International Conference on Applied Human Factor and Ergonomics (Human Factors in Transportation), San Francisco, US, 21st-25th July 2012.
Burgess, C.N.W. (2011) Evaluation of the UK RIDE motorcycle offender scheme. 5th International Conference on Driver Behaviour & Training, Paris, France. 29th-30th November 2011.
Burgess, C.N.W. (2010) Why do people drive in the way they do? Invited speaker, Motor Schools Association 75th Anniversary conference, Solihull, 20th March 2010.
Burgess, C.N.W. (2009) An interim evaluation of the UK RIDE motorcycle offender scheme. Paper presented at 4th International Conference on Driver Behaviour & Training, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. 24th-26th November 2009.
Burgess, C.N.W. (2008) Why do people drive in the way they do? Invited speaker, Road Safety Expo, QEII Conference Centre, London, 1st December 2008.
Burgess, C.N.W. (2008) Driving in uniform – the effects of social identity in the Armed Forces. Association of Industrial Road Safety Officers Blue Light conference, Hinckley, UK, 28th August, 2008.
Burgess, C.N.W. (2007) Social identity effects in UK Armed Forces drivers. Paper presented at 3rd International Conference on Driver Behaviour & Training, Dublin, Eire. 11-13th November 2007.
Burgess, C.N.W. (2007) Why do people drive in the way they do? A social psychological perspective. Association of Industrial Road Safety Officers Road Safety Conference Wales, Cardiff, July 2007.
Burgess, C.N.W. (2006). Stages of change and catastrophe theory: an integrated approach to traffic offender treatment? Transport Research Institute, Napier University, November 2006.
Burgess, C.N.W. (2006). The role of the uniform in driving behaviour. British Army Master Driver Convention. Grantham, Lincs. 16th/17th Nov 2006.
Burgess, C.N.W. (2006). Further development of the Readiness to Reduce Speeding and Usual Speed (RRS) questionnaire in the context of a brief anti-speeding intervention. Paper presented at the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP) 26th Congress. Athens, Greece, 16-21 July 2006.
Burgess, C.N.W. (2006). Motorcycle offender re-education – the way forward. RoSPA Congress, Blackpool, Lancs. February 2006.
Burgess, C.N.W. (2005). Motorcycle Offender Re-Education: Injury reduction or recidivism prevention? Paper presented at the 2nd International Conference on Driver Behaviour & Training. Edinburgh, UK, 15-17 November, 2005.
Burgess, C.N.W. (2005) Offender re-education: jack of all trades - master of any? Association of Industrial Road Safety Officers 40th Anniversary Lecture. Exeter, UK, July, 2005.
Burgess, C.N.W. (2004) Inside the head in the helmet. Institute of Advanced Motorists’ National Motorcycle Conference, Wolverhampton, UK, 8 May, 2004.
Burgess, C.N.W. (2003) Why do people drive in the way they do? Institute of Advanced Motorists’ annual National Conference, Birmingham, UK, 4 October 2003.
Burgess, C.N.W. (2003) Speeding and the traffic offender: a psychological perspective. Institute of Highways and Transportation conference, Exeter, UK, 6 March, 2003.
Burgess, C.N.W. (2002) Is personality a factor in traffic violating? Institute of Road Safety Officers conference, Exeter, UK, 30 October 2002.
Burgess, C.N.W. (2002) Why do people drive in the way they do? A social psychological perspective. Association of Industrial Road Safety Officers Blue Light conference, Jaguar Cars, Birmingham, UK, 29 August, 2002.

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