University of Calgary

Jeff K. Caird

  • Professor


Cognitive Ergonomics Research Laboratory (CERL), Administration 67

The Healthcare Human Factors and Simulation Laboratory (HHFSL) is in the W21C Research and Innovation Centre, which is affiliated with the O'Brien Institute of Public Health in the Cumming School of Medicine.

Potential Students

Exceptional undergraduate and graduate students who have taken Psych 425: Human Factors or a similar course may request to work on projects to gain research experience or apply to study for honours and advanced degrees. The research goals of my laboratories are to design devices, environments and systems that reduce injuries and fatalities and improve the quality of life. Student alumni work in Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, government organizations and universities.

Selected Publications

Edited Books:


Fisher, D.L., Caird, J.K., Horrey, W., & Trick L. (Eds.). (2017). The Handbook of Teen and Novice Drivers: Research, Practice, Policy and Directions. Boca Raton, FL:  CRC Press.


Fisher, D.L., Rizzo, M., Caird, J.K., & Lee, J.D. (Eds). (2011). Handbook of Driving Simulation for Engineering, Medicine, and Psychology.  Boca Raton, FL:  CRC Press.


Selected Publications


Hancock, P.A., Kajaks, T., Caird, J.K., Chignell, M.H., Mizobuchi, S., Burns, P.C., Feng, J., Fernie, G.R., Lavalliére, M., Noy, I.Y., Redelmeier, D.A., & Vrkljan, B.V. (2020) Challenges to human drivers in increasingly automated vehicles. Human Factors.


Simmons, S., Caird, J.K., Ta, A., Sterzer, F., & Hagel, B. (2020). Plight of the distracted pedestrian: A research synthesis and meta-analysis of mobile phone use on crossing behaviour. Injury Prevention, 26, 170–176.


Hallihan, G., Caird, J.K., Blanchard, I., Wiley, K., Martel, J., Wilkins, M., Thorkelson, B., Plato, M., & Lazarenko, G. (2019). The evaluation of an ambulance rear compartment using patient simulation: Issues of safety and efficiency during patient care delivery. Applied Ergonomics, 81, 102872.


Caird, J.K., Simmons, S., Wiley, K., Johnston, K., & Horrey, W. (2018). Does talking on a cell phone, with a passenger or dialing affect driving performance? An updated systematic review and meta-analysis of experimental studies. Human Factors, 60(1), 101–133.


Mian, J., & Caird, J.K. (2018). The effects of speed and orientation on recognition judgments of retro-reflectively clothed pedestrians at night. Transportation Research: Part F, 56, 185–199.


Baers, J.H., Wiley, K., Davies, J.M., Caird, J.K., Hallihan, G., & Conly, J. (2018). A health system’s preparedness for the ‘Next Ebola’. Ergonomics in Design, 24–28.


Simmons, S., Caird, J.K., & Steel, P. (2017). A meta-analysis of in-vehicle and nomadic voice recognition system interaction and driving performance. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 106, 31–43.


Simmons, S., Hicks, A. & Caird, J.K. (2016). Safety-critical events associated with cell phone tasks measured through naturalistic driving studies: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 87, 161–169.



Kramer, C., Wilkins, M., Caird, J.K., Davies, J.M., & Hallihan, G. (2015). Does the sex of a simulated patient affect CPR? Resuscitation, 86, 82–87.


Caird, J.K., Johnston, K., Willness, C., Asbridge, M., & Steel, P. (2014). A meta-analysis of the effects of texting on driving. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 71, 311–318.


  • PhD
    University of Minnesota, 1994
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