Dr. P.H.M.P. (Peter) Roelofsma
Peter is a cognitive psychologist who previously worked at the Free University (VU) Amsterdam and the Leeds University Business School. He joined the Center for Safety in Health Care in 2018. He is specialised in human decision making, cognitive and organisational ergonomics and naturalistic artificial intelligence.
His summarised focus of research is
- Human Judgement and Decision Making & Decision support tools
- Naturalistic Artificial Intelligence - Ambient assisted living
- Network oriented modelling, such as of behavioural interactions
- Freedom in a frame, contextual reasoning
In Health Care the human factor, both as individual and part of a team, is the main factor in patient safety. Human decision making, together with cognitive and organisational ergonomics influence individual and team performance and thus patients safety.
One interesting project we started working on, is the modelling of behavioural interactions (team performance) in dynamic, complex and critical environments such as the shockroom, ICU and operating room. Through this, we hope to identify factors that hamper or enhance team performance.
Another is to adapt the working and living environment to fit the needs of professionals (safe surroundings). This we aim to achieve with support of both technology (such as AI/AAL) and the creation of behavioural awareness, that is better adapted to the highly techno-social environment that health care has become.
A further approach we investigate, are the concepts of ‘freedom in a frame’ and ‘contextual reasoning’. These concepts are about allowing a greater degree of freedom for the health care professional to act in the best interest of the patient. Instead of rigid protocols, we aim to set up a supportive information frame in which conscious adaptations can and should be made dependent on the context. We believe that such a ‘conscious context system’ adds to the resilience of the system in preventing failures.
A further research line lies in religion and its influence on human behaviour and motivation. This links to a research line on ethical and religious cultural aspects of safety and healthcare.
- Management of Safety, Health and Environment
- Zmugg. R, Braun, A. Roelofsma, P. Thaller, W. Moeskops, L. Havemann, S. Reljic, G. & Ferring, D. (2015), Personalization of Virtual Coaching Applications using Procedural Modeling. In: Holzinger,A., Röcker, C. Helfert, M. Fred, A., O'Donoghue, J. & Ziefle, M. (2015). Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health. 37-44, ScitePress Digital Library.
- Brandenburgh, A., van Breda, W., van der Ham, W., Klein, M., Moeskops, L., & Roelofsma, P. (2014). Increasing physical and social activity through virtual coaching in an ambient environment. Active Media Technology, 487-500, Berlin: Springer Verlag.
- Roelofsma, P.H.M.P. & Kurt, S. (2013). Using multiple self theory of planner and doer as a virtual coaching framework for changing lifestyles: The role of expert, motivator and mentor coaches. Human Aspects in Ambient Intelligence,107-120, Atlantis Press
- Roelofsma, P.H.M.P., Liem, H. Companjen, F. & Klijsen, B.(2009). Building Cooperative Care Communities, Health Estate Journal 2009, 63(10), 29-35.
- Jones, P.E. and Roelofsma, P.H.M.P. (2000). The Potential for Social Contextual and Group Biases in Team Decision Making: Biases, Conditions and Psychological Mechanisms, Ergonomics, 43, 8, 1129-1152.
- Roelofsma, P.H.M.P. (1996). Anomalies in Intertemporal Choice, Acta Psychologica, 93, 1‑3, 5‑23.
Peter H.M.P. Roelofsma
- +31 15 27 86035
Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management
Room number: C1.040
Monday till Friday
Values, Technology and Innovation
Safety and Security Science
Astrid Pinzger -van Staalduinen
Design for values
Management of responsible innovation
Responsible risk management
Research methods & statistics
Safety in Marine and Aeronautical systems
Judgement and Decision Making