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
  • Health System Management
  • Management of Safety, Health and Environment
  • Van Ments, L., Treur, J., Klein, J., Roelofsma, P.H.M.P.: A Second-Order Adaptive Network Model for Shared Mental Models in Hospital Teamwork. In: Nguyen, N.T., et al. (eds.), Proc. of the 13th International Conference on Computational Collective Intelligence, ICCCI'21. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Springer Nature (2021).
  • 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.
  • Roelofsma, P.H.M.P., Mart van der Steeg, Tom Grimbergen, Manfred van der Vlies. (2007). The Quality of Safety Organisation in Radiology. Journal of Applied Occupational Sciences, 20, 8-19. 
  • 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

Senior Researcher

Values, Technology and Innovation

Safety and Security Science

Astrid Pinzger -van Staalduinen

Research interests: 
Design for values
Management of responsible innovation
Responsible risk management
Research methods & statistics
Safety in Marine and Aeronautical systems
Judgement and Decision Making

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