Professor Nick Reed
TRL Academy Director
Nick joined the Human Factors and Simulation group at TRL in January 2004, following post-doctoral work in visual perception at the University of Oxford. In 2014, Nick became director of TRL’s Academy, co-ordinating scientific activities across the business. He has led a wide variety of research studies using the full mission, high fidelity car and truck simulators with a number of published articles, conference papers, and appearances in national and international media. Nick also championed work in the area of vehicle automation at TRL, culminating in technical leadership of the GATEway (Greenwich Automated Transport Environment) project – a flagship UK Government project to investigate the implications of the introduction of automated vehicles in the urban environment. In 2015, he was awarded a visiting professorship in the Engineering and Physical Sciences faculty at the University of Surrey and is a chartered psychologist and chartered scientist.