Born 1950 in Romania
- 2003 – “DOKTOR DER PHILOSOPHIE”- (sociology) – University of Vienna (Austria)
- 1989 – Post- Graduate Degree “Master” in Safety and Major technological Risk – Ecole Centrale de Paris.
- 1977 – Post- Graduate Degree in Ergonomics and Organization – Academy of Social Sciences, Bucharest.
- 1973 – Master’s degree in Psychology – University of Bucharest.
Professional activities / Main areas of interest
- Senior Researcher- INRETS (French National Institute for Transport and Safety Research)- – Groupe d’Analyse du Risque routier et de sa Gouvernance (GARIG) since 1989
27 years as Researcher, mainly in the Human Sciences domains:
- Staff management (recruiting, skills, training)
- Human factors analysis in accidental events of the nuclear power plants and industrial disasters
- Safety and Risk Assessment
- Human reliability
- Psycho-Sociology in traffic safety
- Impact & Safety aspects of ITS technologies
- Psycho-Sociological model of Safety behaviors
- User needs and social acceptability of traffic technologies implementation (change of behaviors, safety aspects, side effects, workload.)
- Politics of Scientific co-operation with the Eastern countries
- Risk assessment of hazardous goods transport
- Behavior in hazardous situations, prevention of the internal conflict
- Quality of Life in mobility & traffic planning
- International surveys and workshops organization, etc.
International cooperation / Memberships
- Member in the “Traffic Safety Group” of the PROMETHEUS PRO-GEN (1990-1994);
- Expert in – Task Force “Ergonomics and Safety”- in TCT – CEMT (European
- Conference of Ministers of Transport) 2 years;
- Founder member of EUROPSY -T (European Association of Psychology applied to
- Transportation), General Secretary(3 years)
- Member of “New York Academy of Science”, U.S.A. (since 1997)
- Leader of WP3&WP4 in SAVE-consortium (4 PCRD) with the research projects on :- “User needs and public acceptance” & “Impact on Traffic Safety”.
- Leader of WP 3 in HOTEL project consortium (5 PCRD)- (2 years)
- PETICA S.: “Safety Implications of In-Vehicle Devices-Risk Assessment of In-Car Radiotelephone use” Second world Congress in ITS, Yokohama, Japan, 1995.
- PETICA S., BEKIARIS E. (Ed) et al.: “Driver needs and public acceptance of emergency control aids”. Deliverable n° 3.1, SAVE, Commission of the European Communities – R&D Program Telematics Systems in the Area of Transport, 302p August 1996.
- BEKIARIS A, PETICA S.: “Impact of SAVE system to Traffic Safety” Del.4.1, SAVE, Commission of the European Communities, 190 p. Dec.1998
- PETICA S., RISSER R.: “Prospective safety Assessment of Drivers and Vehicle Monitoring Systems – Towards a Societal Acceptability”, ITS Congress, Toronto, Nov.1999
- PETICA S.: “User’s acceptance and Societal Acceptability -Safety implication of in-vehicle devices”, in Traffic Psychology Today, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston/London/Massachusetts, 2001
- PETICA S. “Safety Impact and Social Acceptability of In – Vehicle Traffic Technologies – Artifacts and Incidences of “Monitoring” Systems Development.” -Thesis in Sociology Vienna University (Austria), 517 pg.2003
Publications at ICTCT workshops
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