Research Associate, Center for Design in Health
Office: Room 260, 1425 University Ave
John Bloomfield is currently involved in studies (i) exploring the relationship between sleep deprivation and alcohol and driving performance; (ii) determining the difference between perceived and actual time spent waiting at ramp meters; and (iii) determining the underlying factors involved in the stopping behavior of drivers. His recent research has included human factors aspects of automated highway systems, new technologies for driving in low-visibility conditions, use of changeable message signs, and comparing the effects of first- and second-generation antihistamines on driving performance.
Bloomfield was educated in England at the University of Hull, and the University of Nottingham, where he obtained his Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology. Since moving to the U.S., he has conducted research at Ohio State University, the University of Iowa, the Battelle Memorial Institute Human Factors Transportation Center, and the Liberty Mutual Research Center for Safety and Health.