Gabriella Eriksson

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow, Management Division

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Staff, Early Career Researcher, Research Centres, Centre for Decision Research (CDR), Divisions, Management
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Applying risk communication strategies to reduce speeding-related risks


BSc Psychology, Department of Psychology, Stockholm University (Sweden), 2008.

MSc Psychology, Department of Psychology, Stockholm University (Sweden), 2010.

PhD Psychology, Department of Psychology, Stockholm University (Sweden), 2014.


Dr. Gabriella Eriksson has a research background within psychology and judgement and decision making. Most of her research focuses on exploring judgmental biases in driver decision making with the aim to predict choices and to find means to aid drivers in making more accurate judgements. Her research won her the Swedish Risk Academy Special Prize to a Promising Junior Researcher in 2014 and the Nordic Road Association’s Scholarship in 2015.

Gabriella has been awarded a 2-year Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship hosted by Leeds University Business School. Her project focuses on applying risk communication strategies to reduce speeding-related risks in driver behaviour. She also holds a position as a research fellow at the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute.  



Research project at the Leeds University Business School (UK):

Applying Risk Communication Strategies to Reduce Speeding-Related Risks (EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie IF)


Journal Articles

Svenson, O., & Eriksson, G. (2017). Mental models of driving and speed: biases, choices and reality. Transport Reviews, 1-14.

Eriksson, G., Patten, C.J.D., Svenson, O., & Eriksson, L. (2015). Estimated time of arrival and the time saving bias. Ergonomics, 58 (12), 1939-1946.

Svenson, O., Gonzalez, N., & Eriksson, G. (2014). Modeling and debiasing resource saving judgments. Judgment and Decision Making, 9(5), 465-478.

Eriksson, G., Svenson, O., & Eriksson, L. (2013). The time saving bias: judgements, cognition and perception. Judgment and Decision Making, 8(4), 492-497.

Svenson, O., Eriksson, G., & Mertz, C.K. (2013). Debiasing overoptimistic beliefs about braking capacity. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 58, 75-80.

Svenson, O., Eriksson, G., & Gonzalez, N. (2012). Braking from different speeds for different reasons: judgments of collision speed if car does not stop in time. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 45, 487-492.

Svenson, O., Eriksson, G., Slovic, P., Mertz, C.K., & Fuglestad, T. (2012). Effects of main actor, outcome and affect on biased braking speed judgments. Judgment and Decision Making, 7(3), 235-243.

Bolin, K., Bluhm, G., Eriksson, G., & Nilsson, M.E. (2011). Infrasound and low frequency noise from wind turbines: exposure and health effects. Environmental Research Letters, 6, 035103.

Svenson, O., Eriksson, G., Salo, I., & Peters, E. (2011). Judgments of mean speed and predictions of route choice. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 14(6), 504-511.


Book Chapters

Eriksson, G., Svenson, O., & Eriksson, L. (2014). Debiasing time saving judgements by ma-nipulation of speed display. In D. de Waard, K. Brookhuis, R. Wiczorek, F. di Nocera, P. Bar-ham, C. Weikert, A. Kluge, W. Gerbino, & A. Toffetti. (Eds.) (2014). Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Europe Chapter 2013 Annual Conference.

Eriksson, G., & Svenson, O. (2012). Driving faster or slower? Biased judgments of fuel con-sumption at changing speeds. In N. Stanton. (Ed.), Advances in human aspects of road and rail transportation (pp. 293-297). London: CRC Press.


Media and Blog coverage

Eriksson, G. (2018) Why drivers speed. Leeds University Business School Research and Innovation Blog. 29 November 2018.

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