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Dr. Mohsen Fallah Zavareh

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Mohsen Fallah Zavareh has been an assistant professor at the Department of Civil Engineering at Kharazmi University, Iran, since 2014, after receiving a PhD in Transportation Engineering and having been working on hands-on projects and accumulating extensive knowledge in transportation engineering in both private and public sectors for around 10 years.

Since that time, being connected to a group of highly experienced psychologists, Mohsen was given a very unique and profitable opportunity to become familiar with theories and concepts in psychology and social cognition that are relevant to the behavioral change in transportation, and to practically bring them into his research works. Mohsen is currently an overseas member of Transportation Research Group at NTNU Norway, since 2018.

Mohsen is interested in the social environment factors underlying specific transport behaviors and choices. The focus behaviors of interest have been mainly promotion of sustainable transportation, as well as road safety. Mohsen is also working on the contextual differences in social cognition in transportation between the countries, through setting up cross-culture studies. Therefore, Mohsen’s works are among the scarce first-hand evidence-based resources in his field of interest in his country where there is a lack of research on social aspects of mobility and transport.
   

Academic Career
Duration      
Activity
2018-present
Road Safety Advisor to Road Safety Commission, Ministry of Roads and Urban Development
2014-present
Assistant professor, Department of Civil Engineering at Kharazmi University, Iran
2015-2016
Developing Road Safety Action Plan for Iran, Road, Housing & Urban Development Research Center, Ministry of Roads & Urban Development
2007-2015
Technical advisor at Traffic Engineering and Road Safety Bureau, Tehran Traffic & Transportation Organization, Municipality of Tehran, Iran
Education
Duration
Qualification
2009-2015
Ph.D student in Transport Engineering, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
2003-2006
Ph.D student in Transport Engineering, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
1998-2002
Bachelor student in Civil Engineering, Bu-Ali Sina University, Hamedan, Iran
Publications
Year
Topic
2019
Mehdizadeh, Milad, Mohsen Fallah Zavareh, and Trond Nordfjaern. 2019. “School Travel Mode Use: Direct and Indirect Effects through Parental Attitudes and Transport Priorities.” Transportmetrica A: Transport Science 15 (2): 749–75. doi.org/10.1080/23249935.2018.1529838.
2018
Fallah Zavareh, Mohsen, Amin Mohamadi Hezaveh, and Trond Nordfjærn. 2018. “Intention to Use Bicycle Helmet as Explained by the Health Belief Model, Comparative Optimism and Risk Perception in an Iranian Sample.” Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour 54 (April): 248–63. doi.org/10.1016/j.trf.2018.02.003.
2018
Hezaveh, Amin Mohamadi, Mohsen Fallah Zavareh, Christopher R. Cherry, and Trond Nordfjærn. 2018. “Errors and Violations in Relation to Bicyclists’ Crash Risks: Development of the Bicycle Rider Behavior Questionnaire (BRBQ).” Journal of Transport & Health 8 (March): 289–98. doi.org/10.1016/j.jth.2017.11.003.
2017
Nordfjærn, Trond, and Mohsen Fallah Zavareh. 2017. “Does the Value-Belief-Norm Theory Predict Acceptance of Disincentives to Driving and Active Mode Choice Preferences for Children’s School Travels among Chinese Parents?” Journal of Environmental Psychology 53 (November): 31–39. doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvp.2017.06.005.
2017
Fallah Zavareh, Mohsen, Amir Reza Mamdoohi, and Trond Nordfjærn. 2017. “The Effects of Indicating Rear-End Collision Risk via Variable Message Signs on Traffic Behaviour.” Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, Special Issue on Special Road safety as reflected by empirical non-crash data, 46 (April): 524–36. doi.org/10.1016/j.trf.2016.09.019.
2016
Nordfjærn, Trond, and Mohsen Fallah Zavareh. 2016. “Individualism, Collectivism and Pedestrian Safety: A Comparative Study of Young Adults from Iran and Pakistan.” Safety Science 87 (August): 8–17. doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2016.03.005.
2016
Mehdizadeh, Milad, Amir Reza Mamdoohi, Mohsen Fallah Zavareh., and Trond Nordfjærn. 2016. “The Role of Parental Attitudes towards Walking on Children Walking to Schools.” Journal of Traffic and Logistics Engineering in press (December): in press. doi.org/10.18178/jtle.4.2.108-112.
2015
Amirreza, Mamdoohi, Mehdizadeh Milad, and Mohsen Fallah Zavareh. 2015. “A MODE CHOICE MODEL OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TRIPS BASED ON PARENTAL DECISIONS” 7 (1): 167–78.
2014
Mamdoohi, Amir Reza, Mohsen Fallah Zavareh, Christer Hydén, and Trond Nordfjærn. 2014. “Comparative Analysis of Safety Performance Indicators Based on Inductive Loop Detector Data.” Promet - Traffic&Transportation 26 (2): 139–49.
2014
Nordfjærn, Trond, Özlem Şimşekoğlu, Mohsen Fallah Zavareh, Amin Mohamadi Hezaveh, Amir Reza Mamdoohi, and Torbjørn Rundmo. 2014. “Road Traffic Culture and Personality Traits Related to Traffic Safety in Turkish and Iranian Samples.” Safety Science 66 (July): 36–46. doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2014.02.004.
2013
Şimşekoğlu, Özlem, Trond Nordfjærn, Mohsen Fallah Zavareh, Amin Mohamadi Hezaveh, Amir Reza Mamdoohi, and Torbjørn Rundmo. 2013. “Risk Perceptions, Fatalism and Driver Behaviors in Turkey and Iran.” Safety Science 59 (November): 187–92. doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2013.05.014.

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