Hannah Van Staveren B.A.Sc., E.I.T.

Associate, Human Factors
Direct: (416) 368-1700

Our Associates perform on-site investigations to determine origin and cause of complex losses. Their process: examine and collect evidence, take on-site photos, interview witnesses, conduct testing in our lab and analyze data to produce technical reports that are clear and concise.

 

EXPERT SUMMARY

Ms. Van Staveren is an Associate with the Human Factors Group at 30 Forensic Engineering and a Master of Engineering student at the University of Toronto concentrating on forensic engineering and human factors. She joined 30 Forensic Engineering in 2021 after almost two years working in the industry specializing in collision reconstruction and the assessment of driver behaviour. Hannah is a registered Engineer in Training (E.I.T.) in the Province of Ontario and is a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES).

SPECIALIZED PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES

  • Human Factors Assessment of Driver and Pedestrian Behaviour
  • Perception and Response Time
  • Collision Reconstruction
  • Pedestrian & Bicycle Collisions
  • Waterparks, Trampoline & Inflatable Play Structure Incidents
  • Boating Accidents
  • Signage, Warnings & Labels
  • Nighttime Visibility
  • Staircase Assessment
  • Slip, Trip & Fall Biomechanics
  • Computer Simulation & Animation
  • Video analysis

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

Master of Engineering candidate, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto, expected 2022

Bachelor of Applied Science, Mechanical Engineering – Biomechanical Option, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, 2019

Certificate in Business, Smith School of Business, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, 2019

Additional Courses

  • “Electrical Diagnostic testing of Vehicles,” Advantage Forensics Webinar, January 2021
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) 64th Annual Meeting, Online, October 2020
  • Correlation of Speedometer Readings with EDR Data,” Advantage Forensics Webinar, September 2020
  • Vehicle Acceleration Rates from a Stop Position,” Advantage Forensics Webinar, July 2020
  • “Probability of Frontal Airbag Deployment in Bumper-Bumper and Underride Collisions,” Advantage Forensics Webinar, July 2020
  • “Motorcycle Collision Reconstruction,” Advantage Forensics Webinar, July 2020
  • “Automated Vehicle Data Forensics – TechStream & iVe,” Advantage Forensics Webinar, July 2020
  • “Calculating Vehicle Impact Speed in Multiple Pedestrian Collisions,” Advantage Forensics Webinar, July 2020
  • “Traffic Engineering Series: Applying Human Factors Principles to Rural Intersection Safety,” CARSP Webinar, June 2020
  • “Failure Analysis of Product and Mechanical Systems,” Advantage Forensics Webinar, June 2020
  • “Driver Checking Failures Towards Pedestrians & Cyclists: An On-road Study,” CARSP Webinar, June 2020
  • “Vehicle Forensics Essentials,” Series Course, Berla Corporation, June 2020
  • “Performance of Automatic Emergency Braking in Passenger Vehicles,” Advantage Forensics Webinar, June 2020
  • “Delta-V from Curb Impacts,” Advantage Forensics Webinar, June 2020
  • “Identifying Road Design Issues,” Advantage Forensics Webinar, May 2020
  • “PC Crash Training Course: 401 Staged Collisions,” Online Course, MEA Forensics, April 2020
  • “Lessons Learned from Using Driving Simulators to Improve Driver Behavior,” CARSP Webinar, March 2020
  • “Truck Drivers’ Perceptions of Unsafe Driving Behaviors,” University of Victoria Webinar, February 2020
  • “The Democratization of Video Evidence: Equipping Investigators with Modern Tools and Know-How,” iNPUT-ACE Webinar, January 2020
  • “Distracted Driving: Recent Data & Research,” CARSP Webinar, December 2019
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) 63rd Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, October 2019
  • “Experts at Trial: How to Maximize (or Minimize) their Effectiveness,” Will Davidson LLP Seminar, September 2019
  • Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional (CSWP), 2018

Employment Background

30 Forensic Engineering  
Associate – Human Factors
October 2021 – Present, Toronto, ON

  • Conducting technical human factors investigations primarily involving perception response and driver behaviour during collision events

Advantage Forensics Inc.
Forensic Engineering Associate
2019 – 2021, Toronto, ON

  • Supported and lead approximately 70 forensic engineering investigations for law firms, insurers and insurance adjusters as part of the Human Factors and Collision Reconstruction Teams
  • Conducted vehicle inspections, site examinations, technical analysis, computer simulations, and technical reporting
  • Presented webinars on human factors analysis, driver behaviour, photogrammetry techniques and video analysis

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Undergraduate Teaching Assistant
2018 – 2019, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON

  • Courses: APSC 200 Engineering Design & Practice II, MECH 228 Kinematics & Dynamics, APSC 162 Engineering Graphics
  • Assisted student teams to create solutions to open ended complex problems and provided guidance for technical writing in engineering reports
  • Mentored students through visualizing, communicating, and analyzing mechanical systems and objects using VPython, MATLAB, and SolidEdge

WAM Industries
CAD Detailer
2016 – 2018, Toronto, ON

  • Produced detailed shop-ready drawings using SolidWorks for custom retail store fixtures
  • Reviewed architectural, engineering and product design drawings
  • Created bill of materials, followed through with production quality checks, and coordinated installment with on-site general contractors

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES AND ASSOCIATIONS

  • Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), E.I.T. since 2019
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Member since 2019

PUBLICATIONS, AND ACADEMIC SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • Van Staveren, H., Young, J. (2021), “Human Factors Analysis of a Waiver – A Case Study,” Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 65th Annual Meeting.
  • Van Staveren, H., Dabbour, E. (2021), “Evaluating the Effectiveness of Lowering Speed Limits on Urban Roads with and without Implementing Traffic Calming Measures,” Proceedings of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineers 48th Annual Conference.
  • Guest Lecturer (2021): “Forensics of Human Factors & Ergonomics – Case Studies,” MIE345 Human Factors Engineering Course, University of Toronto.

PRESENTATIONS

  • “Photogrammetry & Video Analysis,” (2021), Advantage Forensics Webinar.
  • “Driver Behaviour in Adverse Weather Conditions,” (2020), Advantage Forensics Webinar.
  • “Looming Threshold Detection and Perception Reaction Times for Vehicle Following Scenarios,” (2020), Advantage Forensics Webinar.
  • “Understanding Forensic Human Factors through Case Study Analysis,” (2020), Advantage Forensics Webinar.
 

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