Cornelissen, P. (Pieter) MSc

picture of Pieter Cornelissen

PhD candidate






Mo. / Tu. / Th. / Fr.



Cubicus, room C 207



+31 (0)6 282 56 335

+31 (0)53 – 489 3299 (secretary)










Dutch profile





Behavioural change


Occupational safety



Research Project for Pre-masters


Supervisor Bachelor thesis


Supervisor Master thesis


During his doctoral research, Pieter Cornelissen studies compliance in the field of occupational safety. Numbers by Statistics Netherlands show that the number of occupational accidents has remained virtually unchanged between 2005 and 2012, corresponding with statistics from other countries. At the moment much is unclear about the factors underlying employee behaviors related to safety, and how these factors relate to each other. This doctoral research contributes to both theory and practice by studying the elements that are central to the realization of (safe) behavior as well as the measurability of safety.



Promotor: Prof. dr. M.D.T. de Jong


Assistant promotor: Dr. J.J. van Hoof

Scientific publications

Cornelissen, P. A., Van Hoof, J. J., & Van Vuuren, M. (2014). Enabling Employees to Work Safely: The Influence of Motivation and Ability in the Design of Safety Instructions. Technical Communication, 61 (4), 232 – 244. [ISI]

Specialist publications

Cornelissen, P. (2016). Don’t shoot the messenger: Hoe benaderen we meldingsgedrag ten aanzien van veiligheid? Veiligheidsnieuws, 48​(2),11-13. 

Cornelissen, P. (2015). Hebben we ongelukken nodig om gemotiveerd te worden veilig te werken? Veiligheidsnieuws, 47​(3), 7-9.