Assoc Prof Dr. Wafa Boulagouas | Engineering | Best Researcher Award

Institute of Health and Safety, University of Batna | Algeria

Author Profile



Early Academic Pursuits

Dr. Wafa Boulagouas  earned her Bachelor's degree in Control of Industrial Risks from the University of Chahid Mustapha Ben Boulaid, Batna 2, Algeria, in 2013. Her dedication to the field continued as she pursued a Master’s degree in the same discipline, graduating as a valedictorian in 2015. Dr. Boulagouas furthered her education by obtaining a Ph.D. in Health and Industrial Safety, a joint effort between the University of Mentouri – Constantine 1, Algeria, and the Universidad de Burgos, Spain, completed in 2021. Additionally, she achieved professional certification with the NEBOSH International General Certificate in 2016.

Professional Endeavors

Dr. Boulagouas embarked on her professional career as a part-time teacher at the University of Chahid Mustapha Ben Boulaid, Batna 2, from 2015 to 2019. She expanded her experience as a visiting researcher at the Universidad de Burgos, Spain, in the academic year 2019/2020. Her career advanced as she became an Associate Professor at the Institute of Health and Safety at her alma mater in 2022. Beyond teaching, she took on significant administrative roles, including being responsible for the E-Learning Entity (Moodle) and participating in the Supporting and Accompanying Start-ups Cell.

Contributions and Research Focus

Dr. Boulagouas’s research is primarily focused on industrial safety, risk assessment, and transportation safety. Her significant contributions include studying the distracted behaviors of unlicensed drivers and employing Bayesian theory for dynamic risk assessment. Her scholarly work is widely recognized, with presentations at various international conferences, such as the European Safety and Reliability Conference in Venice, Italy, and the International Symposium on Industrial Engineering, Maintenance, and Safety in Oran, Algeria.

Accolades and Recognition

Dr. Boulagouas has been honored multiple times for her academic and professional excellence. She received the Valedictorian Attestation for her Master's degree and was recognized during the official closing ceremony of the academic year 2014/2015 at the University of Batna 2. Her research contributions have earned her memberships in esteemed research units and laboratories, such as the Laboratory of Industrial Prevention Research and the “Ingeniería y organización industrial” unit at the Universidad de Burgos.

Impact and Influence

Dr. Boulagouas has made a profound impact through her extensive research and participation in international conferences. She has contributed to peer-reviewing research articles for various international journals, enhancing the quality and reliability of research in her field. Her involvement in major events like the COP-29 Side Event in Baku, Azerbaijan, and the International Medicine and Health Sciences Congress in the Maldives underscores her influence in the global academic community.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Dr. Boulagouas is poised to leave a lasting legacy in the fields of health and industrial safety. Her ongoing efforts in teaching, research, and administrative roles position her as a pivotal figure in advancing industrial safety standards and practices. Her future contributions are expected to further the understanding and implementation of effective safety protocols, benefiting both the academic community and industry professionals worldwide.


Notable Publications

Effects of mobile phone-related distraction on driving performance at roundabouts: Eye movements tracking perspective 2024

Effects of Mobile Phone Use on Driving Performance: An Experimental Study of Workload and Traffic Violations 2021 (21)

Assessment of the influence of technology-based distracted driving on drivers’ infractions and their subsequent impact on traffic accidents severity 2021 (17)

On the contribution to the alignment during an organizational change: Measurement of job satisfaction with working conditions 2021 (8)

An investigation into unsafe behaviors and traffic accidents involving unlicensed drivers: A perspective for alignment measurement 2020 (21)




Wafa Boulagouas | Engineering | Best Researcher Award

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