• The University of Western Australia (M304), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


As a human factors researcher, my research develops our understanding of how humans interact with technological systems – from simple tools through to complex technology such as power plants and transportation systems. My ongoing program of research uses basic psychological principles of cognition, attention and perception to investigate how we interact with a range of technological systems, and to help design systems that are safe, productive, and error-free. In the transportation domain, this includes research which reduces unsafe driving behaviours, such as speeding and driver distraction. I also conduct research aimed at improving automation system design and developing solutions for high degree automated support in air traffic control, defence, and other complex work settings. Overall, I am interested in how best to design technological systems which optimize human operator situation awareness and workload in a range of contemporary workplace settings where humans interact with technology.

Teaching overview

Human Factors (PSYC5542) - Postgraduate Unit Co-ordinator

Psychology of Training (PSYC5573) - Postgraduate Unit Co-ordinator

Industrial and Organisational Psychology (PSYC2209/3309) - Undergraduate Lecturing

Perception and Sensory Neuropsychology (PSYC2209/3309) - Undergraduate Lecturing

Funding overview

Neurotrauma Research Program (Harry Perkins Institute)

Defence Science and Technology Group

Research expertise keywords

  • Applied psychology
  • Visual perception
  • Human factors
  • Prospective memory
  • Driving simulation


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