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Miss Siobhan Emma Merriman BSc, MSc

Postgraduate Research Student in Human Factors Engineering

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Miss Siobhan Emma Merriman is a Postgraduate research student in Human Factors Engineering at the University of Southampton, within Engineering and Physical Sciences.

I am designing, developing, testing and validating a training system to support drivers when they interact with Level 4 autonomous vehicles

Qualifications

BSc Psychology with Honours at Royal Holloway University of London

MSc Human Factors and Ergonomics at The University of Nottingham

Research interests

Interests:

  • Human Factors in Transport
  • Transport Psychology
  • Applied Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology, Memory, Attention, Situational Awareness, Workload, Mental Models and how automation affects these things
  • Human Factors methods including Hierarchical Task Analysis, Cognitive Work Analysis

Past Research Activities

  • Live Science Researcher at the Science Museum, investigating how neuroscientific information affects people’s perceptions of blameworthiness in criminals
  • Research Assistant at the National Theatre, investigating how neuroscientific information affects people’s perceptions of blameworthiness in criminals
  • Research Assistant at Royal Holloway University of London, investigating how gender effects people’s eye movements

Past Projects

  • BSc Third Year Project was an experiment investigating how familiarity and expressiveness effects one’s ability to identify people’s identity from their voices.
  • MSc Dissertation was a distraction validation study, looking at whether eye movement measures including the frequency and duration of glances towards touchscreens had absolute and relative validity in a driving simulator.

PhD research

Supervisors: Professor Neville Stanton, Dr Katie Plant and Dr Kirsten Revell

PhD on designing, developing, testing and validating a training system to support drivers when they interact with Level 4 autonomous vehicles.

Funded by Institute of Advanced Motorists and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

Research group

Transportation Group

Affiliate research group

Human Factors Engineering

Miss Siobhan Emma Merriman
Room 4001, Building 176, Desk 87, Boldrewood Innovation Campus, University of Southampton, Burgess Road, Southampton, SO16 7QF

Room Number: 176/4001/B1


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