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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

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