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Doctor Katie Parnell

 BSc, EngD, C.ErgHF
Senior Research Fellow

Research interests

  • Human Factors Engineering
  • Road safety 
  • Aviation decision making

More research

Connect with Katie


Address: Boldrewood Campus, Burgess Road, SO16 7QF (View in Google Maps)

How to update your personal details

Profile photo
Upload your profile photo in Subscribe (opens in a new tab). Your profile photo in Pure is not linked to your public staff profile. Choose a clear, recent headshot where you are easily recognisable. Your image should be at least 340 by 395 pixels. 

To change your name or prefix title contact Ask HR (opens in new tab)  If you want to update an academic title you'll need to provide evidence e.g. a PhD certificate. The way your name is displayed is automatic and cannot be changed. You can also update your post-nominal letters in Subscribe (opens in a new tab).

Job title
Raise a request through ServiceNow (opens in a new tab) to change your job title (40 characters maximum) unless you're on the ERE career pathway. If you're on the ERE path you can not change your main job title, but you can request other minor updates through Ask HR (opens in new tab). If you have more than one post only your main job title will display here, but you can add further posts or roles in other sections of your profile.

Research interests (for researchers only)
Add up to 5 research interests. The first 3 will appear in your staff profile next to your name. The full list will appear on your research page. Keep these brief and focus on the keywords people may use when searching for your work. Use a different line for each one.

In Pure (opens in a new tab), select ‘Edit profile’. Under the heading 'Curriculum and research description', select 'Add profile information'. In the dropdown menu, select 'Research interests: use separate lines'.

Contact details
Add or update your email address, telephone number and postal address in Subscribe (opens in a new tab). Use your University email address for your primary email. 

You can link to your Google Scholar, LinkedIn and Twitter accounts through Pure (opens in a new tab). Select ‘Edit profile’.  In the 'Links' section, use the 'Add link' button. 

Create or connect your ORCID ID in Pure (opens in a new tab). Select ‘Edit profile’ and then 'Create or Connect your ORCID ID'.

Accepting PhD applicants (for researchers only)
Choose to show whether you’re currently accepting PhD applicants or not in Pure (opens in a new tab). Select ‘Edit profile’. In the 'Portal details' section, select 'Yes' or 'No' to indicate your choice. 


Dr Katie Parnell is a Senior Research Fellow in Human Factors Engineering within in the Transportation Research Group at the University of Southampton. Katie was awarded an Anniversary Fellowship by the University of Southampton in 2022 to conduct research into gender-equitable future road transport systems. This three-year research program will apply a sociotechnical system approach to model and evaluate future transportation systems with the aim to contribute to a gender-equitable society that enhances the accessibility and attractiveness of sustainable and autonomous travel to both males and females.

Katie’s research interests include ensuring that human-machine systems are designed to be safe, usable and effective. Specifically, this includes ensuring the user-led requirements are understood and established early on the design process of new technologies. She has experience in applying and developing human factors methods within a range of different domain applications including road safety, aviation, automation, and drone research. 

Katie is also currently working on the REsilient Autonomous SOcio-cyber-physical ageNts (REASON) project within the Trustworthy Autonomous System (TAS) programme. Her research involves understanding the ways that future road users will interact with each other in a world where automated vehicles will become increasingly prevalent. She is particularly interested in the societal impact of automated vehicles and how they will account for inclusivity issues that currently arise in our contemporary transportation networks.

How to update your 'about' section

You can update this in Pure (opens in a new tab). Select ‘Edit profile’. Under the heading and then ‘Curriculum and research description’, select ‘Add profile information’. In the dropdown menu, select - ‘About’.

Write about yourself in the third person. Aim for 100 to 150 words covering the main points about who you are and what you currently do. Clear, simple language is best. You can include specialist or technical terms.

You’ll be able to add details about your research, publications, career and academic history to other sections of your staff profile.

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