Research Fellow in Driver Distraction, Hazard Perception and Road Lighting

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United Kingdom
£33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Dec 26, 2020
Jan 25, 2021
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Do you have a background in Psychology or the Behavioural Sciences?

Do you have an interest in, or direct experience with, studying the effect of distracting activities on driving behaviour and performance?

Are you interested in joining the vibrant Human Factors and Safety research group at the University of Leeds?

We are looking for a postdoctoral research fellow to join our team at Leeds, working with partners from the School of Architecture at the University of Sheffield, to study driver response to hazards for different road lighting conditions. The successful applicant will be employed at the Institute for Transport Studies, Faculty of Environment, University of Leeds, United Kingdom.

We are looking for a candidate interested in studying the effect of different road lighting conditions on drivers' hazard perception ability, while engaged in a number cognitive tasks, such as mobile phone conversations. Studies will use the University of Leeds Driving Simulator for data collection.

You should have a PhD (or be close to completion) in psychology or behavioural sciences, and a background and interest in driver behaviour and driver distraction. Interest or experience in hazard perception and/or visual perception is desired. Evidence of good analytic skills and a strong knowledge of analysing driver behaviour data is required. Employment is expected to start around January 2021.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Professor Natasha Merat , Chair in Human Factors of Transport Systems

Tel: +44 (0)113 34 36614, email:

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