Dr Will Nicholson

Psychology Alumni

PhD Researcher in Psychology (ESRC +3)
College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter

Start date: September 2016

Graduation date: April 2020

Research topic: Using Response Inhibition Training to Encourage Safer Driving

My research investigates how response inhibition training can modify and improve driving behaviours. Many drivers have inappropriate driving habits in response to environmental cues; the training targets these cue-behaviour links with the aim of creating safer driving habits. The project will explore a range of dangerous driving behaviours and determine under which conditions response inhibition training is most effective in improving driving.

The goal of the research is to develop an intervention in collaboration with industry partners to allow drivers to use such training in the real world, specifically aimed at those who have been on a driver retraining programme.

Research supervisors: Professor Frederick Verbruggen, Dr Cris Burgess

Professional memberships/Positions held:

Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA), and SWDTP student representative.

Email: W.G.Nicholson@exeter.ac.uk

Website/Blog: http://psychology.exeter.ac.uk/staff/index.php?web_id=William_Nicholson