Psychology, Student Rep
PhD Researcher in Psychology (ESRC +3)
College of Life and Environmental Sciences,University of Exeter
Start date: September 2016
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: Member of the British Psychological Society (MBPsS), Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA), and SWDTP student representative.