My Research Vision
As Executive Director of our new Centre for Mobility and Transport, I simply want to help bring together the expertise of our design, engineering, computing and life science experts in exciting research programmes that will have a real world impact. There are important new areas of investigation of direct importance to our daily lives - we all want safe, accessible, efficient and affordable mobility and the new Centre will provide a focus for the incredible talent and facilities that the University has developed. We are also working with UK and international partners to develop new research facilities and knowledge exchanges, so it is the perfect time to be involved.
Andrew moved to Coventry University in September 2015 to lead the new Research Centre in Mobility and Transport. He was Chief Scientist (Life Sciences) at UK Transport Research Laboratory following research appointments at Birmingham, Loughborough and Leeds Universities. His background is in Psychology and Human Factors and he is active in areas of virtual and augmented reality, autonomous and connected mobility, transport design and safety.
He was Vice President of the Forum of European Road Safety Research Institutes (FERSI) and is Honorary Professor of Life Sciences at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. Interests over his career have expanded from accident causation and investigation, through to a much wider view of the efficiency, acceptability and safety of transport systems.
He has published over 200 journal articles, book contributions and sponsored reports in the areas of driver behaviour and performance. Research impact has included i) design of vehicle secondary safety systems, ii) design of in-vehicle interfaces, iii) legislation on driver distraction. iv) international standards for measurement of driver behaviour, v) use of simulation for training and research.
One day conference on Faith in the Care System
Building energy and technology perspective in China and UK
The programme, ‘British Council Researcher Links’ provides opportunities for early career researchers from the UK and internationally to interact, learn from each other and explore opportunities for building energy conservation research collaborations.
Assessing the economic value, economic impact and scalability of box schemes in the UK
The objective of this research is to create indicators to measure the financial sustainability of the box scheme sector, to identify the opportunities and threats for improving the financial sustainability of box schemes and to assess the potential for box schemes to scale up to the extent that they become a significant source food for the UK population.