Dr. Alex Stedmon
Alex has 20 years of Applied Psychology and Human Factors research, teaching and consultancy experience across, military, industrial and civilian domains. He is a Chartered Psychologist, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Alex has previously worked for the Defence Evaluation Research Agency (DERA now QinetiQ) on a range of MoD funded projects. He also has worked in UK universities on Human Factors projects ranging from human-machine interaction (e.g. user interaction in virtual environments; speech input for real and virtual environments); transport (e.g. advanced automotive interfaces; driver and motorcyclist behaviour) and security (e.g. CCTV, surveillance and counter-terrorism applications).
Alex has over 170 journal publications, conference papers, book chapters and a book (‘Hostile Intent and Counter-Terrorism’). He has acted as guest editor for five special issues of leading Human Factors and Security journals. One of his recent papers won the ‘Best Paper Award’ for the 2013 Engineering Psychology & Cognitive Ergonomics Conference.
- Stedmon, A.W. and Lawson, G. (2015). Hostile Intent and Counter-Terrorism: Human Factors Theory and Application. Ashgate: Aldershot.
- Stedmon, A.W., Eachus, P., Baillie, L., Donkor, R., Edlin-White, R., Tallis, H., & Bracewell, R. (2015). Scalable interrogation: Eliciting human pheromone responses to deception in a security interview setting. Applied Ergonomics, 47(2015), 26-33.
- Crundall, D., Stedmon, A.W., Crundall, E., & Saikayasit, R. (2014). The role of experience and advanced training on performance in a motorcycle simulator. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 73(2014), 81-90.
- Crundall, E., Stedmon, A.W., Saikayasit, R., & Crundall, D. (2013). A simulator study investigating how motorcyclists approach side road hazards. Accident Analysis & Prevention 51(2013), 42-50.
- Crundall, D., van Loon, E., Stedmon, A.W., Crundall, E. (2013). Motorcycling experience and hazard perception. Accident Analysis & Prevention 50(2013), 456-464.
- Stedmon, A.W., Winslow, R., & Langley, A. (2012). Micro-generation schemes: User behaviours and attitudes towards energy consumption. Ergonomics.
- Dadashi, N., Stedmon, A.W., & Pridmore, T. (2012). How reliable do systems need to be? Applied Ergonomics.
- Lawson, G., Stedmon, A.W., Zhang, C., Eubanks, D, & Frumkin, L. (2012). The effect of self-awareness on body movement indicators of the intention to deceive Applied Ergonomics.
- Eachus, P., Stedmon, A.W., & Baillie, L. (2012). Hostile Intent in Crowded Places: A Field Study. Applied Ergonomics.
- Crundall, E., Crundall, D., Stedmon, A.W. (2012). Negotiating Left-Hand and Right-Hand Bends: A Motorcycle Simulator Study to Investigate Experiential and Behaviour Differences Across Rider Groups. PLoS ONE
- Advanced Geospatial information and Intelligence Services (AGIS) research project: The development of science and technology, methods and techniques to underpin and improve the handling and understanding of GEOINF/GEOINT within Ministry of Defence (MoD) and Other Government Departments (OGDs).
- A Collaborative Multi-source Intelligence Working Environment: A Systems Approach: Investigating face-to-face, wiki and collaborative intelligence generation for strategic security decision making.
- Advanced Training and Rider Performance: Funded by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) investigating rider behaviour.
- Reducing the Operational Burden on Imagery Analysis: Integrating Human and Automatic Tracking and Analysis of Groups of Targets Engaged in Hostile Reconnaissance: Human Factors investigation of novel CCTV tracking algorithm for security applications
- IDEAS Factory - Detecting Terrorist Activities: Shades of Grey - Towards a Science of Interventions for Eliciting and Detecting Notable Behaviours: The project was designed for novel surveillance interventions that elicit robust, reliable and usable indicators of notable behaviours in public areas and ports of entry
- A Model of Hostile Intent in Crowded Places: Investigated the biological, physiological, psychological and behavioural responses within counter-terrorism and identified a unique pheromone associated with deception.
- Rail Research UK 2: Rail Research UK is a consortium of twelve university-based groups carrying out research across a range of areas from engineering to human factors and transport economics, that will help to reduce the complexity and need for maintenance of railway systems, reduce their environmental impacts, increase their capacity and improve their reliability, attractiveness and safety.
- Sound & Tangible Interfaces for Novel product design: The SATIN project developed research into a new generation of multimodal and multisensory interfaces to support free-hand interaction with virtual shapes.
- Flightdeck and Air Traffic Control Collaboration Evaluation: This research adopted a joint cognitive systems perspective to examine flightdeck and air traffic control collaboration in the light of datalink communications and ATCO-led freeflight.
- Corporate Research Project: Pathological Interaction Patterns: A MOD project investigation the use of interaction theory applied to military interactions.