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Alexandros Kontotasios

PhD Researcher

Room: 2.10 / LG.12
Email: tsako@leeds.ac.uk_
Research Group: Human Factors and Safety

PhD student in human factors, Institute for Transport Studies, Human Factors and Safety Group

 

Profile:

My PhD research focuses on fatigue and performance in pilots who commute to and from the airport by either automated or manual driving. For the purposes of my research I am using flight simulation, driving simulation and physiological measures.

 

Research interests:

- Fatigue in pilots and drivers

- Highly automated driving

- Human factors in future vehicles that will combine driving and flying

- Virtual reality for training purposes in drivers and pilots

 

 Education:

- PhD in human factors in transport, expected, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom, 2016-present

- MSc in Human Factors in Aviation, Distinction, Coventry University, Coventry, United Kingdom, 2016

- BSc in Psychology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2009

- BSc in Military Psychology, Distinction, Military School for Officers, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2009

- Certification in providing human factors training to aviation personell, Hellenic Air Force, Athens, Greece, 2015

- Certification in safety and health at work, National Centre for Public Administration, Hellenic Government, Athens, Greece, 2015

- Certification in airplane accident investigation, Hellenic Air Force, Athens, Greece, 2014

- Summer School in Aviation Psychology, European Association for Aviation Psychology (EAAP), Graz, Austria, 2013

 

Work experience:

- 2018 - present: Research assistant on User Experience, Department of Psychology, University of Leeds

- 2017 - 2018: Research assistant in a study aiming at improving driver training with virtual reality, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds

- 2016: Research intern in human factors in aviation, Coventry University

- 2009 - 2016: Human factors expert, accident investigator, and instructor, Hellenic Air Force

 

 Professional memberships:

- Human Factors and Ergonomics Society - Europe Chapter

- European Association for Aviation Psychology

 

Scholarships:

- Leeds Anniversary Research Scholarship, University of Leeds, 2016

- Scholarship for achieving the highest grades in the academic year, University of Thessaloniki, 2008

- Scholarship for graduating high school with the highest grades, EFG Eurobank, 2004

 

Selected presentations at international conferences:

- 'Pilots as multi-modal operators: does commuting by driving relate to fatigue and impaired performance?', Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics, Orlando, USA, 2018

- 'Improving airline passengers' comprehension of the Type-III exit operation procedures with an interactive safety card', IATA cabin safety conference, Doha, Qatar, 2017

 

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