Institute for Transport Studies (ITS)

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Alexandros Kontotasios

PhD Researcher

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

Aviation Human Factors Psychologist, MSc, PhDc (Institute for Transport Studies, Human Factors and Safety Group) 

Profile: 

PhD Research Topic: 'The interaction between fatigue and distraction in multimodal transport operators'. 

  • I am examining both fundamental aspects of pilot and driver fatigue and its interaction with task demand and explore ways in which performance decrements can be best detected and managed. 

 Supervisors:  

  • Dr Samantha Jamson - Institute for Transport Studies
  • Dr Stephen Wright - Faculty of Engineering
  • Dr Edward Killan - Faculty of Medicine and Health 

 Research Interests: 

  • Detection and management of fatigue in pilots
  • Highly automated vehicles
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Interactive solutions for aircraft evacuation

 Education: 

  • MSc in Human Factors in Aviation, Coventry University, UK (distinction)
  • BSc in Psychology, Aristoteleion University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • BSc in Military Psychology, Military School for Officers, Thessaloniki, Greece (distinction)
  • Course in psychotherapy and Counselling, Academy of Applied Psychotherapy and Counselling, Athens, Greece 
  • Course in Flight and Ground Accident Investigation - Certified Accident Investigator by the Hellenic Air Force
  • Train the trainers course for pilots and engineers, Hellenic Air Force

Professional memberships: 

  • European Association for Aviation Psychology

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society - Europe Chapter

Employment: 

  • 2012 - 2016: Hellenic Air Force - Aviation Psychologist, Centre of Aerospace Medicine, Aviation Psychology Department, Athens
  • 2010 - 2012: Hellenic Air Force - Aviation Psychologist, 120 Flight Training Wing, Kalamata
  • 2010: Hellenic Air Force - Aviation Psychologist, Centre of Aerospace Medicine, Aviation Psychology Department, Athens
  • 2009: Hellenic Air Force - Psychologist, 251 General Hospital
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