Institute for Transport Studies (ITS)

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Dr Hamish Jamson

Principal Research Fellow

Email: A.H.Jamson@its.leeds.ac.uk_
Research Group: Human Factors and Safety

Key Research Interests

  • Driving simulation, simulator development and validation
  • Human factors
  • Driver behaviour
  • Driver distraction

Employment History

  • 2008 - 2015: Principal Research Fellow and Facility Manager, University of Leeds Driving Simulator, Institute for Transport Studies (ITS), University of Leeds (UoL).
  • 2001 - 2008: Senior Research Fellow and Facility Manager, Leeds Advanced Driving Simulator (LADS), ITS, UoL.
  • 1996 - 2001: Research Fellow, LADS, ITS, UoL.
  • 1993 - 1996: Research Officer, LADS, ITS, UoL.

Education

  • 2011: PhD , Motion Cueing in Driving Simualtors for Research Applications, University of Leeds.
  • 1992: MSc, Flight Dynamics, College of Aeronautics, Cranfield University.
  • 1991: BEng (Honours), Mechanical Engineering, University of Sheffield.

Professional Engagements

  • Scientific Committee Member for the International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training, and Vehicle Design (2005, 2007, 2009, 2011).
  • Scientific Committee Member for the Driving Simulation Conference (2003, 2005, 2007).
  • Member of International Driving Simulator User Group.

Research Projects and Experience

  • In his 18 year experience, Hamish Jamson has worked on over 30 externally funded studies associated with driving simulator development, vehicle dynamics, driver performance, road safety and traffic engineering.
  • His PhD is in the field of motion cueing and its role in driving simulator validity.
  • He has led six major research projects as Principal Investigator for both public and private sector clients, with a combined income of almost £1.2m. The most significant of these was the on-time, on-budget development of the new, full motion University of Leeds Driving Simulator.
  • Module leader for TRAN3050 (Topics in Transport) for sessions 2010/11 and 2011/12
  • PhD supervisor to Zhitao Xiong and Peter Lawson

Papers

Book Chapters

  • Merat N; Jamson AH; Lai FH; Carsten O (2014) Human Factors of Highly Automated Driving: Results from the EASY and CityMobil Projects, Road Vehicle Automation, Lecture Notes in Mobility, Springer International Publishing, pp.113-125. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-05990-7_11
  • Carsten O; Jamson AH (2011) Driving simulators as research tools in traffic psychology, Handbook of Traffic Psychology, pp.87-96. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-381984-0.10007-4
  • Jamson AH (2011) Cross-Platform Validation Issues, In: Fisher D; Rizzo M; Caird JK; Lee JD (Ed) Handbook of Driving Simulation for Engineering, Medicine and Psychology, CRC Press, pp.157-168.
  • Merat N; Jamson AH; Lai FCH; Carsten OMJ (2010) Automated driving, secondary task performance and situation awareness, In: de Waard D; Axelsson A; Berglund M; Peters B; Weikert C (Ed) Human Factors: A system view of human, technology and organisation, Shaker Publishing B.V., pp.41-53.
  • Carsten OMJ; Zakowska L; Jamson AH (2005) Driver's Perception of Self-Explained Road Infrastructure and Architecture, In: Underwood G (Ed) Traffic and Transport Psychology: Theory and Application, Elsevier, pp.397-406.
  • Mendelson A; Curry E; Southall D; Jamson AH; Smith P (2004) Drivers' Perception of Secondary Braking Systems, In: Barton DC; Blackwood A (Ed) Vehicle Braking and Chassis Control, Professional Engineering Publishing Ltd., pp.61-103.
  • Ward NJ; Parkes AM; Arron KL; Jamson AH (1999) The Interpretation of Intelligent Brake Lights, In: Grayson GB (Ed) Behavioural Research in Road Safety XI, Transport Research Laboratory, pp.109-115.
  • Jamson AH (1999) Curve negotiation in the Leeds Driving Simulator: the role of driver experience, In: Harris D (Ed) Engineering Pychology and Cognitive Ergonomics, Volume Three, 3, Ashgate, pp.351-358.
  • Groeger JA; Carsten OMJ; Blana E; Jamson AH (1997) Speed and distance estimation under simulated conditions, In: Gale AG; Brown ID; Haslegrave CM; Taylor SP (Ed) Vision in Vehilcles VII, Elsevier, pp.291-300.

Conference Papers

Conference Presentations

  • Xiong Z; Jamson H; Cohn AG; Carsten O (2013) Ontology for Scenario Orchestration (OSO): A standardised scenario description in driving simulation, ICTIS 2013: Improving Multimodal Transportation Systems - Information, Safety, and Integration - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Transportation Information and Safety pp.1574-1579.
  • Hibberd DL; Jamson AH; Jamson SL; Merat N (2013) Designing an in-vehicle eco-driving support system to assist drivers in conserving fuel, Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Europe Chapter .
  • Jamson AH (2012) An Optimisation of Classical Motion Cueing in the University of Leeds Driving Simulator, Driving Simulation Conference, DSC2012 Europe .
  • Xiong Z; Carsten O; Jamson H; Cohn AG (2012) Driving with Smith: A scenario-aware driver model for driving simulation, 21st Annual Conference on Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation 2012, BRiMS 2012 pp.201-208.
  • Xiong Z; Cohn AG; Carsten OMC; Jamson AHJ (2012) Autonomous Local Manoeuvre and Scenario Orchestration Based on Automated Action Planning in Driving Simulation, Driving Simulation Conference, DSC2012 .
  • Jamson AH; Merat N; Carsten OMJ; Lai FCH (2011) Fully-automated driving: the road to future vehicles, Sixth International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design .
  • Merat N; Jamson AH (2011) A Driving Simulator Study to Examine the Role of Vehicle Acoustics on Drivers’ Speed Perception, Sixth International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design .
  • Jamson AH; Merat N (2009) Can Low Cost Road Engineering Measures Combat Driver Fatigue? A Driving Simulator Investigation., 5th International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training, and Vehicle Design .
  • Merat N; Jamson AH (2009) How do drivers behave in a highly automated car?, Fifth International Driving Symposium on Human Factor in Driver Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design .
  • Jamson AH; Horrobin AJ; Auckland RA (2007) Driving: Whatever Happened to the LADS? Design, development and preliminary validation of the new University of Leeds Driving Simulator., Driving Simulation Conference North America 2007 University of Iowa, Iowa, USA Sept 12-14 2007 .
  • Jamson AH (2007) Driving Me Round the Bend: Behavioural Studies Using the New University of Leeds Driving Simulator, Second Motion Simulation Conference .
  • Jamson AH; Merat N (2007) The Effectiveness of Saftey Campaign VMS Messages - A Driving Simulator Investigation, 4th International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training, and Vehicle Design July 9-12, 2007 Stevenson, Washington, USA .
  • Merat N; Jamson AH (2005) Shut up I'm driving! Is talking to an inconsiderate passenger the same as talking on the mobile phone?, Proceedings of the International Driving Symposium on Human factor in Driver Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design, Maine, USA .
  • Jamson AH; Whiffin P; Burchill P (2005) Driver Response to Active Front Steer and Power-Assist Failures, Driving Simulation Conference North America (DSC-NA 2005) .
  • Carsten OMJ; Zakowska L; Jamson AH; Cyunel M (2004) Driver's perception of self explained road infrastructure and architecture, 3rd International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology, Nottingham, UK pp.397-406.
  • Jamson AH; Mouta S (2004) More bang for your buck? A cross-simulator evaluation study, Proceedings of the Driving Simulator Conference DSC 2004 pp.321-332.
  • Mendelson A; Curry E; Southall D; Jamson H; Smith P (2004) Drivers' perception of secondary braking systems, BRAKING 2004: VEHICLE BRAKING AND CHASSIS CONTROL pp.61-100.
  • Jamson AH; Smith P (2003) Driver's Perception of and Response to Brake Failure, Second International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design .
  • Jamson AH; Smith P (2002) How Real Does it Feel? An "Emotional" Validation of the Leeds Driving Simulator, Diving Simulation Conference DSC 2002 .
  • Jamson AH (2001) Image Characteristics and Their Effect on Driving Simulator Validity., First International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design pp.190-195.
  • Jamson SL; Tate FN; Jamson AH (2001) Bilingual Variable Message Signs: A Study of Information Presentation and Driver Distraction, First International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design, Aspen, Colorado pp.153-158.
  • Jamson AH (2000) Driving Simulator Validity: Issues of Field of View and Resolution, Driving Simulation Conference 2000 .
  • Jamson AH; Pyne HC; Carsten OMJ (1999) An evaluation of traffic calming measures using the Leeds Driving Simulator, Paper presented at the Driving Simulation Conference, Paris .
  • Bailey AC; Jamson AH; Parkes AM; Wright S (1999) Recent and future development of the Leeds Driving Simulator, Driving Simulator Conference, Paris .
  • Jamson AH (1999) A behavioural validation of the Leeds Driving Simulator, Paper presented at the Driving Simulation Conference, held in Paris in July .
  • Jamson AH (1998) Curve negotiation in the Leeds Driving Simulator: the role of driver experience, Second International Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics Conference .

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