Professor Samantha Jamson
Staff Development Director & Deputy Director
Dr. Jamson is a Chartered Psychologist at the Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds. She is a member of the Safety and Technology Group, a multidisciplinary team undertaking research in road safety and driver behaviour. With twenty years experience in the field, she has worked on a variety of research projects using driving simulators and instrumented cars as evaluation tools. She has been principal investigator on a range of projects, including evaluations of Transport Telematics applications, road design, and driver impairment. She managed a European project developing metrics for driver distraction and has since been involved in further national and European projects to extend this work. Samantha is a member of the British Standards group on Human Machine Interface issues and the Institution of Highways Engineers (Health and Safety) working group. She recently chaired a European Working Group on motorcycle safety, delivering high-priority research needs to the European Commission. Her research involves collaboration with national and international policymakers (Department for Transport, Highways Agency, European Commission) as well as industrial collaboration for both research and PhD supervision.
- Principal Research Fellow, Institute for Transport Studies (ITS), University of Leeds
- Director of International Activities, Institute for Transport Studies (ITS), University of Leeds (2009-12)
- Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society
- Member of the BSI Committee EPL/278
- Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society
- Member of the BSI Committee EPL/278
- EcoDriver (http://www.ecodriver-project.eu/) ecoDriver targets a 20% reduction of CO2 emissions and fuel consumption in road transport by encouraging the adoption of green driving behaviour. Drivers will receive eco-driving recommendations and feedback adapted to them and to their vehicle characteristics. A range of driving profiles, powertrains (conventional, hybrid, electrical) and vehicles types (passenger cars, vans, trucks, buses) will be tested in order to optimise the driver-powertrain-environment feedback loop. The ultimate goal is to deliver the most appropriate eco-driving advice or feedback for any given situation.
Current PhD students:
- James Musgrave “An Evaluation of the Transtheoretical Model to Promote Travel Behaviour Change of Attendees at Sport Venues”
- Yvonne Taylor “Fatigued driving in shift workers – the impact on road safety”
- Akshay Dwarakanath “Development of a driving simulator to predict driving performance in patients with Sleep Apnoea Hypopnoea Syndrome”
- Sanna Pampel "How can Mental Models of Eco-Driving be Measured, Represented and Changed?"
- Tatjana Zimasa "The interaction between driving pleasure and safety"
Please get in touch if you wish to discuss PhD topics
- Safety of Road Transport
- Engineering Aspects of Road Safety
New UK/EU PhD Scholarship available: Fatigue and distraction in multi-modal transport operators
Deadline 11th March – drop me an email to discuss!
- Zimasa T; Jamson S; Henson B (2017) Are happy drivers safer drivers? Evidence from hazard response times and eye tracking data, Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 46, pp.14-23. doi: 10.1016/j.trf.2016.12.005
- Baluwala A; Ghosh D; Dwarakanath A; Twiddy M; Daxter P; Jamson SL; Elliott M (2016) OSAS AND DRIVING - BTS RETURN SURVEY TO ASSESS CONSISTENCY OF ADVICE GIVEN TO PATIENTS AT DIAGNOSIS AND AFTER TREATMENT- A REPEAT OF THE 2013 SURVEY TO EVALUATE THE IMPACT OF A BTS STATEMENT AND NEW DVLA REGULATIONS, THORAX, 71, pp.A120-A121. doi: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2016-209333.208
- Jamson S; Mrozek M (2016) Is three the magic number? The role of ergonomic principles in cross country comprehension of road traffic signs, Ergonomics, pp.1-8. doi: 10.1080/00140139.2016.1245874
- Ghosh D; Jamson SL; Baxter PD; Elliott MW (2015) Factors that affect simulated driving in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea, ERJ Open Research, 1, . doi: 10.1183/23120541.00074-2015
- Jamson SL; Brouwer R; Seewald P (2015) Supporting eco-driving, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, 58, pp.629-630. doi: 10.1016/j.trc.2015.06.020
- Jamson S; Benetou D; Tate F (2015) The impact of arc visibility on curve negotiation, Advances in Transportation Studies, 2015, pp.79-92.
- Dwarakanath A; Twiddy M; Ghosh D; Jamson SL; Baxter PD; Elliott MW (2014) Variability in clinicians' opinions regarding fitness to drive in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS)., Thorax, . doi: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2014-206180
- Hibberd DL; Jamson H; Jamson SL (2014) The design of an in-vehicle assistance system to support eco-driving, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, . doi: 10.1016/j.trc.2015.04.013
- Jamson SL; Hibberd DL; Jamson AH (2014) Drivers' ability to learn eco-driving skills; effects on fuel efficient and safe driving behaviour, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, . doi: 10.1016/j.trc.2015.02.004
- Pampel SM; Jamson SL; Hibberd DL; Barnard Y (2014) How I reduce fuel consumption: An experimental study on mental models of eco-driving, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, . doi: 10.1016/j.trc.2015.02.005
- Teh E; Jamson S; Carsten O; Jamson H (2014) Temporal fluctuations in driving demand: The effect of traffic complexity on subjective measures of workload and driving performance, Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 22, pp.207-217. doi: 10.1016/j.trf.2013.12.005
- Dwarakanath A; Ghosh D; Jamson S; Elliott M (2013) Comparing driving simulator parameters between obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) patients and controls in an office based advanced driving simulator (MiniSim), EUROPEAN RESPIRATORY JOURNAL, 42, .
- Dwarakanath A; Ghosh D; Jamson S; Elliott M (2013) Impact of gender on driving performance on an office based advanced driving simulator (MiniSim), EUROPEAN RESPIRATORY JOURNAL, 42, .
- Carsten O; Kircher K; Jamson S (2013) Vehicle-based studies of driving in the real world: The hard truth?, Accident Analysis and Prevention, 58, pp.162-174. doi: 10.1016/j.aap.2013.06.006
- Hibberd DL; Jamson SL; Carsten OMJ (2013) Mitigating the effects of in-vehicle distractions through use of the Psychological Refractory Period paradigm, Accident Analysis and Prevention, 50, pp.1096-1103. doi: 10.1016/j.aap.2012.08.016
- Jamson SL (2013) What impact does legislation have on drivers' in-vehicle use of nomadic devices?, Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 16, pp.138-150. doi: 10.1016/j.trf.2012.08.014
- Jamson SL (2013) The Role of Acceptance in Behavioural Adaptation, BEHAVIOURAL ADAPTATION AND ROAD SAFETY: THEORY, EVIDENCE AND ACTION, pp.289-302.
- Jamson SL; Rudin-Brown CM (2013) BEHAVIOURAL ADAPTATION and ROAD SAFETY Theory, Evidence and Action Conclusions and Future Directions, BEHAVIOURAL ADAPTATION AND ROAD SAFETY: THEORY, EVIDENCE AND ACTION, pp.429-431.
- Rudin-Brown CM; Jamson SL (2013) BEHAVIOURAL ADAPTATION and ROAD SAFETY Theory, Evidence and Action Preface, BEHAVIOURAL ADAPTATION AND ROAD SAFETY: THEORY, EVIDENCE AND ACTION, pp.XI-XIV.
- Dwarakanath A; Ghosh D; Jamson SL; Elliott MW (2012) ASSESSMENT OF COGNITIVE DYSFUNCTION USING THE COGNITIVE FAILURES QUESTIONNAIRE (CFQ) TOOL IN PATIENTS WITH OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNOEA SYNDROME (OSAS), THORAX, 67, pp.A182-A182. doi: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2012-202678.359
- Chorlton K; Conner M; Jamson S (2012) Identifying the psychological determinants of risky riding: An application of an extended Theory of Planned Behaviour, Accident Analysis and Prevention, 49, pp.142-153. doi: 10.1016/j.aap.2011.07.003
- Ghosh D; Jamson SL; Baxter PD; Elliott MW (2012) Continuous measures of driving performance on an advanced office-based driving simulator can be used to predict simulator task failure in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome, Thorax, 67, pp.815-821. doi: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2011-200699
- Jamson S; Chorlton K; Carsten O (2012) Could Intelligent Speed Adaptation make overtaking unsafe?, Accident Analysis and Prevention, 48, pp.29-36. doi: 10.1016/j.aap.2010.11.011
- Chorlton K; Hess S; Jamson S; Wardman M (2012) Deal or no deal: Can incentives encourage widespread adoption of intelligent speed adaptation devices?, Accident Analysis and Prevention, 48, pp.73-82. doi: 10.1016/j.aap.2011.02.019
- Smith AP; Jamson S (2012) An investigation of the effects of the common cold on simulated driving performance and detection of collisions: A laboratory study, BMJ Open, 2, . doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2012-001047
- Merat N; Lai F; Jamson SL (2011) The comparative merits of expert observation, subjective and objective data in determining the effects of in-vehicle information systems on driving performance, Safety Science, 49, pp.172-177. doi: 10.1016/j.ssci.2010.07.005
- Jamson SL; Jamson AH (2010) The validity of a low-cost simulator for the assessment of the effects of in-vehicle information systems, Safety Science, 48, pp.1477-1483. doi: 10.1016/j.ssci.2010.07.008
- Jamson S; Lai F; Jamson H (2010) Driving simulators for robust comparisons: A case study evaluating road safety engineering treatments, Accident Analysis and Prevention, 42, pp.961-971. doi: 10.1016/j.aap.2009.04.014
- Jamson S; Chorlton K (2009) The changing nature of motorcycling: Patterns of use and rider characteristics, Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 12, pp.335-346. doi: 10.1016/j.trf.2009.04.002
- Jamson S; Wardman M; Batley R; Carsten O (2008) Developing a driving Safety Index using a Delphi stated preference experiment, Accident Analysis and Prevention, 40, pp.435-442. doi: 10.1016/j.aap.2007.07.014
- Jamson SL; Jamson AH (2007) Safety implications of a pedestrian protection system: the driver's point of view, INT J VEHICLE DES, 45, pp.397-410.
- Jamson S (2006) Would those who need ISA, use it? Investigating the relationship between drivers' speed choice and their use of a voluntary ISA system, TRANSPORT RES F-TRAF, 9, pp.195-206. doi: 10.1016/j.trf.2005.11.002
- Jamson SL; Tate FN; Jamson AH (2005) Evaluating the effects of bilingual traffic signs on driver performance and safety., Ergonomics, 48, pp.1734-1748. doi: 10.1080/00140130500142191
- Jamson SL (2004) Evaluation of techniques to improve the legibility of bilingual Variable Message Signs, Advances in Transportation Studies, B IV, pp.71-88.
- Comte SL; Wardman MR; Whelan GA (2000) Drivers' acceptance of automatic speed limiters: implications for policy and implementation, Transport Policy, 7, pp.259-267.
- Comte SL (2000) New systems: new behaviour?, Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 3, pp.95-111.
- Comte SL; Jamson AH (2000) Traditional and innovative speed-reducing measures for curves: an investigation of driver behaviour using a driving simulator, Safety Science, 36, pp.137-150.
- Jamson SL; Rudin-Brown C (2013) Behavioural Adaptation and Road Safety: Theory, Evidence, and Action, CRC Press.
- Comte SL (1999) Speed management: targeting the road, vehicle or driver?, In: Harris D (Ed) Engineering psychology and cognitive ergonomics, 3, Ashgate, pp.321-328.
- Jamson SL; Chorlton K; Jamson AH; Horrobin A; Carsten OMJ (2008) Results of Simulator Experiments., .
- Carsten OMJ; Fowkes M; Lai F; Chorlton K; Jamson S; Tate FN; Simpkin R (2008) Intelligent speed adaptation: Final report, .
- Carsten O; Fowkes M; Lai F; Chorlton K; Jamson S; Tate F; Simpkin R (2008) Executive summary of project results., .
- Jamson SL; Carsten OMJ; Chorlton K; Fowkes M (2005) Intelligent Speed Adaptation: Literature Review and Scoping Study, .
- Jamson SL; Chorlton K (2005) Differences between London motorcyclists and those from the rest of the UK, .
- Jamson SL; Chorlton K; Conner MT (2005) The Older Motorcyclist: Final Report, .
- Jamson SL (2004) The Prevalence and antecedents of risky motorcycling behaviour, .
- Carsten OMJ; Comte SL; Tate FN (2000) Traffic calming with new technology: accident savings and driver behaviour., .
- Dwarakanath A; Jamson SL; Baxter PD; Elliott MW (2014) REPEATABILITY AND EFFECT OF INCENTIVES ON AN OFFICE BASED ADVANCED DRIVING SIMULATOR (MINIUOLDS) TO ASSESS DRIVING PERFORMANCE IN OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNOEA SYNDROME (OSAS), THORAX 69, pp.A15-A15. doi: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2014-206260.30
- Dwarakanath A; Ghosh D; Jamson SL; Baxter PD; Twiddy M; Elliott MW (2013) RESIDUAL DROWSINESS AND CPAP COMPLIANCE IN OSAS PATIENTS AND THE DVLA- ON BEHALF OF THE BRITISH THORACIC SOCIETY SLEEP APNOEA SAG, THORAX 68, pp.A191-A192. doi: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2013-204457.404
- Dwarakanath A; Ghosh D; Jamson SL; Baxter PD; Twiddy M; Elliott MW (2013) VARIABILITY IN CLINICIAN'S PERCEPTION REGARDING FITNESS TO DRIVE IN PATIENTS WITH OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNOEA SYNDROME (OSAS)-ON BEHALF OF THE BRITISH THORACIC SOCIETY SLEEP APNOEA SAG, THORAX 68, pp.A5-A6. doi: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2013-204457.11
- Dwarakanath A; Ghosh D; Jamson SL; Elliott MW (2012) COMPARING COPING STRATEGIES WHILE DRIVING IN PATIENTS WITH OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNOEA SYNDROME (OSAS) AND IN HEALTHY CONTROLS, THORAX 67, pp.A24-A25. doi: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2012-202678.053
- Hibberd DL; Jamson SL; Carsten OMJ (2012) The existence and impact of the Psychological Refractory Period effect in the driving environment, In: de Waard D; Merat N; Jamson AH; Barnard Y; Carsten OMJ (Ed) Human Factors of Systems and Technology pp.249-262.
- Ghosh D; Jamson SL; Baxter PD; Elliott MW (2011) DOES TIME OF DAY AFFECT OUTCOMES ON AN ADVANCED OFFICE BASED DRIVING SIMULATOR IN PATIENTS WITH OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNOEA SYNDROME (OSAS)?, THORAX 66, pp.A76-A76. doi: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2011-201054c.21
- Ghosh D; Jamson SL; Baxter PD; Elliott MW (2011) IMPACT OF PATIENTS' PERCEPTION OF PROBLEM DRIVING, SYMPTOMS AND SEVERITY OF OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNOEA SYNDROME (OSAS) ON OUTCOMES ON AN ADVANCED OFFICE BASED DRIVING SIMULATOR, THORAX 66, pp.A75-A76. doi: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2011-201054c.20
- Hibberd DL; Jamson SL; Carsten OMJ (2010) Managing in-vehicle distractions - Evidence from the psychological refractory period paradigm, AutomotiveUI 2010 - 2nd International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, Conference Proceedings pp.4-11. doi: 10.1145/1969773.1969775
- Ghosh D; Jamson S; Elliott MW (2010) AN OFFICE BASED ADVANCED DRIVING SIMULATOR TO ASSESS DRIVING PERFORMANCE IN OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNOEA SYNDROME (OSAS): A PILOT STUDY, THORAX 65, pp.A10-A10. doi: 10.1136/thx.2010.150912.15
- 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 .
- Hibberd DL; Jamson SL; Carsten OMJ (2012) Can the Psychological Refractory Period paradigm be used to reduce distraction-related vehicle crashes?, International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology .
- Jamson SL (2011) Does legislation influence drivers’ propensity to use Nomadic Devices whilst driving?, 2nd International Conference on Driver Distraction and Inattention pp.45-45.
- Jamson SL; Lai FCH (2011) Are novelty effects of road safety treatments observable in simulator experiments?, the 90th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board .
- Chorlton K; Hess S; Jamson S; Wardman M (2009) An investigation into the demand for Intelligent Speed Adaptation (ISA) systems in the United Kingdom, European Transport Conference, Noordwijkerhout, October 2009. .
- Jamson S; Kircher K; Brouwer R (2009) Methodological challenges and solutions in the eurofot project, 16th ITS World Congress .
- Jamson SL; Lai F; Carsten OMJ (2008) Low-cost engineering measures for speed management., DfT Behavioural Seminar .
- Carsten OMJ; Jamson SL; Chorlton K; Lai FCH (2007) Did we need a long-term study of driving with Intelligent Speed Adaptation or would the earlier short-term studies have been sufficient?, Behavioural Research in Road Safety, Seventeenth Seminar .
- Jamson SL; Chorlton K (2003) Who rides on our roads? An exploratory study of the UK motorcycling fleet., DfT Behavioural Research Seminar: Thirteenth Proceedings .
- Jamson SL (2002) Do those who need ISA, use it?, ICTTP, Nagoya 2002. .
- 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.
- Carsten OMJ; Jamson SL (2001) User Trials with Intelligent Speed Limiters, .
- Comte SL (1996) Response to automatic speed control in urban areas: a simulator study, Working Paper 477, 477, .