Associate Professor Samuel G Charlton

Chair of Psychology

Qualifications: BA San Jose MA, PhD New Mexico

School of Psychology


About Samuel

Dr Charlton received his PhD in Experimental Psychology from the University of New Mexico. Since then, he has held positions at the University of Albuquerque, the Veterans Administration Medical Center in New Mexico, the BDM Corporation, and the US Air Force Operational Test & Evaluation Center.


Psychology; Transport

Attention, memory, skilled performance

Research Interests

Dr Charlton's research interests include applied cognitive psychology and human factors. Current projects are in the area of driver behaviour including driver attention, perception, & performance.

Dr Charlton is available to supervise students in a range of topics related to applied cognitive psychology including everyday memory, information representation, and skilled performance in domains such as transportation and design.

Recent Publications

  • Charlton, S. G., & Starkey, N. J. (2017). Driving on urban roads: How we come to expect the ‘correct’ speed. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 108, 251-260. doi:10.1016/j.aap.2017.09.010

  • Starkey, N. J., Charlton, S. G., Malhotra, N., & Ameratunga, S. (2017). Prevalence of psychotropic drug use prior to driving. Journal of Transport & Health, 4, 108-117. doi:10.1016/j.jth.2016.12.004

  • Burdett, B. R. D., Starkey, N. J., & Charlton, S. G. (2017). The close to home effect in road crashes. Safety Science, 98, 1-8. doi:10.1016/j.ssci.2017.04.009

  • Clark, H. E., Perrone, J. A., Isler, R. B., & Charlton, S. G. (2017). Fixating on the size-speed illusion of approaching railway trains: What we can learn from our eye movements. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 99, 110-113. doi:10.1016/j.aap.2016.11.013

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Contact Details

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Charlton, AProf Samuel 9225 samiam K.1.13 School of Psychology