Professor Samuel G Charlton

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Qualifications: BA San Jose MA, PhD New Mexico

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About Samuel

Dr Charlton received his PhD in Experimental Psychology from the University of New Mexico. Following that, he 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 before moving to New Zealand to take up a position at the University of Waikato in 1995.


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

  • Starkey, N. J., & Charlton, S. G. (2020). Drivers use of In-Vehicle Information Systems and perceptions of their effects on driving. Frontiers in Sustainable Cities, 2. doi:10.3389/frsc.2020.00039

  • Sivasubramaniyam, R. D., Charlton, S. G., & Sargisson, R. J. (2020). Mode choice and mode commitment in commuters. Travel Behaviour and Society, 19, 20-32. doi:10.1016/j.tbs.2019.10.007 Open Access version:

  • Starkey, N. J., & Charlton, S. G. (2020). The role of control in risk perception on rural roads. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 142, 105573. doi:10.1016/j.aap.2020.105573 Open Access version:

  • Randell, N. J. S., Charlton, S. G., & Starkey, N. J. (2020). Driving With ADHD: Performance effects and environment demand in traffic. Journal of Attention Disorders, 24(4), 1570-1580. doi:10.1177/1087054716658126

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Contact Details

Name  Extn.  Username  Room  Department
Charlton, Prof Samuel 9225 samiam J.1.26 School of Psychology