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Professor Samuel G Charlton

Qualifications: BA San Jose MA, PhD New Mexico

(samiam@waikato.ac.nz)

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.

Expertise

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

  • Dua, M. J., & Charlton, S. G. (2019). Audio on the go: The effect of audio cues on memory in driving. Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives, 1, 100004. doi:10.1016/j.trip.2019.100004 Open Access version: https://hdl.handle.net/10289/13114

  • Burdett, B. R. D., Charlton, S. G., & Starkey, N. J. (2019). Mind wandering during everyday driving: An on-road study. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 122, 76-84. doi:10.1016/j.aap.2018.10.001

  • Charlton, S. G., & Starkey, N. J. (2018). (Editorial) Attention and awareness in everyday driving. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 57, 1-3. doi:10.1016/j.trf.2018.04.014

  • Burdett, B. R. D., Charlton, S. G., & Starkey, N. J. (2018). Inside the commuting driver's wandering mind. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 57, 59-74. doi:10.1016/j.trf.2017.11.002

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Contact Details

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