• 208 Citations
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20072019
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Biography

Alex has 20 years of Applied Psychology and Human Factors research, teaching and consultancy experience across, military, industrial and civilian domains. He is a Chartered Psychologist, Chartered Ergonomist, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Alex has previously worked for the Defence Evaluation Research Agency (DERA now QinetiQ) on a range of MoD funded projects. He also has worked in UK universities on Human Factors projects ranging from human-machine interaction (e.g. user interaction in virtual environments; speech input for real and virtual environments); transport (e.g. advanced automotive interfaces; driver and motorcyclist behaviour) and security (e.g. CCTV, surveillance and counter-terrorism applications).

Alex has over 170 journal publications, conference papers, book chapters and a book (‘Hostile Intent and Counter-Terrorism’). He has acted as guest editor for five special issues of leading Human Factors and Security journals. One of his recent papers won the ‘Best Paper Award’ for the 2013 Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics Conference.

Research Interests

CCTV ; Security ; Transport ; Surveillance ; Human Factors ; Human-machine interaction ; Counter-terrorism applications; Virtual and augmented reality ; Advanced automotive interfaces ; Driver and motorcyclist behaviour

Vision Statement

Human Factors is the discipline that combines aspects of both Engineering and Psychology to investigate interactions amongst humans and other elements of technical and/or social systems. I work from an applied perspective to investigate Psychological issues in security (e.g. surveillance, suspicious behaviours, CCTV issues, counter-terrorism) and transport (e.g. aviation, driver and motorcyclist behaviour and interface design). I have also worked and published across a range of other areas including: transport simulation; virtual and augmented reality; speech recognition; forensic speech analysis; inclusive design and older users of mobile phone technologies; older workers in manufacturing; safety and toxicology; sustainability and micro-generation.

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Human engineering Engineering & Materials Science
Ergonomics Engineering & Materials Science
Hand Medicine & Life Sciences
Protective Gloves Medicine & Life Sciences
assembly work Social Sciences
Aviation Engineering & Materials Science
Motorcycles Medicine & Life Sciences
performance Social Sciences

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Research Output 2007 2019

Fragility of Tertiary Ergonomics/Human Factors Programmes

Legg, S. J. & Stedmon, A. W. 1 Jan 2019 Proceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018) - Volume IV: Organizational Design and Management ODAM, Professional Affairs, Forensic. Springer-Verlag London Ltd, Vol. 821, p. 186-191 6 p. (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; vol. 821)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

Ergonomics
Human engineering
Teaching
Chemical analysis

Taking to the Skies: Developing a Dedicated MSc Course in Aviation Human Factors

Stedmon, A. W., Grant, R., Harris, D., Legg, S., Scott, S., Richards, D., Huddlestone, J. & Blundell, J. 1 Jan 2019 Proceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018) - Volume IV: Organizational Design and Management ODAM, Professional Affairs, Forensic. Springer-Verlag London Ltd, Vol. 821, p. 57-61 5 p. (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; vol. 821)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

Human engineering
Aviation
Cabins (aircraft)
Engineers
Controllers

Angle of attack displays in the cockpit – Are they fit for purpose?

Everett, S. B., Bromfield, M. A., Scott, S. & Stedmon, A. W. 29 Jun 2018 2018 Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA, AIAA 2018-3263

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

Cockpits (aircraft)
Angle of attack
Display devices
Aviation
Aircraft

Now you see it, now you don’t: A change blindness assessment of flight display complexity and pilot performance

McDermott Ealding, C. & Stedmon, A. 30 May 2018 Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics - 15th International Conference, EPCE 2018, Held as Part of HCI International 2018, Proceedings. Springer-Verlag London Ltd, Vol. 10906 LNAI, p. 637-648 12 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 10906 LNAI)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

Vision System
Display
Display devices
Training aircraft
Aircraft

The role of the media in the perception of UAVs

Richards, D. & Stedmon, A. 1 Jan 2018 2018 Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA, AIAA 2018-3514

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)
Conveying
Industry