• 25 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
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Research Interests

Physiology; Psychological stress; Human factors analysis; Heart rate variability; Human machine interface


Following completion of his BSc in Biological Science at Coventry University Graham continued to collaborate with the faculty, resulting in the publication of 1 peer reviewed research article. This work acted as the catalyst for his PhD which he was awarded in 2009; involving the development and testing of a novel innate immunological chemiluminescent assay for the objective assessment of psycho-physiological stress; focusing on its potential application for assessing ergonomic interaction within the automotive industry (working in collaboration with and sponsored by Jaguar Land Rover Ltd). This work resulted in the publication of 4 peer reviewed research articles and has led to further JLR sponsored applied research.

Graham's current focus, again working in collaboration with JLR is in the use of Heart Rate Variability and its application as a non-invasive, low impact, near real-time assay of psycho-physiological stress (Project commenced 2012). His research has also aided in the development of a cross faculty, multidisciplinary research group at Coventry University which received initial start-up funding from the Vice Chancellor's investment fund (2011).

The aim of the Human Technology Centre (HTC) is to provide a truly integrated business-driven approach to human machine interface (HMI) customer-focused innovation, aligned to automotive and transport solutions; with the aim of pioneering a unique human-centred approach to design and engineering.

Vision Statement

My research aligns with, and is a progression of my PhD program of study, focusing on novel physiological techniques for objectively quantifying altered mental loading and psychological stress. I am fascinated by the existence and effects of the psycho-physiological connections that occur in humans and how these are influenced and modified through interaction with the external environment. The potential benefits of being able to quantify these changes are vast and are capable of improving everyday life.


  • QP Physiology
  • Human Factors
  • QM Human anatomy
  • Q Science (General)
  • Biomolecular Sciences
  • LB2300 Higher Education

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Research Output 2010 2017

  • 25 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
  • 4 Article
  • 1 Paper
50 Downloads (Pure)

UAV Operator mental workload: A neurophysiological comparison of mental workload and vigilance

Richards, D., Izzetogolu, K. & Shelton-Rayner, G., Jun 2017. 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)
Near infrared spectroscopy
Human engineering
Decision support systems
Mathematical operators
7 Citations (Scopus)
25 Downloads (Pure)

Leukocyte responsiveness, a quantitative assay for subjective mental workload

Shelton-Rayner, G. K., Mian, R., Chandler, S., Robertson, D. & Macdonald, D. W., Jan 2012, In : International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics. 42, 1, p. 25-33

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
4 Citations (Scopus)
31 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
11 Citations (Scopus)
30 Downloads (Pure)

Leukocyte reactivity as an objective means of quantifying mental loading during ergonomic evaluation

Shelton-Rayner, G. K., Macdonald, D. W., Chandler, S., Robertson, D. & Mian, R., 2010, In : Cellular Immunology. 263, 1, p. 22-30

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Activities 2008 2008

  • 1 Participation in conference

Biophilia Symposium

Graham Shelton-Rayner (Speaker)
1 Sep 2008

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference