Michael Evans

Research student, School of Psychology

Research summary

The aim of my research is to investigate stress and  fatigue in train crew.

Teaching summary

PS1018 - Research  Methods in Psychology: Postgraduate tutor at Cardiff University, UK
2015 – Date
Teaching undergraduate psychology students at level 4 scientific       practical report-writing skills, and statistics I & II.
Marking scientific practical reports.
Preparing and delivering practical report feedback.

EEE - Stage 2: Writing  Course at Newcastle University, UK
2014 – 2015
Preparing and teaching over 80 undergraduate level 5 engineering       students at the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering the       following 1 hour seminars:
Introduction to Writing Skills.
Writing your Report.
Writing your Dissertation.
Introduction to Writing an Elevator Pitch.
Citation and Referencing: A Refresher Course.

Teaching Assistant:  Computer Aided Design using AutiCAD at Gorseinon College, UK
1999 – 2003
Teaching between 10 – 14 mature night school students the following       three hours modules over 32 weeks:
2002-2003:  Date: Two-Dimensional Computer Aided Design: Architectural  Building and Planning, Level 4.
2001-2002:  Three-Dimensional Design and Solid Modelling, Level 3.
2000-2001:  Date: Three-Dimensional Design using AutoCAD, Level 3.
1999-2000:  Computer Aided Draughting and Design using AutoCAD, Level 3.

Research interests

Research topics and related papers

Smith, C. S., Folkard, S., Tucker, P., & Evans, M.  S. (2010). Work Schedules, Health  and Safety. In J. C. Quick., & L. E. Tetrick. (Eds.). Handbook of Occupational Health  Psychology (2nd Ed.) (pp. 185-204), Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association. ISBN: 978-1-4338-0776-3.

Funding

2015-2018: ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) and Arriva Trains  Wales (ATW) Studentship –  Cardiff University (£57,927).

2013-2014: SAgE Doctoral Training Award Studentship  – Newcastle University (£26,213).

2013-2014: Newcastle Biomedical Research Council (clinical  trials) (£10,000).

2013-2014: Macular Society (clinical  trials) (£10,000).

2013: Imperial College London Medical  Research Council (clinical  trials) (£1,000).

2012: The James Pantyfedwen Foundation Studentship  (£4,320).

2012: Institute of Neuroscience Research  Award (clinical trials) (£3,000).

2012: The Mike Devenney Scholarship Fund (£1,000).

2011: The James Pantyfedwen Foundation Studentship (£9,275).

2010: The Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation (HHWF) Scholarship (£25,000).

2008: The Swansea University Department of Psychology Postgraduate  Scholarship (£1,500).

2008: The Thomas and Elizabeth Williams Scholarship (£4,800).

2008: The Swansea Further Education and Foundation Trust  Fund Award (£500).

Research group

Developmental  and Health Psychology

Centre  for Occupational Health Psychology (COHP)

Research collaborators

Professor Andrew Smith (School of Psychology, Cardiff University).

Prof. Susan Downes (Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Nuffield Department  of Clinical Neuroscience, University of Oxford).

Mr Richard  Cheong-Leen (Medical Retinal Fellow, Western Eye Hospital,  Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust).

Ms Sheena George (Ophthalmic Consultant, The  Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust).

Dr Quoc Vuong (Institute of  Neuroscience, Newcastle University).

Dr Patrick Degenaar (School of Electrical  and Electronic Engineering, Newcastle University).

Innovation

2013: Introduction to Teaching and Learning in Higher  Education (ITLHE):  Focus on seminars (Newcastle University).

2013: Good Clinical Practice (GCP) – John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford University  Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

2012: Good Clinical Practice (GCP) – Western Eye Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.

2012: Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) – Western Eye Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.

Public  Engagement

Evans, M. S. (2014, October). Enhancing impaired visual perception using electronic visual aids. Undergraduate Orientation Demonstrations  presented at the Neuro-prosthesis  lab, Newcastle, UK.

Evans, M. S. (2014, June). Enhancing impaired visual perception using electronic visual aids. Open Day Public Engagement Demonstrations  presented at the Neuro-prosthesis  lab, Newcastle, UK.

Evans, M. S., & Cheong-Leen, R. (2014, May). Enhancing impaired visual perception using electronic visual aids. Interactive exhibition stand presented at the Imperial  Festival 8 – 10th May, 2014, London, UK.

Evans, M. S. (2013, October). Enhancing impaired visual perception using electronic visual aids. Undergraduate Orientation Demonstrations  presented at the Neuro-prosthesis  lab, Newcastle, UK.

Evans, M. S., & Al Yaman, M. (2013, October). Retinal Degeneration: Age-related macular  degeneration (AMD) advanced electronic visual aids. Interactive exhibition stand presented at  the British Science Festival 2013. Newcastle, UK.

Evans, M. S. (2013, October). Enhancing impaired visual perception using electronic visual aids.  Exhibition stand presented at The Macular Society: Top Doctors conference.  London, UK.

Evans, M. S. (2013, June). Enhancing impaired visual perception using electronic visual aids. Open Day Public Engagement Demonstrations  presented at the Neuro-prosthesis  lab, Newcastle, UK.

Evans, M. S. (2013, April). Face recognition: A novel auditory feedback system. Exhibition  stand presented at The Macular Society: Top Doctors conference.  York, UK.

Evans, M. S. (2012, October). Enhancing impaired visual perception using electronic visual aids. Undergraduate Orientation Demonstrations  presented at the Neuro-prosthesis  lab, Newcastle, UK.

Evans, M. S., & Vuong, Q. C. (2012, July). Enhancing impaired visual perception using electronic visual aids.  Interactive exhibition stand presented at  The Big Bang North East 2012 Public Engagement event. Newcastle, UK.

Evans, M. S. (2012, June). Retinal Degeneration: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) advanced electronic visual aids. Exhibition  stand presented at The Macular Society: Top Doctors conference.  Newcastle, UK.

Evans, M. S. (2012, June). Enhancing impaired visual perception using electronic visual aids. Open Day Public Engagement Demonstrations  presented at the Neuro-prosthesis  lab, Newcastle, UK.

Evans, M. S., & Vuong, Q. C. (2011, October). Enhancing impaired visual perception using electronic visual aids. Interactive exhibition stand presented at the Patient and Public  Engagement  2011 Showcase event. Newcastle, UK.

2010

  • Smith, C. S.et al. 2010. Work schedules, health and safety. In: Quick, J. C. and Tetrick, L. E. eds. Handbook of Occupational Health Psychology.. American Psychological Association., pp. 185-204.