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Dr Phil Morgan

Dr Phil Morgan

Reader

School of Psychology

Email:
morganphil@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 225 10784
Location:
9.18, Tower Building, 70 Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3AT
Available for postgraduate supervision

BSc (Cardiff), DipRes (Cardiff), PhD (Cardiff), PGCHE (University of Wales), AFBPS, FHEA

Reader in Human Factors Psychology and Cognitive Science, School of Psychology, Cardiff University 

Director of the Human Factors Excellence (HuFEx) Research Group, Cardiff University.

Senior Researcher and Technical Lead in Cyber Psychology and Human Factors (Secondment), Airbus, UK. 

 

Research summary

I Direct the Human Factors Excellence (HuFEx) Research Group at Cardiff University. We are a group of >35 Cardiff University Staff and PGR Students with strong links to >50 external organisations. We conduct cutting edge human factors research that generally fits within one or more of the following themes: defence and security; design of internal and external spaces; emergency services; healthcare and patient safety; human-machine system design, integration and training; and intelligent mobility. We have multiple past and current projects in each of these areas, funded by e.g., ESRC, EPSRC, IUK, MOD, SOS Alarm (Sweden) and the UK Government. 

I am particularly motivated by research that speaks to real world research questions and problems involving human performance, with the goal of identifying effective, feasible and applicable solutions. Thus, as well as conducting lots of laboratory experiments at Cardiff University and with national and international collaborators, I also test people operating within workplace settings such as, defence and security (including cyber) and emergency services and healthcare. 

My main human factors research interests are related to cyber psychology, intelligent mobility, and human-machine interface (HMI) design.

- My cyber psychology projects tend to be focussed on examining human susceptibility to cyber attack methods and developing interventions that quite often capitalise upon human cognitive abilities (i.e., not treating the human as the main weakness). Projects in this area have been funded by Airbus, CREST and ESRC.

- My intelligent mobility projects tend to be in the area of autonomous vehicles (AVs) and connected autonomous vehicles (CAVs). Recent multi-collaborator projects include 'Venturer Autonomous Vehicles for UK Roads’ (http://www.venturer-cars.com/)  and 'Flourish Connected Autonomous Vehicles’ (http://www.flourishmobility.com/). Within these projects, we are exploring factors such as handover and handback of manual controls within highly automated vehicles (Venturer), designing human-machine interfaces for fully autonomous vehicles developed for e.g., older adults (Flourish), and, trust in automated vehicles when negotiating junctions, other traffic, pedestrians and cyclists (Venturer).

- My HMI design projects have ranged from researching the design, usability, functionality and adaptability of interfaces within road vehicles to command centres. Projects in this area have been funded by e.g., UK MOD (various funding streams), EPSRC, and through international work with e.g., SOS Alarm. 

My cognitive experimental work tends to focus on the effects of visual and auditory interruption and distraction on performance of a range of laboratory and workplace primary tasks involving attention, short-term memory and problem solving. Some of my past work i has involved unpicking the effects of interruption on goal-directed memory, and, adapting features of computer interfaces to encourage deeper cognitive processing of key information and thereafter protect against negative effects of interruption. More recently, I am exploring (with collaborators and PhD students) the efficacy of this and other methods within e.g., emergency and critical care hospital settings. I am also interested in the features of interrupting tasks and distracting stimuli (such as background speech and sound) that exacerbate the degree of disruption caused, such as complexity, duration, meaning (including emotivity), and content (including cues to potential malevolence).

Primarily I use behavioural experimental and human factors techniques and methods (including driving simulators, eye tracking) with some recent work involving the use of high density EEG kit. Some of my studies also involve testing people in fully autonomous road vehicles.

Teaching summary

At Level 6 (final-year undergraduate), I lead the Human Factors Psychology (PS3118) module. I also supervise final year projects (Level 6 PS3000) on various topics related to my research areas of expertise including: task interruption and distraction, cyber security, emotion and cognition, cognitive strategy adaptation, problem solving, and driving (including autonomous vehicle research).

Undergraduate education

  • 2001: BSc (Hons) Psychology – School of Psychology, Cardiff University

Postgraduate education

  • 2002: PGDip Research Methods – School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University
  • 2005: PhD 'Now, where was I?’ A cognitive experimental analysis of the influence of interruption on goal-directed behaviour’ – School of Psychology, Cardiff University
  • 2012: PGCHE – School of Education, University of Wales Newport

Employment

  • Mar 2019-: Reader in Human Factors and Cognitive Science, School of Psychology, Cardiff University
  • Mar 2019-: Senior Researcher and Technical Lead in Cyber Psychology and Human Factors, Airbus, Newport, UK (Secondment)
  • Sep 2017-Feb 2019: Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Science and Human Factors, School of Psychology, Cardiff University
  • Jan 2015-Aug 2017: Senior Lecturer in Cognitive and Human Factors Psychology, Department of Health and Social  Sciences - Psychology, UWE-Bristol
  • Sep 2013-Jan 2015: Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Psychology, University of South Wales
  • May 2011-Aug 2013: Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Psychology, University of Wales, Newport
  • Dec 2010-Jan 2011: Part-time Visiting Lecturer in Cognitive Psychology, University of Wales, Newport
  • Jun 2005-May 2011: Research Associate, School of Psychology, Cardiff University
  • Jan 2005-May 2005: Research Assistant, School of Psychology, Cardiff University
  • Oct 2004-Dec 2004: Research Technician, School of Psychology, Cardiff University
  • Oct 2002-Sep 2004: Research and Statistics Advisor, School of Psychology, Cardiff University

Honours and awards

Awards/external committees

2018-19: Cardiff University School of Psychology Student Life Award

2011-14: Winner of 18 student awards at University of South Wales (Outstanding Lecturer, Inspirational Lecturer, Innovative Teaching & Assessment, Outstanding Personal Tutor, Extra Mile  Award);

2012: Vice Chancellor’s Award - outstanding  contribution to the life, work, and student experience at the University of Wales - Newport;

2004:  Royal Garden Party Invitation for outstanding research achievement and potential within an academic field at Cardiff University for a PGR student under the age of 25.

Professional memberships

Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPS)
Member of the Experimental Psychology Society (EPS)
Associate Fellow of the Association of Learning Technology (AFALT)
Fellow of the HEA (FHEA)

Academic positions

  • Jan 2015-Aug 2017: Senior Lecturer in Cognitive and Human Factors Psychology, Department of Health and Social  Sciences - Psychology, UWE-Bristol
  • Sep 2013-Jan 2015: Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Psychology, University of South Wales
  • May 2011-Aug 2013: Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Psychology, University of Wales, Newport
  • Dec 2010-Jan 2011: Part-time Visiting Lecturer in Cognitive Psychology, University of Wales, Newport
  • Jun 2005-May 2011: Research Associate, School of Psychology, Cardiff University
  • Jan 2005-May 2005: Research Assistant, School of Psychology, Cardiff University
  • Oct 2004-Dec 2004: Research Technician, School of Psychology, Cardiff University
  • Oct 2002-Sep 2004: Research and Statistics Advisor, School of Psychology, Cardiff University

Committees and reviewing

2018-: School of Psychology Research Committee, Cardiff University

PhD examiner at University College London, University of Gloucestershire, University of South Wales, and University of the West of  England – Bristol

External validation panel advisor: University of Wales, Trinity St David

Ad hoc peer reviewer for: Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied; Human-Computer Interaction; Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology; Acta Psychologica; La Travail Humain; Memory and Cognition; Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science; Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications; Human Factors; Journal of Cognitive Psychology; International Journal of Human Computer Studies; International Journal of Human Computer Studies; Human Factors (Conference Proceedings)

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At Level 6 (final-year undergraduate), I lead the Human Factors Psychology (PS3118) module. I also supervise final year projects (Level 6 PS3000) on various topics related to my research areas of expertise including: task interruption and distraction, cyber security, emotion and cognition, cognitive strategy adaptation, problem solving, and driving (including autonomous vehicle research).

Research topics and related papers

Cyber Psychology

Intelligent Mobility & Future Transport (Esp. Autonomous Vehicles)

Human-Machine Interface Design and Human-Computer Interaction

AI & Robotics 

Interruptions and Distractions 

Military Psychology

Memory

Problem Solving

Key Journal Articles

Whittle, C., Whitmarsh, L., Hagger, P., Morgan, P. L., & Parkhurst, G. P. (2019). User decision-making in transitions to electrified, autonomous, shared or reduced mobility. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, Special Edition. Available online – DOI: 10.1016/j.trd.2018.12.014. 

Bornioli, A., Parkhurst, G., & Morgan, P. L. (2019). Affective experience and the promotion of urban walking. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice.

Bornioli, A., Parkhurst, G., & Morgan, P. L. (2018). The psychological health benefits of place engagement during walking in urban environments: a qualitative photo-elicitation study. Health and Place.

Morgan, P. L., Williams, C., Ings, F., & Hughes, N. C. (2018). Effects of valent image-based secondary tasks on verbal working memory. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology 71(6), 1440-1456.

Bornioli, A., Parkhurst, G., & Morgan, P. L. (2018). The psychological health benefits of place engagement during walking in urban environments: a qualitative photo-elicitation study. Health and Place, 228-236.

Williams, E., Morgan, P. L., & Joinson, A. (2017). Press accept to update now: Individual differences in susceptibility to malevolent interruptions. Decision Support Systems, 96, 119-129.

Tombs, M., & Morgan P. L. (2017). Motivation and intention to use a learning portfolio: A longitudinal investigation. The Police Journal: Theory, Practice and Principles, 91(2), 188-202.

Patrick, J., Morgan, P. L., Smy, V., Tiley, L., Seeby, H., & Evans, J. (2015). The influence of training and experience on memory strategy. Memory & Cognition, 43(5), 775-787.

Morgan, P. L., Patrick, J., & Tiley, L. (2013). Improving the Effectiveness of an Interruption Lag by Inducing a Memory-Based Strategy. Acta Psychologica, 142(1), 87-95.

Morgan, P. L., & Patrick, J. (2013). Paying the price works: Increasing goal access cost improves problem solving and mitigates the effect of interruption. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. 66(1), 160-178.

Patrick, J., Bott, L., Morgan, P. L., & King, S. L. (2012). Out of sequence communications can affect judgement. Thinking and Reasoning, 18(2), 133-158.

Patrick, J., & Morgan, P. L. (2010). Approaches to analysing and developing Situation Awareness. Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science, 11(1), 41-57.

Morgan, P. L., Patrick, J., Waldron, S. M., King, S. L., & Patrick, T. (2009). Improving memory after interruption: Exploiting soft constraints and manipulating information access cost. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 15(4), 291-306.

Waldron, S. M., Patrick, J., Morgan, P. L., & King, S. L. (2007). Influencing cognitive strategy by manipulating information access costs. The Computer Journal, 50(6), 694-702.

Example Major Human Factors Reports

Macken, W. J., Morgan, P. L., Bompas, A., Rushton, S., Jones, D. M., Toet, A., & Bray, M. (2018). TIN 3.248: Distracting effects of light and sound on human performance: Final report. DHCSTC/MoD/Dstl, 1-48.

Whittle, C., Haggar, P., Whitmarsh, L., Morgan, P. L., Xenias, D., & Parkhurst, G. (2018). Decision-making in the UK transport system: A review for the Foresight Future of Mobility project. Government Office for Science, 1-92.

Alford, C., Caleb-Solly, P., Eimontaite, I., & Morgan, P. L. (corresponding author) (2018). Flourish pod trial 1: Final report. Flourish Project Literature Review. Innovate UK, 1-21.

Morgan, P. L., & Eimontaite, I. (2018). Flourish simulator trial 2: Final report. Flourish Project Literature Review. Innovate UK, 1-33.

Voinescu, A., Morgan, P. L., Caleb-Solly, P., Alford, C., & Stephenson, A. (2017) Flourish simulator trial 1: Final report. Flourish Project Literature Review. Innovate UK, 1-35.

Flower, J., Williams, C., Alford, C., Morgan, P. L., Parkin, J., & Parkhurst, G. (2017). Venturer autonomous vehicles designed for UK roads trial 2: Interactions between autonomous vehicles and other vehicles on links and at T-junctions. Venturer Project Technical Report. Innovate UK, 1-48.

Morgan, P. L., Caleb-Solly, P., Williams, C., & Voinescu, A. (2017). Autonomous vehicle human-machine interface updated: Designing for in-vehicles and use amongst older adults. Flourish Project Literature Review. Innovate UK, 1-24.

Morgan, P. L., Alford, C., Williams, C., Parkhurst, G., Pipe, T. et al.  (2016). Venturer autonomous vehicles for UK roads: Handover trials. Venturer Project. Innovate UK Report. 1-88.

Morgan, P. L., Caleb-Solly, P., Voinescu, A., & Williams, C. (2016). Flourish connected autonomous mobility: Human-machine interface review. Venturer Project. Innovate UK Report. 1-77.

Morgan, P. L., Alford, C., & Parkhurst, G. (2016). Handover issues in autonomous driving: A literature review. Venturer Project. Innovate UK Report. 1-17.

Tiley, L., Morgan, P. L., & Patrick, J. (2011). Review of recent concepts, theories, and emerging principles for training design. Final Report: Haldane-Spearman PPfO programme, 1-68.

Morgan, P. L., Patrick, J., & Tiley, L. (2011). A review of new principles, concepts and theories for military training. Interim report. Haldane-Spearman PPfO Programme. 1-32.

Morgan, P. L., Patrick, J., King, S. L., & De Condappa, O. (2009). Multivariant Information Management and Exploitation: Final report. General Dynamics Report. DTC/GD(R&T). 1-40.

King, S. L., Patrick, J., Morgan, P. L., Bott, L. A., & De Condappa, O. (2009). Temporal Debiasing Decision Key (TEDDY): Final report. General Dynamics Report DTC/GD(R&T)/15/24/DIF, 1-44. Dstl.

Morgan, P. L., King, S. L., & Patrick, J. (2008). Multivariant Information Management and Exploitation (MIMEX): Experimental studies. General Dynamics Report, DTC/GD(R&T), 1-36.

King, S. L., Patrick, J., Morgan, P. L., & Bott, L. A. (2008). Temporal Debiasing Decision Key (TEDDY): Report of experimental findings. General Dynamics Report, DTC/GD(R&T)/15/24/DIF), Dstl.

King, S. L., Morgan, P. L., & Patrick, J. (2007). Temporal Debiasing Decision Key (TEDDY): Development of research methodology. General Dynamics Report, DTC/GD(R&T)/15/24/DIF), 1-26, Dstl.

Morgan, P. L., King, S. L., & Patrick, J. (2006). Multivariant Information Management and Exploitation (MIMEX): Review and pilot studies on Human Factors. General Dynamics Report, DTC/GD(R&T), 1-34. Dstl.  

Waldron, S. M., Morgan, P. L., Patrick, J., & Jones, D. M. (2006). Designing Integrated Displays for Situation Awareness: Final report. MoD Report. DTC/DG(R&T)/13/25/DIF. 1-62. Dstl.

Patrick, J., Ahmed, A., Hodgetts, H. M., Hutchings, P., Morgan, P. L., Scrase, G., Tombs, M., & Watts, H. (2006). Effectiveness of coaching techniques in military training: Final report. QinetiQ Report: 06/02096, 1-72.

Patrick, J., Morgan, P. L., Ahmed, A., Hodgetts, H. M., Hutchings, P., & Tombs, M. (2006). Effectiveness of coaching techniques in military training: Interim report. QinetiQ Report: 06/00331, 1-18.

Patrick, J., Tombs, M., Morgan, P. L., Ahmed, A., Hodgetts, H. M., & Hutchings, P. (2005). Effectiveness of coaching techniques in military training: A scoping study. QinetiQ Report 05/0142, 1-30.

Morgan, P. L., Waldron, S. M., Patrick, J., & Jones, D. M. (2005). Designing integrated displays for team situation awareness: Annual report. MoD Report. DTC/DG(R&T)/13/25/DIF, 1-39. Dstl.

I am also first author (and co-author of many others) of multiple deliverable reports written for e.g., Dstl, General Dynamics UK, the Haldane Spearman Consortium, the UK MoD, and QinetiQ.

Example Conference Papers

Morgan, P. L., Soteriou, R., Williams, C., & Zhang, Q. (2019, in press). Attempting to reduce susceptibility to fraudulent computer pop-ups using malevolence cue identification training. To appear in the 10th International Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics Conference, Human Factors in Cyber Security, July 2019, Washington DC, US. 1-12.

Eimontaite, I., Morgan, P. L., Alford, C., & Caleb-Solly, P. (2019, in press). Evaluating the Impact of Different Human Machine Interface Feedback Modalities on Older Participants’ User Experience of Connected Autonomous Vehicles in a Simulator Environment. To appear in the 10th International Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics Conference, Human Factors in Transportation, July 2019, Washington DC, US. 1-12.

Williams, C., Morgan, P. L., Christopher, G., Zook, N., & Hoskins, R. (2019, in press).  The effects of clinical task interruptions on subsequent performance of a medication pre-administration task. To appear in the 10th International Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics Conference, Human Factors in Usability and User Experience, July 2019, Washington DC, US. 1-12.

Williams, C., & Morgan, P. L. (2019, in press). The role of individual differences in cognitive focus and control on medication procedural performance following clinical task interruptions. To appear in the 10th International Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics Conference, Human Factors in Healthcare and Medical Devices, July 2019, Washington DC, US. 1-12.

Anastasopoulou, K., Williams, E., Whitnell, C., Morgan, P. L., Voinescu, A., Tryona, T., Oswald, E., Piechocki, R., & Tassi, A. (2019). Effects of privacy risk perception and cultural bias on the intention to use connected autonomous vehicles. Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Socio-Technical Aspects in Security and Trust within the Annual Computer Security Applications Conference, December 4th, 2018, San Juan, Puerto Rico, US. 1-6.

Morgan, P. L., Voinescu, A., Caleb-Solly, P., & Alford, C. (2018). Exploring the usability of a connected autonomous vehicle human machine interface designed for older adults. In Proceedings of the AHFE 2018 International Conference on Interfaces and Interaction, 21-25 July 2018, Florida, US.

Morgan, P. L., Williams, C., Flower, J., Alford, C., & Parkin, J. (2018). Trust in an autonomously driven simulator and vehicle performing manoeuvres at a T-Junction with and without other vehicles. In Proceedings of the AHFE 2018 International Conference on Human Factors in Transportation, 21-25 July 2018, Florida, US.

Morgan, P. L., Williams, E., Zook, N., & Christopher, G. (2018). Exploring older adult susceptibility to fraudulent computer pop-up interruptions. Presented at Ahram, T. Z. and Nicholson, D. eds. Advances in Human Factors in Cybersecurity: Proceedings of the AHFE 2018 International Conference on Human Factors in Cybersecurity, July 21-25, 2018, Florida, USA, Vol. 782. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing Springer Verlag, 56-68.

Voinescu, A., Morgan, P. L., Alford, C., & Caleb-Solly, P. (2018). Investigating older adults' preferences for functions within a human-machine interface designed for fully autonomous vehicles. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population, Las Vegas, US, 15-20 July 2018, Applications in Health, Assistance, and Entertainment, Vol. 10927. Springer Verlag (Germany), 445-494.

Bornioli, A., Parkhurst, G., & Morgan, P. L. (2017). The influence of urban built environments and place perceptions on psychological wellbeing and cognition during walking. In: American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, 5-9 April 2017, 250-258.

Morgan, P. L., Alford, C., Williams, C., Parkhurst, G. and Pipe, A. G. (2017) Manual takeover and handover of a simulated fully autonomous vehicle within urban and extra urban settings. In: Stanton, N. A., ed. (2017) Advances in Human Aspects of Transportation. In Proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Factors in Transportation (597) Springer, Los Angeles, US. 760-771. 

Morgan, P. L. Voinescu, A., Williams, C., Caleb-Solly, P., Alford, C., Shergold, I., Parkhurst, G., & Pipe, A. (2017). An emerging framework to inform effective design of human-machine interfaces for older adults using connected autonomous vehicles. In: Stanton, N. ed. Advances in Human Aspects of Transportation, Vol. 597. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing. Springer Verlag (Germany), Los Angeles, US. 325-334.

Bornioli, A., Parkhurst, G., Morgan, P. L., & Short, M. (2016). Affective appraisals of urban walking: The role of heritage environments. In: 48th Meeting of the Universities' Transport Study Group (UTSG), Bristol, UK, 6-8 January 2016, 6-8.

Patrick, J., Morgan, P. L., Tiley, L., Smy, V. A., & Seeby, H. (2014). Designing interfaces to encourage more intensive and effective cognitive processing. In: Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction (HCI) - Engineering Psychology & Cognitive Ergonomics 2014, Crete, Greece, 255-264. Won Best Paper Award (Engineering Psychology & Cognitive Ergonomics) and shortlisted for Overall best Conference Paper – Golden Award. 

Morgan, P. L., Smy, V. A., Seeby, H., & Patrick, J. (2013). A Novel Approach to Cognitive Engineering: Manipulating Access Cost. In: Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction, 2013, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 437-441.

Patrick, J., Morgan, P. L., & Smy, V. (2011). Exploiting the Soft Constraints Hypothesis to mitigate interruption effects. In: Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Portland, Oregon, USA.

Morgan, P. L., & Patrick, J. (2010). Designing interfaces that encourage a more effortful cognitive strategy. In: Proceedings of the 54th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making Section. San Francisco, California, USA, 408-412.

Morgan, P. L., Patrick, J., & Patrick, T. (2010). Increasing information access costs to protect against interruption effects during problem solving. In: Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Portland, Oregon, USA, 949-955.

Morgan, P. L., Waldron, S. M., King, S. L., & Patrick, J. (2007). Harder to access, better performance? The effects of Information Access Costs on strategy and performance. In: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction (HCI) 2007, Beijing, China – Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 4557, 115-125.

Other Example Conference Outputs

Bornioli, A., Parkhurst, G., & Morgan, P. L. (2018) Healthy walking: The role of architecture. In: AMPS 2018 Health: The Design, Planning and Politics of How and Where We Live, Bristol, England, 25 - 26 January 2018. Bristol: AMPS

Alford, C., Tombs, S. & Morgan, P. L. (2015). Does sleep restriction make driving with distractions worse? In: British Sleep Society 2015 Conference, Gateshead, Newcastle, 22-24 October 2015. Gateshead, Newcastle: British Sleep Society.

Morgan, P. L., Hughes, N., Williams, C., Ings, F. M., & Alford, C. (2015). The effects of emotive interruptions and distractions on memory recall. In: 2015 Electrical Geodesics EGI, Eugene, Oregon, USA, 10-21 August 2015. Eugene, Oregon, USA: EGI.

Patrick, J., Bott, L., King, S., & Morgan, P, L., & De Condappa, O. (2009). Temporal Debiasing Decision Key (TEDDY). In: Proceedings of the13th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction (HCI) 2009, San Diego, CA, USA. (Extended abstract and poster).

Morgan, P. L., Patrick J., King, S., Smart, P., & Shadbolt, N. (2009). Multivariant Information Management and Exploitation (MIMEX). Presented at the DIF-DTC 2009 Annual Conference Poster Presentation. The Defence Academy, Shrivenham, Swindon, UK.

Patrick, J., King, S. L., Morgan, P. L., Bott, L. A., & De Condappa, O. (2009). Temporal Debiasing Decision Key (TEDDY). Poster presented at the DIF-DTC 2009 Annual Conference. The Defence Academy, Shrivenham, Swindon, UK.

Patrick, J., Bott, L., King, S., & Morgan, P, L. (2008). Violating the causal order of reported events. Presented at The Sixth International Conference on Thinking, Venice, Italy. (Extended abstract and poster).

Patrick, J., Scrase, G., Ahmed, A., & Morgan, P. L. (2007). Coaching and leadership behaviours of instructors in military training: A critical incident study. Presented at the 1st International Coaching Psychology Conference, City University, London, UK. (Extended abstract and oral presentation).

Morgan, P. L., Patrick J., King, S., Smart, P., & Shadbolt, N. (2007). Multivariant Information Management and Exploitation (MIMEX). Poster presented at the DIF-DTC 2007 Annual Conference. The Defence Academy, Shrivenham, Swindon, UK.

Patrick, J., King, S. L., & Morgan, P. L. (2007). Temporal Debiasing Decision Key (TEDDY). Presented at the DIF-DTC 2007 Annual Conference. The Defence Academy, Shrivenham, Swindon, UK.

Morgan, P. L., Waldron, S. M., Patrick, J., & Jones, D. M. (2006). Designing data fusion displays for situation awareness: Phase 1. Presented at the Data Information Fusion Defence Technology Centre (DIF-DTC) Conference, Imperial University, London, UK. (Extended abstract and oral presentation).

Hodgetts, H. M., Morgan, P. L., & Jones, D. M. (2006). Fortune favors the prepared mind: Encoding of contextual cues following warning of an interruption. Presented at the 47th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomics Society, Houston, Texas, USA. (Extended abstract and oral presentation).

Morgan, P. L., Waldron, S. M., Patrick, J., & Jones, D. M. (2005). Designing data fusion displays for situation awareness. Poster presented at the Data Information Fusion Defence Technology Centre (DIF-DTC) Annual Conference, Shrivenham, Swindon, UK.

Morgan, P. L., & Jones, D. M. (2004). Task resumption following interruption: The role of preparation strategy. Proceedings of the BPS XXI Annual Cognitive Section Conference, Leeds, UK. (Abstract and oral presentation).

Champagne, J., Hodgetts, H. M., Morgan, P. L., & Jones, D. M. (2003). Investigating interruptions in an air traffic control task. Presented at the XX BPS Annual Cognitive Section Conference, Reading, UK. (Abstract and oral presentation).

Funding

Grants:

Title

People

External Collaborators

Sponsor

Value

Role

Duration

Cyber Psychology and Human Factors

Phillip Morgan, 2Kevin Jones, 2Adam Wedgbury

2Airbus

Airbus

TBC

PI

2019-2022

Cyber Psychology and Human Factors – Scoping Work

Phillip Morgan, Dylan Jones, Bill Macken

Airbus

ESRC (Impact Acceleration Award)

10, 000

PI

2019

Security Perception when Interacting with a Machine – Scoping Work

Bill Macken, Phillip Morgan, Dylan Jones

SOS Alarm, Sweden

ESRC (Impact Acceleration Award)

3, 500

Co-I

2019

Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research

Pete Burnap et al. (COMSC), Phillip Morgan et al. (PSYCH), Matthew Williams et al. (SOCSI),  Andrea Calderaro (LAWPL)

NCSC

NCSC

TBC

Co-I*

2018-2022

Security Perception when Interacting with a Machine –

Philip Morgan, Dylan Jones, Bill Macken

SOS Alarm, Sweden

SOS Alarm, Sweden

30, 000

PI

2018-2019

Distracting Effects of Light and Sound on Human Performance

Bill Macken, Phillip Morgan, Dylan Jones, Alexandra Toet2, Mark Bray3, Aline Bompas, Simon Rushton

2Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO),

3BAE Systems

DHCSTC

58, 000

Co-I

2018

Evidence Review of Decision-Making in the UK Transport System

Lorraine Whitmarsh, Paul Haggar, Colin Whittle, Phillip Morgan, 2Graham Parkhurst

2UWE-Bristol

Government Office for Science

10, 000

Co-I

2017-2018

Launching the Human Factors Excellence (HuFEx) Research Group at Cardiff University

Phillip Morgan, Bill Macken, Dylan Jones, Rob Honey, Lorraine Whitmarsh, Kate Langley

 

ESRC (Impact Acceleration Award)

3, 700

Co-I

2017-2018

Flourish Connected Autonomous Vehicles (http://www.flourishmobility.com/)

Consortium Project, Phillip Morgan is Cardiff University Lead

AgeUK, Aimsun, Airbus, Atkins, AXA, Bristol City Council, Bristol Robotics Laboratory, Burges Salmon, Cardiff University Designability, Dynniq, React ai, SNC Lavalin, South Gloucestershire Council, Transport Systems Catapult, University of Bristol, UWE-Bristol

IUK

5, 560, 000

Co-I*

2016-2019

Venturer Autonomous Vehicles for  UK Roads (http://www.venturer-cars.com)

Consortium Project

Atkins, AXA, BAE Systems, Bristol Robotics Laboratory, Burgess Salmon, Bristol City Council, First, Fusion Processing, South Gloucestershire Council, University of Bristol, UWE-Bristol, Williams Advanced Engineering

IUK

5, 000, 000

Co-I**

2015-2018

Measuring Executive Functioning  Predictive of Real World Behaviours in Older Adults

2Nancy Zook, 2Gary Christopher, 2Richard Cheston, 3Margaret Newson

2UWE-Bristol, 3University of Bristol

BRACE

14, 500

Co-I

2016-2017

Effects of Emotive Interruptions and Distractions on Cognition

Phillip Morgan, 2Chris Alford

2UWE-Bristol

UWE-Bristol

18, 000

PI

2015-2017

Developing and Testing an Emotive Stimuli Battery for Human Factors Research within Safety Critical Settings

Phillip Morgan

 

UWE-Bristol

15, 000

PI

2015-2016

Bridging the Gaps in Aerospace, Defence and Security

John Patrick, Alun Preece, Carol Featherstone, 2Phillip Morgan, et al.

2At University of South Wales

EPSRC

8, 000 (47, 152 total)

Co-I**

2013

Researcher Development Grants 

Phillip Morgan

2At University of South Wales

University of South Wales

12, 000

PI

2012-2014

A Cognitive Experimental Investigation of the Effects of Task Interruption on Goal-Directed Memory

Dylan Jones, Phillip Morgan

 

ESRC – PhD Studentship & PG Diploma (Comp)

40, 000

PhD Student

2001-2004

PI: Principal Investigator, Co-I: Co-Investigator, *: School/University Lead on Project, **Co-I Post Award

PhD Student Funding:

Title

PhD Student

Supervisors

External Collaborators

Sponsor(s)

Value

Role

Duration

Cyber Psychology and Human Factors

Laura Bishop

Phillip Morgan, Dylan Jones, Bill Macken

Airbus

Cardiff University

70, 000

DoS

2018-

Cyber Psychology and Human Factors – Scoping Work

Nicola Turner

Phillip Morgan, Dylan Jones, Bill Macken

Trimetis

Cardiff University and Trimetis

70, 000

DoS

2018-

Security Perception when Interacting with a Machine – Scoping Work

Louise Bowen

Andrew Smith, Phillip Morgan

 

ESRC

~80, 000

2nd Sup*

2017-

Intelligent Data Processing to Support Self-Management and Responsive Care

TBC

UWE-Bristol and Coventry University

Coventry University

UWE-Bristol & Coventry  University

~80, 000

Past

2017-

Remote  Physiological Monitoring Solutions for Vulnerable Users of Autonomous Vehicles

Alice Stephenson

UWE-Bristol and Airbus

Airbus and Flourish IUK Project Consortium

Airbus

~80, 000

Past

2017-

Exploring and Attempting to Mitigate the Negative Effects of Interruptions in Emergency and Critical Care Hospital Settings

Craig Williams

Phillip Morgan, Gary Christophe, Nancy Zook, Rebecca Hoskins

UWE-Bristol

UWE-Bristol Centre for Health and Clinical Research

~80, 000

DoS, then Ext

2016-

The  Influence of the Built Environment on Affective Walking Experience

Dr Anna Bornioli (completed)

Graham Parkhurst, Phillip Morgan

UWE-Bristol

UWE-Bristol Centre for Transport and Society

~75, 000

2nd Sup

2014-2017

Gender  Differences in Mental Rotation: Training in Strategies to Overcome Differences

Nicola Leach

Phillip Morgan, Janet Pitman, Ian Stuart-Hamilton

USW

USW

~20, 000

DoS, then Ext

2014-

Individual  Differences in Spatial Abilities and Strategies

Janet Mundy

Phillip Morgan, Tom Freeman

 

Cardiff University Part-Fees, Roger Edwards Educational Trust (REET) Research Grant Part-Fees.

N/A

DoS

2013-

DoS: Director of Studies, 2nd Sup: Second Supervisor, *Post-Award, Past: Part of Funding Team but Left University and not a Supervisor, Ext: External Supervisor

Other Research Projects

As Researcher Working on Grants:

Title

Mr Role

People

External Collaborators

Sponsor

Project Value

Duration

Review of Recent Concepts, Theories and Principles in Military Training

Senior Research Associate

John Patrick (Emeritus Professor, Cardiff University)

 

Haldane-Spearman Preparing People for Operations (MOD)

~100, 000

2010-2011

Identifying and Mitigating Biases in Causal Judgement.

Senior Research Associate

John Patrick (Emeritus Professor, Cardiff University)

 

Data Information Fusion Defence Technology Consortium (MoD)

~220, 000

2006-2009

Human Factors Integration for an Information Management and Exploitation Internet Platform.

Senior Research Associate

John Patrick (Emeritus Professor, Cardiff University), Dylan Jones,

GDUK, University of Southampton

Data Information Fusion Defence Technology Consortium (MoD)

~240,000, (plus 27% in kind)

2006-2009

Validating the Effectiveness of Military Coaching Courses

Research Associate

John Patrick (Emeritus Professor, Cardiff University)

 

Haldane-Spearman Preparing People for Operations (MOD)

~100, 000

 

Exploring Human Factors and Situation Awareness in Display Design

Research Associate

John Patrick (Emeritus Professor, Cardiff University), Dylan Jones, Andrew Howes, Simon Banbury

 

Data Information Fusion Defence Technology Consortium (MoD)

~225, 000

2005 (Project Started 2003) -2006

Research group

Cognitive Science

Human Factors Excellence at Cardiff University (http://www.hufex.co.uk/)

Research collaborators

Internal:

External:

  • Prof Tony Pipe (Bristol Robotics Laboratory; autonomous driving)
  • Dr Praminda Caleb-Solly (Bristol Robotics Laboratory; autonomous driving)
  • Prof Graham Parkhurst (UWE-Bristol; autonomous  driving)
  • Dr Chris Alford (UWE-Bristol; autonomous  driving)
  • Dr Alexandra Voinescu (UWE-Bristol; autonomous driving)
  • Prof John Parkin (UWE-Bristol; autonomous  driving)
  • Dr Emma Williams (University of Bristol; cyber security)
  • Prof Adam Joinson (University of Bath; cyber security)
  • Dr Nancy Zook (UWE-Bristol; ageing and executive functioning)
  • Dr Gary Christopher (UWE-Bristol; ageing and executive functioning)

Postgraduate research interests

My main research interests at the moment are:

  • Exploring features of visual and verbal 'secondary task’ interruptions and distractions (including background speech  and sound) that markedly impair 'primary task’ performance, and, testing and  developing methods and interventions to mitigate the disruption caused. Examples include emotive interruptions and distractions and computer-based interruptions (eg., pop-ups, emails) with potentially malevolent content;
  • Individual differences in eg., cognitive  ability, that can predict (to an extent) the degree of disruption caused by  different types of interrupting tasks and distracting stimuli;
  • Human interaction with and trust of autonomous  vehicles. In collaboration with colleagues at Bristol Robotics Laboratory and  UWE-Bristol and using a range of driving simulators (e.g., STISIM, Williams F1  Advanced Engineering) and automated road vehicles (e.g., BAE Systems Bowler  Wildcat, TSC Lutz Pod).

For more information on my research in all of these areas, please see my publications or research pages.

If you are interested in applying for a PhD, or for further information regarding my postgraduate research, please contact me directly (contact details available on the 'Overview' page), or submit a formal application here.

Current Research Staff

Craig Williams: Human Factors Research Assistant

Dr Phoebe Asquith: Human Factors and Cyber Psychology Research Associate 

Dr Qiyuan Zhang: Human Factors Research Assistant

Current PGR Students

Janet Mundy (Cardiff University). Janet’s PhD fees are part funded by REET and the School of Psychology at Cardiff University. Janet is examining individual differences in spatial ability and task strategy with a focus on measures used to assess mental rotation abilities amongst university students studying STEM and non-STEM subjects. Janet hopes to inform the design of tests to measure mental rotation ability for selection (eg., employment) purposes.

Craig Williams (UWE-Bristol). Craig has a UWE-Bristol fully funded PhD studentship and is examining the effects of task interruption and distraction within emergency and critical care healthcare settings. Another goal of Craig’s PhD is to develop methods to adapt computer interfaces within emergency and critical care healthcare settings to influence cognitive strategy and mitigate negative effects of interruptions.

Louise Bowen (Cardiff University): Fully funded ESRC studentship. Behavioural aspects of safer transport.

Laura Bishop (Cardiff University): Fully funded PhD studentship (School of Psychology) - human susceptibility to cyber threats. Title TBC.

Nicola Turner (Cardiff University): Part funded PhD studentship (School of Psychology and Trimetis): Human susceptibility to cyber threats. Title TBC.

Current supervision

Janet Mundy

Research student

Louise Bowen

Louise Bowen

Research student

Past projects

PAST STUDENTS

2014-17: Anna Bornioli (UWE-Bristol). Anna held a UWE-Bristol fully funded PhD studentship and examined the influence of the built environment on affective walking experience by drawing upon research within the fields of environmental psychology and geography. Her research has implications for policy and design of urban environments with an overarching health and well-being theme promoted through stress recovery and restoration. Anna is currently working with supervisors (Prof Graham Parkhurst and Dr Phillip Morgan) to publish all of her PhD studies (and has already published two journal articles with a third under revision). Anna is currently a Research Fellow within the Public Health Research Group and Centre for Appearance Research at UWE-Bristol.

My human factors research tends to attract a lot of media attention. One example is human factors and autonomous driving:

Autonomous vehicles: 'handover' process crucial say researchers:
http://www.infrastructure-intelligence.com/article/jun-2017/autonomous-vehicles-handover-process-crucial-say-researchers

Planned handover key to driverless cars say VENTURER researchers
http://smarthighways.net/planned-handover-key-to-driverless-cars-say-venturer-researchers/

Handover process the key to connected autonomous vehicle development: https://www.ice.org.uk/news-and-insight/ice-thinks/infrastructure-transformation/handover-process-the-key-to-connected-av-develop

Handover process is a key issue for CAV development:
http://www.atkinsglobal.com/en-gb/angles/all-angles/venturer

UK  engineers trial autonomous driving “handover” technology: https://www.theengineer.co.uk/uk-engineers-trial-autonomous-driving-handover-technology/