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Helen Scott

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Research Fellow in Human Factors

I teach across all the engineering programmes and supervise both undergraduate and postgraduate students. My research is focused on the application of Behavioural Change Techniques (BCTs) to manufacturing maintenance issues, automotive design and usability, driver behaviour drivers visual search and age-related functional ability and driver training methodologies, including VR and AR applications.

Teaching and supervision

  • Professional Engineering Management Practice
  • Project Managment Planning and Control
  • Final Project
  • Managing People and Project Leadership
  • Research Skills
  • Masters Projects

Research interests for potential research students

The application of Behavioural Change Techniques (BCTs) to issues in manufacturing maintenance.

Drivers Visual Search: New vehicle formats and integration of information into the driving task.


Current work in progress:
  • Validation of a three dimensional multiple object tracking system for the development and transfer of enhanced perceptual skills and situational awareness in driving.
  • Technology enhanced driving: the impact on road traffic collisions.
  • Young driver acceptance and trust in new innovative on-board vehicle technologies.
  • User acceptance of Hydrogen Fuel Technology in the transition phase.
  • Drivers visual search and functional ability during on-road driving: age vs experience.


Number of items: 10.


Baglee, David, Scott, Helen, Potts, Rita and O'Brien, Roger (2019) An Investigation of Acceptance and E-Readiness for the Application of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Technologies to Maintenance Training in the Manufacturing Industry. International Journal of Mechatronics and Manufacturing Systems. ISSN 1753-1047 (In Press)

Scott, Helen, Hall, Lynne, Litchfield, Damien and Westwood, Diane (2013) Visual information search in simulated junction negotiation: Gaze transitions of young novice, young experienced and older experienced drivers. Journal of Safety Research, 45. pp. 111-116. ISSN 0022-4375

Knowles, Michael, Scott, Helen and Baglee, David (2012) The Effect of Driving Style on Electric Vehicle Performance, Economy and Perception. International Journal of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles, 4 (3). pp. 228-227. ISSN 1751-4088

Scott, Helen, Knowles, Michael, Morris, Adrian and Kok, Dirk (2012) The Role of a Driving Simulator in Driver Training to Improve Fuel Economy. Proceedings of Driving Simulator Conference Europe 2012. pp. 313-325. ISSN 0769-0266

Conference or Workshop Item

Kok, Theodorus, Morris, Adrian, Scott, Helen and Baglee, David (2015) The Use of Markov Chain Analysis for Rule-Based Power and Energy Management Optimisation in Electric Vehicles. In: European Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Congress, 2-4 Dec 2015, Brussels, Belgium.

González-Ortega, David, Scott, Helen, Javier Díaz-Pernas, Francisco and Knowles, Michael (2014) 3D Computer Vision and Wireless Sensor Applications in an-experimental Study on Electric Vehicle Driving in Roundabout Negotiation Scenarios. In: European Electric Vehicle Congress, 3-5 Dec 2014, Brussels, Belgium.

Baglee, David, Knowles, Michael, Morris, Adrian and Scott, Helen (2013) A roadmap for the development of the next generation of reliable and dependable ultra-low carbon vehicles. In: 4th Hybrid and Electric Vehicles Conference, 2013, London.

Baglee, David, Knowles, Michael, Morris, Adrian and Scott, Helen (2013) The role of electric vehicles in developing a sustainable urban transport policy. In: 4th Hybrid and Electric Vehicles Conference, 2013, London.

Baglee, David, Knowles, Michael, Morris, Adrian and Scott, Helen (2013) The role of local authorities in EV uptake. In: 4th Hybrid and Electric Vehicles Conference, 2013, London.

Stradling, S, Broughton, P, Burgess, C, Fylan, F and Scott, Helen (2011) Diversion from prosecution courses: retuning the crash magnets. In: Road Safety Great Britain Annual Conference 2011, 15-16 Nov 2011, Chester.

This list was generated on Sun Jun 7 08:11:05 2020 BST.
  • Visual search and age-related functional ability
  • Applied Behavioural Change Techniques (BCTs)
  • Driver training and evaluation methodologies
  • Human factors and automotive design
  • Project Management

  • Full member of The British Psychological Society (MBPsS)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Associate member of the Institue of Engineering and Technology (IET)
  • Full member of the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM)
  • Partner on the EU funded HYACINTH Project (Hydrogen Technology Acceptance in the Transition Phase) Fraunhofer Germany; CNH2 Spain CIAMET Spain; CIDAT Spain; RCBT Slovenia; I Plus F France; University of Leeds UK; University of Aberdeen UK
  • Partner on UK funded collaborative Project TED (Technology Enhanced Driving - Young Driver Safety) Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) Satsafe Technologies & Pickup Infinity

Last updated 19 February 2020

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