Dr Samantha Jamson
Dr Samantha Jamson
Director of International Activities
Phone: +44 (0)113 34 36606
Dr. Jamson is a Chartered Psychologist at the Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds.
She is a member of the Safety and Technology Group, a multidisciplinary team undertaking research in road safety and driver behaviour.
With over ten years experience in the field, she
has worked on a variety of research projects using driving simulators and instrumented cars as evaluation tools.
She has been principal investigator on a range of projects, including evaluations of Transport Telematics applications, road design, and driver impairment.
She managed a European project developing metrics for driver distraction and has since been involved in further national and European projects to extend this work.
Samantha is a member of the British Standards group on Human Machine Interface issues and the Institution of Highways Engineers (Health and Safety) working group.
She recently chaired a European Working Group on motorcycle safety, delivering high-priority research needs to the European Commission.
research involves collaboration with national and international policymakers (Department for Transport
, Highways Agency
, European Commission) as well as industrial collaboration for both research and PhD supervision.
Comte S.L. and Jamson, A.H. (2000).
Traditional and innovative speed-reducing measures for curves: an investigation of driver behaviour using a driving simulator.
Science, 36 (3) pp.137-150.
New Systems, new behaviour Transportation Research Part F, 3, pp.95-111.
Jamson, S.L.; Tate, F.N.; Jamson, A.H. (2001).
Jamson, S.L., Tate F.N. and Jamson, A.H. (2005) Evaluating the effects of bilingual traffic signs on driver performance and safety.
Jamson, S.L and Jamson, A.H. (2006).
implications of a pedestrian protection system - the driver's point of view.
International Journal of Vehicle Design , Human Factors Special Issue.
International Journal of Vehicle Design
, 45(3), pp.397-410.
, Wardman, M.R., Batley, R.P. and Carsten, O.M.J. (2007) Developing a driving Safety
Index using a Delphi stated preference experiment.
Accident Analysis and Prevention, 40(2), pp 435-42.
and Chorlton, K. (2009).
The changing nature of motorcycling: Patterns of use and rider characteristics.
Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 12(4), pp 335-346.
Jamson, S.L., Lai, F.C.H, and Jamson, A.H. (2009).
Driving simulators for robust comparisons: a case study evaluating road safety engineering treatments.
Accident Analysis and Prevention, Vol 42(3) pp 961-971.
Jamson, S.L and Jamson, A.H. (2010).
The validity of a low cost simulator for the assessment of the effects of in-vehicle information systems.
Science, Volume 48, Issue 10, December 2010, Pages 1477-1483.
The comparative merits of expert observation, subjective and objective data in determining the effects of in-vehicle information systems on driving performance.
Science, Volume 49, Issue 2, Pages 172-177.