Institute for Transport Studies: Person
Dr Samantha Jamson
Staff Development Director & Deputy Director
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 twenty 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.