I commenced my PhD in 2018 after completing a Diploma of Science in psychology, and Honours at UWA. In collaboration with my supervisors A/Prof Troy Visser and A/Prof Shayne Loft, my research examines individual differences in cognitive processes, including multitasking, and asks whether automation which is aimed at assisting such cognitive processes may be beneficial. This may lead to a new approach to Human-Automation-Interaction in which the design of automated systems are focused on the strengths and weaknesses of the individual operator to better assist performing tasks. Such an approach would provide an alternative to the highly automated systems which could potentially replace the human operater all together. Rather, a collaborative human+automation 'team' can be safer, more efficient and maintain the role of the individual.
The University of Western Australia
Award Date: 14 Dec 2017
Research expertise keywords
- Cognitive ability
- Human factors