Staff Profiles: Dr. Graham Edgar

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Staff Profile: Dr. Graham Edgar
Professor of Psychology and Applied Neuroscience

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Dr. Graham Edgar

Professor of Psychology and Applied Neuroscience

Psychological Sciences

I became a psychologist by accident, but have never regretted it. It's given me the opportunity to study a range of fascinating topics (perception, human error, brain activity, emotion) in a range of fascinating settings all over the world.


I joined the University of Gloucestershire in 2002, having previously been a Principal scientist at BAE Systems’ Sowerby Advanced Technology Centre.  My current research centres around the modeling and measurement of situation awareness (SA), underpinned by neuroscience.  I, along with others of the Centre for Research in Applied Cognition, Knowledge and Emotion (CRACKLE), am developing a new method of measuring SA (Quantitative Analysis of Situation Awareness – QASA).


Award Title Institution Date
BSc (Hons) Psychology York University 1984
MSc Psychological Research Methods Open University 2014
PhD Visual Psychophysics Keele University 1989


Fire/Gore Research Excellence Award (best poster), 2011.

Fire/Gore Research Excellence Award (best paper), 2012.

Outstanding Paper Award Winner at the Emerald Literati Network 2013 Awards for Excellence

Membership of professional bodies

British Psychologial Society (Associate Fellow, Chartered Psychologist, Chartered Scientist).

Higher Education Academy (Fellow)

Applied Vision Association

Teaching and research



Cognitive Neuroscience and Cognitive Neuropsychology

Human Factors

Applied Cognitive Psychology



Undergraduate, Postgraduate


More publications from Dr. Graham Edgar can be found in the Research Repository.

Completed Supervisions

External responsibilities

Graham has also been involved in consultancy work on psychological issues with driving, and acts as an expert witness. He  regularly publishes in scholarly journals and has written material for undergraduate textbooks at all levels.

Subjects for media interviews

Situation awareness

Driver behaviour

Human error

Mobile phone use

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External examining

University of South Wales (2009-2013) University of Northampton (2013-2017)