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

Graham conducts research in decision-making in obstetrics, SA in fireground situations, forensic neuroscience, the neuroscience of emotional intelligence, the neuroscience of creativity, and new methods of student assessment.


Graham has been successful with CRACKLE colleagues, in securing funding from the MoD’s ‘Competition of Ideas’ to explore brain activity linked to losing situation awareness (as in “friendly fire” incidents), and this allowed the establishment of a 128-channel dense-array EEG laboratory.  More recently, Graham was involved in securing a large Erasmus Plus grant for a project on fireground situation awareness and decision-making in collaboration with Fire and Rescue Services in Gloucestershire, Belgium, Denmark, Netherlands and Poland.


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.

Thesis Supervision

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)