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Prof Graham Edgar

Professor of Psychology and Applied Neuroscience

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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. Chevron icon


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).


  • 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 & Research


Cognitive Neuroscience and Cognitive Neuropsychology

Human Factors

Applied Cognitive Psychology


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

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.

Subject for media interview

Situation awareness

Driver behaviour

Human error

Mobile phone use

External examining

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