Researcher biography

Lay detail

  • Professor of Cognitive Engineering and Human Factors (Joint appointment: School of Psychology, School of ITEE, School of Clinical Medicine)
  • Leader, Cognitive Engineering Research Group (CERG).
  • Leader, Cognitive Systems Engineering Group, School of ITEE.
  • Responsible for development and operation of the University of Queensland Usability Laboratory (UQUL).
  • Director of ARC Key Centre for Human Factors and Applied Cognitive Psychology, 2004-2007.
  • Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA).
  • Fellow of the USA-based Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES).
  • Fellow of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA)


  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1997-2006.
  • Professor of Computer Science (HCI), Swinburne University of Technology, 1997-2001.
  • Assistant and then tenured Associate Professor of Psychology, M&IE, and Aviation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1985-1996.

Editorial responsibilities

  • Associate Editor, Human Factors in Healthcare, 2021-present
  • Regional Editor, Cognition Technology and Work, 2000-present.
  • Consulting Editor, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 2005-2011, 2013-present
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making, 2005-present.
  • Editorial Board, Human Factors, 1986-1997, 2005-2013, 2016-present.
  • Associate Editor, Human Factors, 2014-2015.
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied: 2012-2013.
  • Associate Editor, International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 2002-2005.

Areas of research