University of Southampton, for all my University qualifications
Doctorate, Masters Degree and an Undergraduate Degree
I'm a research fellow at the university of Southampton, exploring way to reduce the fuel use associated with everyday driving.
Dr. Craig K. Allison, is a Research Fellow, working in the Human Factors Engineering team, University of Southampton. Craig was awarded his PhD in Web Science (Psychology) from the University of Southampton in 2016. Craig received his M.Sc in Web Science from the University of Southampton in 2011, and his B.Sc in Psychology in 2009, also from the University of Southampton. Prior to joining the Human Factors team, Craig’s primary research background was spatial psychology and orientation within both real and digital environments. With a focus on empirical analysis, Craig has extensive experience running research trials with human participants and working in multidisciplinary teams.
Since joining the Human Factors team in October 2015, Craig has worked on both aviation and automotive projects. Craig’s current research focus is developing in-vehicle interfaces to encourage drivers to behave in a more environmentally conscious and fuel-efficient manner, as part of the G-Active project. Craig is looking forward to implementing the developed interventions into the simulator to examine the impact of the developed interventions on overall fuel efficiency. After seeing the impact technology can have in transforming individuals lives, Craig is hopeful that technology can be used to transform our relationship with our environment.
My Typical Day
It's mixed! Sometimes I'm working in my office, or in our driving simulator, or presenting our research to large audiences
My career path: I had a very strange entrance to engineering. My undergraduate degree is in Psychology, I have a Web Science Masters and a Psychology PhD. After finishing my PhD, I was given the opportunity to work in engineering as part of the Human Factors team at the University of southampton, where we consider not only the technology, but how people use and interact with that technology.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Ambitious, Determined, Hungry
What's the best thing you've done in your career?
Travel across the United States discussing and promoting our work with companies in the states
What or who inspired you to follow your career?
The opportunity. If you don't try how will you know?
What was your favourite subject at school?
What did you want to be after you left school?
I wanted to be a teacher
Were you ever in trouble at school?
Nope, I was the fat nerdy guy who sat at the front!
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
I would likely be still trying to work in an applied psychology field.
What has surprised you most about a career in Engineering?
How varied it is, with different opportunities and people around all the time.