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Simon Banbury | PhD Psychology, PCOP, CPsychol

Simon Banbury received his B.Sc. in Psychology from the University of Reading, United Kingdom in 1992, and his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Reading, United Kingdom in 1996. He also received his Postgraduate Certificate of Occupational Psychology from the British Psychological Society in 2004. He is a Chartered Psychologist (British Psychological Society).

Simon has over twenty years of Human Factors Engineering consulting in defence, industrial and academic domains; he has worked as a Human Factors consultant in the defence and industrial sectors, a lecturer in Psychology at Cardiff University (U.K.), and a defence scientist for the United Kingdom’s Defence Evaluation and Research Agency. He has a broad experience of leading and managing multi-disciplinary R&D teams – working with project engineers and end users to develop user-centred design requirements and specifications for user interfaces, workstations and control rooms across a range of defence and industrial applications. He also has extensive experience of planning and executing user testing and field trials to ensure the interaction between the user and the system meets the user-centred requirements. He has published widely in the field of Human Factors; including over fifty peer-review publications and three books.

Recent Publications


Hou, M., Banbury, S., and Burns, C., (2014). Intelligent Adaptive Systems. An Interaction-Centered Design Perspective. Taylor and Francis.

Wickens, C., Hollands, J., Banbury, S., and Parasuraman, R. (2012). Engineering Psychology and Human Performance (4th Edition). Taylor and Francis.

Banbury, S., and Tremblay, S. (Eds.). (2004). A Cognitive Approach to Situation Awareness: Theory and Application. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate and Town.

Journal Articles

Perham, N., and Banbury, S. (2012). The role of rehearsal in a novel call-centre type task. Noise and Health, 14, 1-5.

Perham, N., and Banbury, S. (2011). Do practical signal-to-noise ratios reduce the irrelevant sound effect? Cognitive Technology, 16(1), 1-10.

Rousseau, R., Tremblay, S., Banbury, Breton, R., and Guitouni, A. (2010). The role of metacognition in the relationship between objective and subjective measures of Situation Awareness. Theoretical Issues in Ergonomic Science 11, 119-130.

Waldron, S. M., Patrick, J., Duggan, G. B., Banbury, S., and Howes, A. (2008). Designing information fusion for encoding visual-spatial Information. Ergonomics, 51, 775-797.

Perham, N., Banbury, S., and Jones, D. M. (2007). Do realistic reverberation levels reduce auditory distraction? Applied Cognitive Psychology, 21(7), 839-847.

Perham, N., Banbury, S., and Jones, D.M. (2007). Reduction in auditory distraction by retrieval strategy. Memory, 15, 465-473.

Banbury, S., Dudfield, H. and Lodge, M. (2007). FASA: Development and validation of a scale to measure factors affecting commercial airline pilot Situation Awareness. International Journal of Aviation Psychology, 17, 131-152.

Banbury, S. and Berry, D. C. (2005). Office noise and employee concentration: Identifying causes of disruption and potential improvements. Ergonomics, 48, 25-37.

Banbury, S., Fricker, L., Emery, L. and Tremblay, S. (2003). Using auditory streaming to reduce disruption of serial memory by extraneous auditory warnings. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 9, 12-29.

Banbury, S., Macken, W. J., Tremblay, S. and Jones, D.M. (2001). Auditory distraction: Phenomena and practical implications. Human Factors, 43, 12-29.