Prof. Neville Stanton

Professor Stanton has held a Chair in Human Factors Engineering since 1999, joining the University of Southampton in the Faculty of Engineering and the Environment in 2009. Neville received the B.Sc. in Psychology from the University of Hull, UK, in 1986, a PhD in Human Factors Engineering from Aston University, Birmingham, UK, in 1993, and a DSc in Human Factors Engineering for the University of Southampton, UK, in 2014. Professor Stanton an editor of Ergonomics and on the editorial board of Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science. He is a Fellow and Chartered Occupational Psychologist registered with The British Psychological Society, a Fellow of The Ergonomics Society and a Chartered Engineer registered with the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Professor Stanton has worked on cockpit design in automobiles and aircraft over the past 25 years, working on a variety of automation projects. He has published 25 books and over 200 journal papers on Ergonomics and Human Factors, and is currently an editor of the peer-reviewed journal Ergonomics.

In 1998 he was awarded the Institution of Electrical Engineers Divisional Premium Award for a co-authored paper on Engineering Psychology and System Safety. The Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors awarded him the Otto Edholm Medal in 2001 for his contribution to Ergonomics research, The President’s Medal in 2008 and the Sir Frederic Bartlett Medal in 2012 for a lifetime contribution to Ergonomics research. In 2007 The Royal Aeronautical Society awarded him the Hodgson Medal and Bronze Award with colleagues for their work on flight-deck safety.

His research interest includes team working in dynamic command and control tasks, development and validation of Human Factors methods, analysis and investigation of accidents, design of human-machine interaction, and the investigation of human performance in highly automated systems.


  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Methods
  • Human Performance – Human Reliability Analysis
  • Automated Driving – Autonomous Vehicles – Intelligent Drive Systems
  • Transportation Safety
Key Publications
  • Banks, V., Stanton, N. A. and Harvey, C.  (2014)  What the drivers do and don’t tell you: Using verbal protocol analysis to investigate driver behaviour in emergency situations.  Ergonomics  57 (3), 332-342.
  • Banks, V. A., Stanton, N. A. and Harvey, C.  (2014)  Sub-systems on the road to vehicle automation: Hands and feet free but not ‘mind’ free driving.   Safety Science  62, 505-514.
  • Salmon, P. M., McClure, R. and Stanton, M. A.  (2012)  Road transport in drift? Applying contemporary systems thinking to road safety, Safety Science, 50 (9), 1829-1838.