Skip to main content

Research Repository

See what's under the surface


Exploring the usability of a connected autonomous vehicle human machine interface designed for older adults (2018)
Journal Article
Morgan, P. L., Voinescu, A., Alford, C., & Caleb-Solly, P. (2019). Exploring the usability of a connected autonomous vehicle human machine interface designed for older adults. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, 786, 591-603. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-93885-1_54

Users of Level 4–5 connected autonomous vehicles (CAVs) should not need to intervene with the dynamic driving task or monitor the driving environment, as the system will handle all driving functions. CAV human-machine interface (HMI) dashboards for s... Read More about Exploring the usability of a connected autonomous vehicle human machine interface designed for older adults.

Alcohol mixed with energy drink (AMED): A critical review and meta-analysis (2018)
Journal Article
Verster, J. C., Benson, S., Johnson, S. J., Alford, C., Godefroy, S. B., & Scholey, A. (2018). Alcohol mixed with energy drink (AMED): A critical review and meta-analysis. Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental, 33(2), e2650. https://doi.org/10.1002/hup.2650

© 2018 The Authors Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. The purpose of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to critically review the (1) prevalence of alcohol mixed with energy drink (AMED)... Read More about Alcohol mixed with energy drink (AMED): A critical review and meta-analysis.

Investigating older adults’ preferences for functions within a human-machine interface designed for fully autonomous vehicles (2018)
Journal Article
Voinescu, A., Morgan, P. L., Alford, C., & Caleb-Solly, P. (2018). Investigating older adults’ preferences for functions within a human-machine interface designed for fully autonomous vehicles. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, 10927 LNCS, 445-462. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-92037-5_32

© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018. Compared to traditional cars, where the driver has most of their attention allocated on the road and on driving tasks, in fully autonomous vehicles it is likely that the user would... Read More about Investigating older adults’ preferences for functions within a human-machine interface designed for fully autonomous vehicles.

Are energy drinks unique mixers in terms of their effects on alcohol consumption and negative alcohol-related consequences? (2018)
Journal Article
Johnson, S. J., Alford, C., Stewart, K., & Verster, J. C. (2018). Are energy drinks unique mixers in terms of their effects on alcohol consumption and negative alcohol-related consequences?. International Journal of General Medicine, 11(11), 15-23. https://doi.org/10.2147/IJGM.S143476

© 2018 Johnson et al. Introduction: Previous research has suggested that consuming alcohol mixed with energy drinks (AMED) increases overall alcohol consumption. However, there is limited research examining whether energy drinks are unique in their e... Read More about Are energy drinks unique mixers in terms of their effects on alcohol consumption and negative alcohol-related consequences?.

Mapping brain activity during loss of situation awareness: An EEG investigation of a basis for top-down influence on perception (2014)
Journal Article
Catherwood, D., Edgar, G., Nikolla, D., Brookes, D., Baker, S., White, S., & Alford, C. (2014). Mapping brain activity during loss of situation awareness: An EEG investigation of a basis for top-down influence on perception. Human Factors,

Objective: The objective was to map brain activity during early intervals in loss of situation awareness (SA) to examine any co-activity in visual and high-order regions, reflecting grounds for top-down influences on Level 1 SA. Background: Behavior... Read More about Mapping brain activity during loss of situation awareness: An EEG investigation of a basis for top-down influence on perception.

Effects of mixing alcohol with caffeinated beverages on subjective intoxication: A critical review and meta-analysis (2014)
Journal Article
Benson, S., Verster, J., Alford, C., & Scholey, A. (2014). Effects of mixing alcohol with caffeinated beverages on subjective intoxication: A critical review and meta-analysis. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 47, 16-21. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neubiorev.2014.07.008

It has been suggested that mixing alcohol with energy drinks or other caffeinated beverages may alter the awareness of (or ‘mask’) intoxication. The proposed reduction in subjective intoxication may have serious consequences by increasing the likelih... Read More about Effects of mixing alcohol with caffeinated beverages on subjective intoxication: A critical review and meta-analysis.