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Craig K Allison

Dr Craig K Allison PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons)


Faculty of Sport, Health and Social Sciences

023 8201 6362 ext. 6362 Room no. RM131


Craig was awarded his PhD in Web Science (Psychology) from the University of Southampton in 2016. He received his MSc in Web Science from the University of Southampton in 2011, and his BSc in Psychology in 2009, also from the University of Southampton.

Craig has a research background within spatial psychology, exploring how individuals maintain a sense of orientation, knowing where they are and in what direction they are facing, in both real and virtual worlds. Following completion of his PhD, he transitioned to human factors research, and undertook four years of post-doctoral research.

During his time as a research fellow, Craig worked on numerous topics, primarily related to aviation and automotive industries. For his work within aviation, he explored how to promote safety within aviation, the impact of changing cockpit displays and the potential for single pilot commercial operations. Craig has also undertaken significant research in the automotive sector exploring ways in which to reduce emissions from everyday driving. With expertise with both qualitative and quantitative analysis, he has extensive experience running research trials with human participants and working in multidisciplinary teams.

Craig joined Solent University in November 2019 as a lecturer in psychology.

Further information

  1. Industry experience

    Although Craig has never directly worked in an industrial setting, he has significant experience working in successful research collaborations with industry. Previous research collaborations include GE Aviation, BAE Systems and Rolls-Royce.
  2. Teaching experience

    Prior to joining Solent University, Craig was a teaching assistant in psychology during his PhD at the University of Southampton, assisting undergraduate students in understanding fundamental psychological concepts. He also gained significant experience marking assignments and coursework during this time.
    Following completion of his PhD, Craig taught human factors for four years, also at the University of Southampton. He has additionally taught topics including air traffic management, avionics and stakeholder engagement.
  3. Research interests

    Craig's primary research interests are in the mechanisms of learning and behavioural change.
  4. Recent publications

    Follow the link below to for a list of Craig's recent publications.
    • Allison, C. K., Revell, K. M., Sears, R., & Stanton, N. A. (2017). Systems Theoretic Accident Model and Process (STAMP) safety modelling applied to an aircraft rapid decompression event. Safety science, 98, 159-166.
    • Fleming, J. M., Allison, C. K., Yan, X., Lot, R., & Stanton, N. A. (2018). Adaptive driver modelling in ADAS to improve user acceptance: A study using naturalistic data. Safety Science, 119, 76 – 83.
    • Allison, C. K. & Stanton, N. A. (2019) Eco-driving: the role of feedback in reducing emissions from everyday driving behaviours. Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science, 20(2), 85- 104.
  5. Work in progress

    Craig is currently preparing a series of manuscripts relating to encouraging behavioural change in drivers to promote greener and less environmentally damaging driving styles. He is working on a book on the same topic, collecting work in this area to promote the need for more sustainable driving habits.
    Craig is also preparing a series of manuscripts related to greater awareness of pilot actions following non-normal events in flight, including examining pilots' decisions following both an engine oil leak and an engine bird strike.
  6. Awards

    Craig has been awarded the Honourable Company of Air Pilots (Saul) Prize for Aviation Safety.