Dr Glyn Lawson

Dr Glyn Lawson is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Nottingham and member of the Human Factors Research Group. His research expertise includes the human-centred development of new technologies in design and engineering applications. Glyn has a particular interest in predicting human behaviour in emergency situations, for which he developed a talk-through approach involving sequence analysis. He has held or worked on research grants and contracts from EPSRC, InnovateUK, AHRC, the EC and several automotive manufacturers. Dr Lawson is a Chartered Ergonomist and Human Factors Specialist (Fellow) of the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF). He sits on the editorial board of Applied Ergonomics, a top 10% SNIP journal. Dr Lawson has over 20 peer-reviewed journal papers in leading journals such as Applied Ergonomics, Ergonomics and Safety Science.  He was conference chair of the 2016 European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics (ECCE2016). 


Selected Publications

Lawson, G., Sharples, S., Clarke, D. and Cobb, S., 2013. Validating a low cost approach for predicting human responses to emergency situations. Applied ergonomics, 44(1), pp.27-34.


Lawson, G., Sharples, S., Cobb, S., and Clarke, D. (2009).  Predicting the human response to an emergency. In: P.D. Bust (ed.) Contemporary Ergonomics 2009, Proceedings of the Ergonomics Society’s Annual Conference, London 22-23 April 2009. pp.525-532. Taylor and Francis: London. 


Lawson, G., Sharples, S., Clarke, D., and Cobb, S. (2009). Development of a technique for predicting the human response to an emergency situation.  In: D Harris (ed.) Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference, EPCE 2009, Held as Part of HCI International 2009, San Diego 19-24 July 2009. pp.22-31. Springer: Heidelberg.