Stewart A Birrell is a Professor of Human Factors for Future Transport within the National Transport Design Centre (ntdc) at Coventry University. He received his PhD in Ergonomics from Loughborough University, UK in 2007, and first-class degree in Sport Science in 2002. Stewart has spent the previous 15 years working in the automotive sector within industry and academia, with expertise ranging from driver behaviour and distraction, multimodal warnings, driver state monitoring and information requirements ? all underpinned by the design of in-vehicle information systems, and their evaluation using driving simulators and field operational trials. Currently, he applies innovative Human Factors Engineering methodologies to enable real-world and virtual evaluation of user interaction with Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) and Electric Vehicle (EV) technologies and services. Professor Birrell has over 100 journal and conference papers, book sections and articles published in his field to date, and is an Editor of special issues for IEEE T-ITS.
1. Human Factors in Connected and Autonomous Vehicles 2. Driver behavior in conventional and electric vehicles 3. Design and evaluation of in-vehicle information systems 4. Driver distraction and Haptic interfaces