Dr Courtney Goodridge

Dr Courtney Goodridge


I joined the Institute for Transport Studies in May 2022. I am primarily working on the Hi-Drive project, which aims to advance automated driving technology by focusing on testing, demonstrating, and evaluating high automation functions in varying traffic environments.

I received my PhD in Experimental Psychology in 2022 from the University of Leeds. My PhD research focused on understanding how human drivers process visual information in order to inform the timing and magnitude of manual steering responses, and steering responses when taking over from silent vehicle automation failures. I received my MSc in Brain Imaging and Cognitive Neuroscience from the University of Birmingham, and my BSc in Psychology from Sheffield Hallam University.  

Research interests

I am interested in using statistical models to understand human cognition, driving behaviour, and takeover performance.

My main research focus is investigating user monitoring during automated driving, and the quality of driver takeovers during transfers of control in varying road and traffic situations. 

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  • PhD in Experimental Psychology, University of Leeds
  • MSc in Brain Imaging and Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Birmingham
  • BSc in Psychology, Sheffield Hallam University

Current postgraduate researchers

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