Dr Oscar Giles


Employment History

2017 – Present, Research Fellow, ITS, University of Leeds

2016-2017, Research Fellow, School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Leeds

I am currently employed on two research projects examining human interactions with automated vehicles and improving methods for using and assessing simulators for vehicle development:

  • InterACT (Designing cooperative interaction of automated vehicles with other road users in mixed traffic environments), EU H2020 Research and Innovation Action, 2017-2020.
  • TRANSITION (Transport safety in automated vehicles), EPSRC Research Grant, 2017-2020. Examining the sensorimotor factors which impact safety when handing control from automated vehicles back to a human driver.


Research interests

  • Driver behaviour
  • Human interaction with automated vehicles
  • Sensorimotor control and perception
  • Interceptive timing
  • Quantitative modelling of sensorimotor behaviour
  • Bayesian statistics, multilevel modelling 
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  • PhD, Interceptive timing in adults and children, University of Leeds
  • BSc Psychology, University of Leeds

Research groups and institutes

  • Human Factors and Safety