Dr Hamish Jamson

Dr Hamish Jamson


Key Research Interests

  • Driving simulation, simulator development and validation
  • Human factors
  • Driver behaviour
  • Driver distraction

Employment History

  • 2008 - 2015: Principal Research Fellow and Facility Manager, University of Leeds Driving Simulator, Institute for Transport Studies (ITS), University of Leeds (UoL).
  • 2001 - 2008: Senior Research Fellow and Facility Manager, Leeds Advanced Driving Simulator (LADS), ITS, UoL.
  • 1996 - 2001: Research Fellow, LADS, ITS, UoL.
  • 1993 - 1996: Research Officer, LADS, ITS, UoL.


  • 2011: PhD , Motion Cueing in Driving Simualtors for Research Applications, University of Leeds.
  • 1992: MSc, Flight Dynamics, College of Aeronautics, Cranfield University.
  • 1991: BEng (Honours), Mechanical Engineering, University of Sheffield.

Professional Engagements

  • Scientific Committee Member for the International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training, and Vehicle Design (2005, 2007, 2009, 2011).
  • Scientific Committee Member for the Driving Simulation Conference (2003, 2005, 2007).
  • Member of International Driving Simulator User Group.

Research Projects and Experience

  • In his 18 year experience, Hamish Jamson has worked on over 30 externally funded studies associated with driving simulator development, vehicle dynamics, driver performance, road safety and traffic engineering.
  • His PhD is in the field of motion cueing and its role in driving simulator validity.
  • He has led eight major research projects as Principal Investigator for both public and private sector clients, with a combined income of over £3.2m. The most significant of these being the development of the full motion University of Leeds Driving Simulator and its use in the Jaguar Land Rover co-funded project on virtual vehicle prototyping, Programme for Simulation Innovation.
  • Having made a career change into commercial aviation in 2015, he currently works on a part-time contract and teaches on the Aerospace Technology with Pilot Studies degree programme.



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Research groups and institutes

  • Human Factors and Safety
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