Dr Yee Mun Lee

Dr Yee Mun Lee


I joined the Human Factors & Safety Group at the Institute for Transport Studies in January 2018 as a Research Fellow. I am working on the interACT EU-funded project, which focuses on designing cooperative interaction of automated vehicles with other road users in the mixed traffic environment.

I obtained a Bsc (Hons) Psychology at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus in 2012, as well as a PhD at the same university in 2016. My PhD focused on the cognitive aspects of driving: perception and judgment. Following my PhD, I worked as a Lecturer in Experimental Psychology at Glyndwr University.

Employment History

  • 2018 - present: Research Fellow - Human Factors of Vehicle Automation, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds
  • 2016 - 2017: Lecturer in Experimental Psychology, Psychology Department, Glyndwr University
  • 2012 - 2016: Teaching/Research Assistant, School of Psychology, The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus

Research interests

I am interested in understanding the cognitive and human factors aspects of driving. My main research focuses now is on understanding the interaction between Autonomous Vehicles, onboard and other road users in the mixed traffic situation. This includes HMI designs to improve the communication between AVs and others. I am also interested in the cross-cultural effects on drivers' judgment and perception, especially between developing and developed countries, as well as on vulnerable road users such as motorcycles. My previous work includes understanding the effect of speed limit credibility on drivers' speed choice and interventions which affect speed judgment.

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  • PhD, Cognitive aspects of Driving, University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus
  • BSc (Hons), Psychology, University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus

Professional memberships

  • Chartered Membership (CPsychol), The British Psychological Society
  • Member, Experimental Psychology Society

Student education

Current teaching: I presently teach a Master Module: Engineering Psychology and Human Factors.

Past teaching experience: I was a Lecturer in Experimental Psychology (2016-2017). I was the module leader for Statistical Methods, Individual Differences, Biological Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Practical Methods and undergraduate research projects.

Research groups and institutes

  • Human Factors and Safety

Current postgraduate researchers

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