Areas of expertise
- Air Transport Safety & Investigation
- Autonomous Systems
- Human Factors
- Human Factors for Defence
- Systems Engineering
BackgroundBefore joining Cranfield University as a lecturer, Jim was a principal human factors engineer at BAE Systems, Advanced Technology Centre applying human factors in a defence context. Prior to this he worked as a human factors specialist at NATS (formerly National Air Traffic Services) working predominantly on the introduction of the new medium-term conflict-detection tools in area control. Jim holds a PhD and MSc in human factors, and a BSc(Hons) in experimental psychology. He is a Chartered psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.
Current activitiesJim is a chartered psychologist and lectures in human factors in aviation safety. He is the course director of the Safety and Human Factors MSc programme at Cranfield University. Jim leads modules in cognitive ergonomics and research methods. Jim is currently working on research projects with BAE Systems through the DHCSTC Humans in Systems programme and NLR through the Horizon 2020 European research programme. Jim sits on the Science and Engineering Research Ethics Committee (SEREC). His research interests include the development of human factors methods and their application, quantitative analysis of human factors data, emergent human factors effects of complex systems and trust as a performance shaping factor.
Articles In Journals
- Stedmon A, Moore D, Nixon J & Harris D. (2016) Transport in the 21st Century: The application of human factors to future user needs, Applied Ergonomics, 53 (Part B) 295-297.
- Nixon J, Leggatt A & Campbell J (2015) The development and assessment of behavioural markers to support counter-IED training, Applied Ergonomics, 48 130-137.
- Nixon J & McGuinness B (2013) Framing the Human Dimension in Cybersecurity, EAI Endorsed Transactions on Security and Safety, 13 (2).
- Anand S, Ware J M, Sharples S, Jackson M & Nixon J (2006) Schematic maps in MobileGIS environments: an automated simulated annealing based case study, Cognitive Processing, 7 (1) 7-8.
- Nixon & J (2014) What do accident investigators do and what makes them good at it?. In: European Society of Air Safety Investigators, Milan, 23-24 April 2014.
- Nixon J. & Lowrey A. (2013) A quick method of assessing situation awareness in air traffic control. In: international conference on Ergonomics & Human Factors 2013, Cambridge, 15-18 April 2013.
- Nixon J (2012) Structured assessment of performance advantage from future interface technologies. In: International conference on Ergonomics & Human Factors, Blackpool, 16-19 April 2012.
- Nixon J., Isaac A. & Ferneyhough R. (2012) Understanding pilot-controller workload in new systems. In: International conference on Ergonomics & Human Factors, Blackpool, 16-19 April 2012.
- Nixon J., Sharpies S. & Jackson M. (2008) Less is more? Navigating with different types of information on a small-screen device. In: 52nd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, New York, 22-26 September 2008.
- Nixon J., Sharpies S. & Jackson M. (2007) Presenting spatial information on a mobile device: Differences in workload and performance. In: The 51st Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, Baltimore, 1-5 October 2007.
- Anand S., Ware J., Sharples S., Nixon J. & Jackson M. (2006) Automated schematic mapping for MobileGIS: Technical developments and human factors requirements. In: Tenth International Conference on Information Visualisation (IV'06), London, 5-7 July 2006.