Dr. Mark Turner
Senior Lecturer, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Mark has a BSc (Hons) Psychology degree from the University of Portsmouth and an MSc in Informtion Systems (Design & Administration) from the School of Information Science, University of Portsmouth. His PhD investigated the physical and psychological causes of motion sickness and was conducted at the Institute of Sound & Vibration Studies, University of Southampton.
Mark teaches research skills and computer-based statistical analyses to psychology students and to other students throughout the University. He also teaches a specialist option in Human Factors for final year psychology students which introduces the study of ergonomics and human-computer interaction.
Mark's main research interests are in the area of Human Factors. He has conducted studies investigating the causes of motion sickness in different transport environments and the occurrence of motion sickness-like symptoms which result when using virtual displays. He is also currently engaged in research projects investigating the applied study of human mental workload, for example, whilst driving, when using mobile communications and new display technologies.
Publications before 2000
Turner, M. and Griffin, M. (1999). Motion sickness in public road transport: The relative importance of motion, vision, and individual differences. British Journal of Psychology, 90, 519-530.
Turner, M. and Griffin, M. (1999). Motion sickness in public road transport: The influence of passenger behaviour and susceptibility. Ergonomics, 42, 444-461.
Turner, M. and Griffin, M. (1999). Motion sickness in public road transport: The effect of driver, route and vehicle. Ergonomics, 42, 1646-1664.
Turner, M. and Griffin, M (1995). Motion sickness incidence during a round-the-world yacht race. Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine, 66, 849-56.