Gerald Matthews



PhD in Experimental Psychology, University of Cambridge (1984)

Phone: (407) 882-0119

Gerald Matthews obtained his Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from the University of Cambridge. He joined the Institute for Simulation and Training in 2013, having previously held faculty positions at the University of Cincinnati and the University of Dundee. His research focuses on human factors, cognitive models of personality and individual differences, and task-induced states of stress, workload, and fatigue. Current interests include driver stress and drowsiness, automation and fatigue in operators of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), assessment of individual differences in cognitive bias, and workload psychophysiology. Much of his work concerns the multidimensional assessment of task stress using the Dundee Stress State Questionnaire. He has published over 300 journal articles and book chapters, and several co-authored books including Human Performance: Cognition, Stress and Individual Differences, Emotional Intelligence: Science and Myth, and Personality Traits. He is co-author of the Workload Assessment volume in the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society practitioner guide series. His research has been supported by Department of Defence agencies, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, British research councils, and major corporations. He has been elected President of the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences, and President of the Traffic and Transportation Psychology division of the International Association for Applied Psychology (IAAP). He is also an elected fellow of IAAP, and an associate editor for Personality and Individual Differences.