Andrew Mackenzie

Andrew Mackenzie

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

School of Social Sciences

Staff Group(s)
Psychology

Role

Andrew Mackenzie is a Lecturer in the department of Psychology at NTU.  His interests lie within the fields of Visual Psychology and Applied Cognitive Psychology.  These interests extend from the processes involved in early-level vision through to eye movements in the real world.  He subscribes to the idea that studying visual behaviour is often more appropriate when investigated under more active and naturalistic conditions.  Working across several domains (e.g. Transport, Ageing, Child development, Sport, Gaming) he broadly wishes to a) understand the visual process involved in tasks, b) understand the visual and attentional mechanisms that contribute to the individual differences (e.g. expertise, age, abnormal development) within these tasks and c) where possible, develop diagnostic and training tools to assess and develop skill.

Andrew teaches across a number of Psychology modules and is also the Year 3 tutor for Single Honours.

Career overview

Andrew completed his Undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Dundee in 2011.  He then completed his PhD at the University of St Andrews, under the supervision of Prof Julie Harris, within the areas of applied visual cognition where he investigated eye movements and driving.  He then began working at NTU in 2015 and was involved in a number of vision and cognitive psychology related projects.  He became a Lecturer at NTU in 2017.

Research areas

  • Visual cognition
  • Eye Movements
  • Transport Psychology

Publications

Young, A.H., Mackenzie A.K., Davies, R. & Crundall, D. (In press). Familiarity breeds contempt for the road ahead: The real-world effects of route repetition on visual attention in an expert driver. Transportation Research Part F: Psychology and Behaviour

Mackenzie, A.K. & Harris, J.M. (2016). A Link Between Attentional function, Effective Eye Movements and Driving Ability. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 43(2), 381-394.DOI: 10.1037/xhp0000297.

Mackenzie, A.K. & Harris, J.M. (2015). Eye movements and Hazard Perception in Active and Passive Driving, Visual Cognition, 23(6), 736-757. DOI: 10.1080/13506285.2015.1079583.

Mackenzie, A.K. & Harris, J.M. (2015). Using Experts' Eye Movements to Influence Scanning Behaviour in Novice Drivers, Journal of Vision, 15, 367. DOI: 10.1167/15.12.367.

Mackenzie, A.K. & Harris, J.M. (2015). Linking the Ability in Cognitive Tasks to Efficient Gaze Allocation during Driving. Journal of Eye Movement Research, 8(4), 1.

Mackenzie, A.K. & Harris. J.M. (2014) Visual attention and driving: How to measure it and how to train it, iPerception, 5(5).

Mackenzie, A.K. (2014). An Approach to Real Time Display and Eye Movement Capture, PsyPAG Quarterly, 92, 28-34.

Mackenzie, A.K. & Harris, J.M. (2014). Characterizing visual attention during driving and non-driving hazard perception tasks in a simulated environment. Proceedings of the Symposium on Eye Tracking Research Applications, 127-130. DOI: 10.1145/2578153.2578171.