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Andrew Mackenzie

Senior Lecturer

School of Social Sciences

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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, 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 and age) 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 with a focus on cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience.

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 as a researcher 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
  • Sport Psychology


Mackenzie, A. K., Vernon, M. L., Cox, P. R., Crundall, D., Daly, R. C., Guest, D., ... & Howard, C. J. (2021). The Multiple Object Avoidance (MOA) task measures attention for action: Evidence from driving and sport. Behavior Research Methods, 1-22.

Tsuchiya, K., Coffey, F., Mackenzie, A., Atkins, S., Chalupnik, M., Timmons, S., ... & Crundall, D. (2021) Framing emergency care interactions: A multimodal analysis of team leaders’ making requests using eye-tracking glasses. Communication and Medicine

Kroll, V., Mackenzie, A. K., Goodge, T., Hill, R., Davies, R., & Crundall, D. (2020). Creating a hazard-based training and assessment tool for emergency response drivers. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 144, 105607.

Nakamura, K., Sakai, T., Abe, T., Saitoh, T., Coffey, F., MacKenzie, A., ... & Tsuchiya, K. (2020). A team leader’s gaze before and after making requests in emergency care simulation: a case study with eye-tracking glasses. BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning, bmjstel-2019.

Sivakumaran, M.H., Mackenzie, A.K., Callan.,   I.R., Ainge, J.A., & O’Connor, A.R. (2018). The Discrimination ration   derived from Novel Object Recognition tasks as a measure of recognition memory sensitivity, not bias. Scientific Reports, 8:11579, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-30030-7.

Young, A.H., Mackenzie A.K., Davies, R.   & Crundall, D. (2018). 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, DOI: 10.1016/j.trf.2017.10.004

Mackenzie, A.K. & Harris, J.M. (2017).   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. (2014). Characterizing visual attention during driving and non driving hazard perception tasks in a simulated environment. Eye Tracking Research Applications, 127-130. DOI: 10.1145/2578153.2578171.

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