Associate Professor Mark Horswill

Associate Professor

School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
m.horswill@psy.uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 69520

Overview

Currently active research interests include (1) hazard perception in driving (2) human factors in patient chart design (3) skill and training in surgery.

Research Impacts

· I was the 2008 Innovation Excellence Award Winner (Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, University of Queensland).

· Some of my research work formed the basis for a Transport For London motorcycle safety campaign by M&C Saatchi that was broadcast in March 2008.

· I headed a team that developed a video-based hazard perception test for Queensland Transport, which became part of the new driver licensing procedure in Queensland, Australia, in July 2008.

· I headed a team that developed and evaluated a patient observation chart for use in hospitals. This chart was recommended for use in all Queensland Hospitals (source: memo from Queensland Health Director General, 5th October 2010). We also developed alternate forms of this chart which are being piloted nationwide.

Qualifications

  • BSc, University of Reading
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Reading

Publications

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Grants

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Supervision

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Horswill, Mark S. (2017). Hazard Perception Tests. In Fisher, DL, Caird, JK, Horrey, WJ and Trick, LM (Ed.), Hazard Perception Tests (pp. 439-450) BOCA RATON: CRC PRESS-TAYLOR & FRANCIS GROUP.

  • Horswill, Mark S. and McKenna, Frank P. (2004). Drivers' hazard perception ability: Situation awareness on the road. In Simon Banbury and Sebastien Tremblay (Ed.), A cognitive approach to situation awareness: Theory and application 1st ed. (pp. 155-175) UK: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd..

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Hill, A., Horswill, M. S., Plooy, A. M., Watson, M. O., Rowlands, L., Wallis, G. M., Riek, S. P., Burgess-Limerick, R., Zupanc, C. and Hewett, D. G. (2011). The development and validation of a colorectal polyp recognition test. In: Special Issue: Australian Gastroenterology Week 2011. Australian Gastroenterology Week 2011, Brisbane, Qld., Australia, (32-32). 12-15 September 2011. doi:10.1111/j.1440-1746.2011.06821.x

  • Riek, Stephan, Plooy, Annaliesse M., Marinovic, Welber, Cresp, Alanna, Hill, Andrew, Wallis, Guy M., Ooi, Soong-Yuan J., Horswill, Mark S., Burgess-Limerick, Robin, Zupanc, Christine, Watson, Marcus O. and Hewett, David G. (2011). Tu1490 validation of a novel training device for tip control in colonoscopy. In: Digestive Diease Week 2011, Chicago, IL United States, (AB425-AB425). 7-10 May 2011. doi:10.1016/j.gie.2011.03.981

  • Riek, S. P., Plooy, A. M., Marinovic, W., Cresp, A., Hill, A., Wallis, G. M., Horswill, M. S., Burgess-Limerick, R., Watson, M. O. and Hewett, D. G. (2011). Validation of a novel training device for tip control in colonoscopy. In: Australian Gastroenterology Week 2011. Australian Gastroenterology Week 2011, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, (30-31). 12-15 September 2011. doi:10.1111/j.1440-1746.2011.06821.x

  • Hewett, David G., Zupanc, Christine, Burgess-Limerick, Robin, Karamatic, Rozemary, Riek, Stephan P., Wallis, Guy M., Plooy, Annaliese M., Horswill, Mark S., Hill, Andrew and Watson, Marcus O. (2010). A colonoscopy competency framework derived from task analysis. In: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. DDW Abstract Issue 2010, Digestive Disease Week 2010. Digestive Disease Week 2010, New Orleans, LA, U.S.A., (AB218-AB218). 1-5 May 2010.

  • Preece, Megan, Horswill, Mark, Hill, Andrew, Christofidis, Melany and Watson, Marcus (2010). A human factors approach to observation chart design can improve the detection of clinical deterioration. In: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia Annual Conference 2010, Sunshine Coast, Australia, (). 31 Oct- 2 Nov 2010.

  • Christofidis, Melany, Dunbar, Nicola, Hewett, David, Hill, Andrew, Horswill, Mark, Karamatic, Rozemary, Preece, Megan and Watson, Marcus (2010). A human factors approach to observation chart design can improve the detection of clinical deterioration. In: 6th International Symposium on Rapid Response Systems and Medical Emergency Teams, Pittsburgh, PA, (). 9-11 May 2010.

  • Karamatic, Rozemary, Hill, Andrew, Horswill, Mark S., Plooy, Annaliese M., Watson, Marcus O., Basit, Tabinda A., Wallis, Guy M., Riek, Stephan P., Burgess-Limerick, Robin, Zupanc, Christine and Hewett, David G. (2010). A systematic comparison of the realism of four colonoscopy simulators. In: DDW Abstract Issue 2010. Digestive Disease Week 2010, New Orleans, LA, United States, (AB274-AB274). 1-5 May 2010. doi:10.1016/j.gie.2010.03.638

  • Ooi, S. Y., Plooy, A. M., Cresp, A., Horswill, M. S., Hill, A., Riek, S. P., Burgess-Limerick, R., Zupanc, C., Wallis, G. M., Watson, M. O. and Hewett, D. G. (2010). Construct validity of a physical model colonoscopy simulator. In: Geoff Farrell, Abstracts of: Australian Gastroenterology Week 2010. Australian Gastroenterology Week (AGW) 2010, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia, (A59-A59). 20-23 October 2010. doi:10.1111/j.1440-1746.2010.06452.x

  • Preece, Megan H. W., Horswill, Mark S. and Geffen, Gina M. (2010). Drivers’ ability to anticipate traffic hazards after a recent mild traumatic brain injury. In: 33rd Annual Brain Impairment Conference, Surfers Paradise, Qld, Australia, (). 6-9 May, 2010. doi:10.1375/brim.11.1.45

  • Preece, Megan, Horswill, Mark, Hill, Andrew and Watson, Marcus (2010). Medical observation chart design affects users’ decision accuracy and response time regarding patients’ vital signs. In: Vicky Mrowinski, Michael Kyrios and Nicholas Voudouris, Abstract of the 27th International Congress of Applied Psychology. 27th International Congress of Applied Psychology (ICAP2010), Melbourne, VIC, Australia, (). 11-16 July, 2010.

  • Plooy, A. M., Cresp, A., Horswill, M. S., Hill, A., Riek, S. P., Wallis, G. M., Burgess-Limerick, R., Zupanc, C., Watson, M. O. and Hewett, D. G. (2010). The effects of augmented visual feedback on motor skill learning in colonoscopy. In: Geoff Farrell, Abstracts of: Australian Gastroenterology Week 2010. Australian Gastroenterology Week (AGW) 2010, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia, (A67-A67). 20-23 October 2010. doi:10.1111/j.1440-1746.2010.06452.x

  • Preece, Megan, Horswill, Mark, Hill, Andrew, Karamatic, Rozemary, Hewett, David and Watson, Marcus (2010). Usability evaluation of 25 adult general observation charts leading to the design of a user-friendly observation chart. In: The Deteriorating Patient, Sydney, Australia, (). 11-12 March 2010.

  • Zupanc, C., Burgess-Limerick, R., Watson, M.O., Riek, S., Wallis, G., Plooy, A., Horswill, M., Hill, A., Karamatic, R. and Hewett, D.G. (2009). A colonoscopy competency framework derived from task analysis. In: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology: Abstracts of the Australian Gastroenterology Week 2009. Australia & New Zealand Medical & Surgical Gastrointestinal Week 2009, Sydney, NSW, (A221-A221). 21-24 October 2009.

  • Zupanc, Christine, Burgess-Limerick, Robin, Riek, Stephan, Wallis, Guy, Plooy, Anna, Horswill, Mark, Hill, Andrew, Watson, Marcus, Karamatic, Rozemary and Hewett, David (2009). A colonoscopy competency framework derived from task analysis. In: A. Shaw, Proceedings of the 45th Annual Conference Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia. Designing Futures - 45th Annual Conference of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, (10-18). 22-25 November, 2009.

  • Preece, Megan H. W., Horswill, Mark S. and Geffen, Gina M. (2009). A recent mild traumatic brain injury can slow drivers’ perception of traffic hazards. In: MTBI 2009 – An International Conference on Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, Vancouver, Canada, (). 12-15 August 2009.

  • Hill, A., Karamatic R., Horswill, M. S., Watson, M. O., Plooy, A. M., Basit, T., Zupanc, C., Riek, S. P., Wallis, G. M., Burgess-Limerick, R. and Hewett, D. G. (2009). A systematic comparison of the realism of four colonoscopy simulators. In: Royal Brisbane Hospital Research Symposium, Brisbane, Australia, (). 2009.

  • Hill, A., Karamatic, R., Horswill, M. S., Watson, M. O., Basit, T., Plooy, A. M., Zupanc, C., Riek, S. P., Wallis, G. M., Burgess-Limerick, R. and Hewett, D. G. (2009). A systematic comparison of the realism of four colonoscopy simulators. In: G. C. Farrell, Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology: Abstracts for Australian Gastroenterology Week 2009. Australian & New Zealand Medical & Surgical Gastrointestinal Week 2009, Sydney, NSW, (A252-A252). 21-24 October, 2009. doi:10.1111/j.1440-1746.2009.06053.x

  • Karamatic, R., Basit, T., Hill, A., Horswill, M. S., Watson, M.O., Plooy, A. M., Zupanc, C., Riek, S. P., Wallis, G. M., Burgess-Limerick, R. and Hewett, D. G. (2009). Colonoscopy looping management: Does explicit instruction help?. In: 14th National Prevocational Medical Education Forum, Southport, Gold Coast, Queensland, (). 15-18 November 2009.

  • Karamatic, R., Basit, T., Hill, A., Horswill, M. S., Watson, M. O., Plooy, A. M., Zupanc, C., Riek, S. P., Wallis, G. M., Burgess-Limerick, R. and Hewett, D. G. (2009). Colonoscopy looping management: Does explicit instruction help?. In: G.C. Farrell, Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology: Abstracts for Australian Gastroenterology Week 2009. Australia & New Zealand Medical & Surgical Gastrointestinal Week 2009, Sydney, NSW, (A256-A256). 21-24 October 2009. doi:10.1111/j.1440-1746.2009.06053.x

  • Karamatic, R., Basit, T., Hill, A., Horswill, M. S., Watson, M.O., Plooy, A. M., Zupanc, C., Riek, S. P., Wallis, G. M., Burgess-Limerick, R. and Hewett, D. G. (2009). Colonoscopy looping management: does explicit instruction help?. In: 13th Annual Coolum Update 2009 in Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Coolum, Qld, Australia, (). 6-8 June 2009.

  • Horswill, Mark, Preece, Megan, Hill, Andrew, Karamatic, Rozemary, Hewett, David and Watson, Marcus (2009). Identifying human factors problems in the design of 25 observation charts. In: A Practical Solutions Workshop Recognising and Responding to Clinical Deterioration. Recognising and Responding to Clinical Deterioration: Solutions for Safe Care, Sydney, Australia, (). 10 November 2009.

  • Anstey, K. J., Wood, J. M., Horswill, M. S. and Hatherly, C. G. (2009). Recent developments in developing screening tools for older drivers. In: 2009 Australasian Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference, Sydney, New South Wales, (). 10-12 November, 2009.

  • Preece, Megan H. W., Horswill, Mark S. and Geffen, Gina M. (2009). The effect of traumatic brain injury on drivers’ hazard perception. In: Brain Impairment. 32nd Brain Impairment Conference of the Australian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment, Sydney, NSW, Australia, (128-128). 7-9 May, 2009.

  • Horswill, M. S., Marrington, S. A., McCullough, C. M., Wood, J., Pachana, N. A., McWilliam, J. and Raikos, M. (2009). What factors account for age-related decline in hazard perception ability of older drivers?. In: Dementia & Neuropsychologia. Abstracts of the IPA 2009 International Meeting (IPA Rio). IPA 2009: International Meeting of the International Psychogeriatric Association and the Third Congress of the Brazilian Association of Geriatric Neuropsychiatry. Brain Aging and Quality of Life, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, (166-166). 4-7 May 2009.

  • Preece, Megan H. W., Geffen, Gina M. and Horswill, Mark S. (2008). Are individuals recovering from mild traumatic brain injury vigilant drivers?. In: Abstracts of the 31st Brain Impairment Conference. 31st Annual Brain Impairment Conference of the Australian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment. Around the corner: Understanding brain impairment in the ageing population, East Melbourne, VIC, Australia, (89-89). 1-3 May 2008. doi:10.1375/brim.9.1.48

  • Hill, A., Horswill, M., Hewett, D., Plooy, A., Wallis, G., Burgess-Limerick, R., Watson, M. and Riek, S. (2008). Describing and understanding skill in virtual colonoscopy. In: Walker, K., SimTecT 2008 Health Simulation Conference Proceedings. Simulation - Realising the Potential, Brisbane, (28). 8-11 September, 2008.

  • Watson, M., Riek, S., Passenger, J., Hewett, D., Plooy, A., Wallis, G. and Horswill, M. (2008). Examining design considerations for developing simulators and training programs. In: SimTecT 2008 Health Simulation Conference Proceedings. Simulation - Realising the Potential, Brisbane, (28). 8-11 September, 2008.

  • Smith, S., Horswill, M., Wetton, M. and Chambers, B. (2008). Hazard perception when sleepy in experienced and inexperienced drivers. In: Sleep; Scientific Highlights and Abstracts of Original Investigations. Sleep 2008: 22nd Annual Meeting of Associated Professional Sleep Societies, Baltimore, United States, (A122-A122). 7-12 June 2008.

  • McCarthy, C., Barnes, N., Anstey, K. and Horswill, M. (2008). Towards a Hazard Perception Assistance System using Visual Motion. In: David Forsyth, Philip Torr and Andrew Zisserman, Lecture Notes In Computer Science. Proceedings of the 10th European Conference on Computer Vision. 10th European Conference on Computer Vision, Marseille, France, (). 12 - 18 October 2008.

  • Smith, S., Horswill, M., Wetton, M. and Chambers, B. (2007). Sleepiness and hazard perception while driving in experienced and inexperienced drivers. In: Sleep and Biological Rhythms Special Issue: worldsleep07 5th Congress of the World Federation of Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine Societies 2–6 September 2007 Cairns. worldsleep07 5th Congress of the World Federation of Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine Societies, Cairns, Australia, (a104-a104). 2–6 September 2007. doi:10.1111/j.1479-8425.2007.00293.x

  • Wallis, T. and Horswill, M. S. (2006). Signal detection theory in applied tasks: The case of hazard perception in driving. In: Lipp, Ottmar V. and Price, Sarah, Australian Journal of Psychology. The 33rd Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, Bardon Conference Centre, Brisbane, (94-94). 20-23 April, 2006. doi:10.1080/00049530600940016

  • Horswill, M. and Plooy, A. (2006). The effect of reduced contrast on drivers' speed perception. In: Ottmar V. Lipp and A. Price, Australian Journal of Psychology. The 33rd Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, Bardon Conference Centre, (79-80). 20-23 April 2006. doi:10.1080/00049530600940016

  • Pachana, N. A., Horswill, M. S., Marrington, S. A. and McCullough, C. M. (2005). Hazard detection in older adult drivers. In: D. McLaughlin, Australian Journal of Psychology: The Abstracts of the 1st APS Psychology and Ageing Interest Group Conference. The 1st APS Psychology and Ageing Interest Group Conference, Deakin Management Centre, Geelong, Victoria, (278-278). 4-5 November 2005. doi:10.1080/00049530600940011

  • Myers, Lynn B. and Horswill, Mark S. (2004). Social cognitive predictors of sun protection intention and behaviour. In: Proceedings of the British Psychological Society. The British Psychological Society Annual Meeting 2004, London, England, (178-179). 15–17 April, 2004.

  • Horswill, M. S. and Helman, S. (2002). A Comparative Approach to Differential Accident Liability: Motorcyclists versus Car Drivers. In: G. B. Grayson, Proceedings Behavioural research in road safety: eleventh seminar. Behavioural research in road safety: eleventh seminar proceedings, London, (62-67). 2002.

  • Horswill, M. S., Waylen, A. E. and Tofield, M. I. (2002). Drivers' Illusion of Superiority for Hazard Perception and Vehicle Control Skill. In: Proceedings Behavioural Research in Road Safety: 12th Annual Seminar. Behavioural Research in Road Safety: 12th Annual Seminar Proceedings, London, (234-238). 2002.

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision