Professor Mark Horswill

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) judging patient deterioration (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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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Horswill, Mark S. and Hill, Andrew (2021). Drivers’ hazard perception skill. International Encyclopedia of Transportation. (pp. 151-157) edited by Roger Vickerman. London, United Kingdom: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-08-102671-7.10678-5

  • Horswill, Mark S. (2017). Hazard perception tests. Handbook of teen and novice drivers: Research, practice, policy, and directions. (pp. 439-450) edited by Donald L. Fisher, Jeff K. Caird, William J. Horrey and Lana M. Trick. Boca Raton, Florida, United States: CRC Press. doi: 10.1201/9781315374123

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

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Hammond, Fletcher John, Hill, Andrew, Horswill, Mark and Grove, Philip (2019). Distance and Orientation Effects on Perceived Slant of Physical and Artificial Stimuli. London, United Kingdom: Sage Publications.

  • Wood, Joanne M., Black, Alex A., Anstey, Kaarin J. and Horswill, Mark S. (2018). Hazard Perception in Older Adults with Visual Impairment. Annual Meeting of the Association-for-Research-in-Vision-and-Ophthalmology (ARVO), Honolulu Hi, Apr 29-May 03, 2018. ROCKVILLE: ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC.

  • Watling, C. N., Smith, S. S. and Horswill, M. S. (2014). Stop and revive? The effectiveness of nap and active rest breaks for reducing drivers sleepiness. 22nd Congress of the European Sleep Research Society, Tallinn, Estonia, 16–20 September 2014. HOBOKEN: WILEY-BLACKWELL. doi: 10.1111/jsr.12213

  • 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. Australian Gastroenterology Week 2011, Brisbane, Qld., Australia, 12-15 September 2011. Richmond, Vic., Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia. 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. Digestive Diease Week 2011, Chicago, IL United States, 7-10 May 2011. Philadelphia, PA United States: Mosby. 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. Australian Gastroenterology Week 2011, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, 12-15 September 2011. Richmond, VIC, Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia. 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. Digestive Disease Week 2010, New Orleans, LA, U.S.A., 1-5 May 2010. United States: Mosby. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2010.03.428

  • 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. 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. 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. Digestive Disease Week 2010, New Orleans, LA, United States, 1-5 May 2010. Mosby: Philadelphia, PA, United States. 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. Australian Gastroenterology Week (AGW) 2010, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia, 20-23 October 2010. Carlton South, VIC, Australia: Blackwell Publishing Asia. 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. 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. 27th International Congress of Applied Psychology (ICAP2010), Melbourne, VIC, Australia, 11-16 July, 2010. Victoria, Australia: Australian Psychological Society,.

  • 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. Australian Gastroenterology Week (AGW) 2010, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia, 20-23 October 2010. Carlton South, VIC, Australia: Blackwell Publishing Asia. 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. 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. Australia & New Zealand Medical & Surgical Gastrointestinal Week 2009, Sydney, NSW, 21-24 October 2009. Richmond, Vic.: Blackwell Publishing Asia.

  • 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. Designing Futures - 45th Annual Conference of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, 22-25 November, 2009. Eastwood, SA, Australia: SAPMEA.

  • 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. 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., 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. Australian & New Zealand Medical & Surgical Gastrointestinal Week 2009, Sydney, NSW, 21-24 October, 2009. Richmond, Vic., Australia: Blackwell Publishing Asia. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1746.2009.06053.x

  • 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. Royal Brisbane Hospital Research Symposium, Brisbane, Australia, 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?. Australia & New Zealand Medical & Surgical Gastrointestinal Week 2009, Sydney, NSW, 21-24 October 2009. Richmond, Vic., Australia: Blackwell Publishing Asia. 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?. 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?. 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. 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. 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. 32nd Brain Impairment Conference of the Australian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 7-9 May, 2009. Bowen Hills, Qld., Australia: Published for the ASSBI by Australian Academic Press.

  • 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?. 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, 4-7 May 2009. São Paulo, Brazil: Associação Neurologia Cognitiva e do Comportamento.

  • Preece, Megan H. W., Geffen, Gina M. and Horswill, Mark S. (2008). Are individuals recovering from mild traumatic brain injury vigilant drivers?. 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, 1-3 May 2008. Bowen Hills, QLD, Australia: Australian Academic Press. 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. Simulation - Realising the Potential, Brisbane, 8-11 September, 2008. Brisbane: Australian Society for Simulation in Healthcare.

  • 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. Simulation - Realising the Potential, Brisbane, 8-11 September, 2008. Brisbane: Australian Society for Simulation in Healthcare.

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

  • McCarthy, C., Barnes, N., Anstey, K. and Horswill, M. (2008). Towards a Hazard Perception Assistance System using Visual Motion. 10th European Conference on Computer Vision, Marseille, France, 12 - 18 October 2008. Berlin / Heidelberg, Germany: Springer.

  • Smith, S., Horswill, M., Wetton, M. and Chambers, B. (2007). Sleepiness and hazard perception while driving in experienced and inexperienced drivers. worldsleep07 5th Congress of the World Federation of Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine Societies, Cairns, Australia, 2–6 September 2007. Carlton South, VIC Australia: Blackwell Publishing Asia. 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. The 33rd Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, Bardon Conference Centre, Brisbane, 20-23 April, 2006. London: Taylor and Francis. doi: 10.1080/00049530600940016

  • Horswill, M. and Plooy, A. (2006). The effect of reduced contrast on drivers' speed perception. The 33rd Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, Bardon Conference Centre, 20-23 April 2006. Basingstoke, U.K.: Taylor and Francis. doi: 10.1080/00049530600940016

  • Pachana, N. A., Horswill, M. S., Marrington, S. A. and McCullough, C. M. (2005). Hazard detection in older adult drivers. The 1st APS Psychology and Ageing Interest Group Conference, Deakin Management Centre, Geelong, Victoria, 4-5 November 2005. Basingstoke, U.K.: Taylor and Francis. doi: 10.1080/00049530600940011

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

  • Horswill, M. S. and Helman, S. (2002). A Comparative Approach to Differential Accident Liability: Motorcyclists versus Car Drivers. Behavioural research in road safety: eleventh seminar proceedings, London, 2002. London: Department for Transport.

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

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

Completed Supervision