Dr Prasannah   Prabhakharan
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Dr Prasannah Prabhakharan

Bachelor of Advanced Science (Hons) - School of Psychology, UNSW

PhD (Human Factors and Transport Safety) - School of Aviation, UNSW

Graduate Certificate of University Learning & Teaching - School of Education, UNSW

Engineering
Sch: Civil & Environmental Eng

Dr Prasannah Prabhakharan is a Research Fellow at the Research Centre for Integrated Transport Innovation (rCITI) UNSW. With a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and PhD in Human Factors (UNSW), his key research interest focuses on improving transport safety systems by identifying how cognitive and attentional ‘mistakes’ occur and optimising human performance through training and other interventions. His postdoctoral training at the University of Nottingham, UK, saw him continue his research at the Nottingham Integrated Transport and Environment Simulation (NITES) Facility within the School of Psychology. Following this, he applied his research expertise to industry, working for Transport for NSW, providing subject matter expertise in human factors, research and program evaluation.

More recently his research explores the rise of connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) and the human factors and safety implications of this new era in transportation.

Location
Civil Engineering Building (H20) Level 1, Room CE111 Kensington Campus

Publications

  • Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Prasannah Prabhakharan
    Bennett JM; Challinor KL; Modesto O; Prabhakharan P, 2020, 'Attribution of blame of crash causation across varying levels of vehicle automation', Safety Science, vol. 132, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2020.104968
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Prasannah Prabhakharan
    Moran C; Bennett JM; Prabhakharan P, 2020, 'The relationship between cognitive function and hazard perception in younger drivers', Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, vol. 74, pp. 104 - 119, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trf.2020.08.008
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Prasannah Prabhakharan
    Moran C; Bennett J; Prabhakharan P, 2019, 'Road user hazard perception tests: A systematic review of current methodologies', Accident Analysis and Prevention, vol. 129, pp. 309 - 333, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aap.2019.05.021
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Prasannah Prabhakharan
    Hatfield J; Williamson A; Kehoe EJ; Lemon J; Arguel A; Prabhakharan P; Job RFS, 2018, 'The effects of training impulse control on simulated driving', Accident Analysis and Prevention, vol. 119, pp. 1 - 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aap.2018.06.012
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Prasannah Prabhakharan
    Hatfield J; Williamson A; Kehoe EJ; Prabhakharan P, 2017, 'An examination of the relationship between measures of impulsivity and risky simulated driving amongst young drivers', Accident Analysis and Prevention, vol. 103, pp. 37 - 43, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aap.2017.03.019
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Prasannah Prabhakharan
    Hatfield J; Prabhakharan P, 2016, 'An investigation of behaviour and attitudes relevant to the user safety of pedestrian/cyclist shared paths', Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, vol. 40, pp. 35 - 47, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trf.2016.04.005
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Prasannah Prabhakharan
    Prabhakharan P; Molesworth BR; Hatfield J, 2012, 'Impairment of a speed management strategy in young drivers under high cognitive load.', Accident Analysis and Prevention, vol. 47, pp. 24 - 29, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aap.2012.01.004
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Prasannah Prabhakharan
    Prabhakharan P; Molesworth BR, 2011, 'Repairing Faulty Scripts to Reduce Speeding Behaviour in Young Drivers', Accident Analysis and Prevention, vol. 43, pp. 1696 - 1702, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aap.2011.03.028
  • Reports | 2020
    Dr Prasannah Prabhakharan
    Regan M; Prabhakharan P; Wallace P; Cunningham M; Bennett J, 2020, Education and Training for Drivers of Assisted and Automated Vehicles, AP-R616-20, https://austroads.com.au/publications/connected-and-automated-vehicles/ap-r616-20
  • Conference Abstracts | 2019
    Dr Prasannah Prabhakharan
    Moran C; Bennett J; Prabhakharan P, 2019, 'Road User Hazard Perception Tests: A Systematic Review of Current Methodologies', in Accident Analysis and Prevention, Adelaide, Australia, presented at Australasian Road Safety Conference, Adelaide, Australia, 25 September 2019 - 27 September 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aap.2019.05.021
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Dr Prasannah Prabhakharan
    Prabhakharan P; Cunningham M; Bennett J; Regan M, 2019, 'Education and Training Requirements for Drivers of Automated Vehicles in Australia and New Zealand.', in Australasian Road Safety Conference, Adelaide, Australia, presented at Australasian Road Safety Conference, Adelaide, Australia, 24 September 2019 - 27 September 2019
    Conference Posters | 2019
    Dr Prasannah Prabhakharan
    Prabhakharan P; Bennett J; Challinor K; Modesto O, 2019, 'Blame of Crash Causation Across Varying Levels of Vehicle Automation', Adelaide, Australia, presented at Australiasian Road Safety Conference, Adelaide, Australia, 25 September 2019 - 27 September 2019
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Dr Prasannah Prabhakharan
    Moran C; Bennett J; Prabhakharan P, 2019, 'Hazard Perception and Younger Drivers: The Role of Cognitive Function', Adelaide, Australia, presented at Australasian Road Safety Conference, Adelaide, Australia, 25 September 2019 - 27 September 2019
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Dr Prasannah Prabhakharan
    Prabhakharan P; Chung J, 2019, 'Understanding the Role of Inattentional Blindness in Motorcyclists’ LBFTS Crashes', in Australasian Road Safety Conference, Adelaide, Australia, presented at Australasian Road Safety Conference, Adelaide, Australia, 24 September 2019 - 27 September 2019
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Dr Prasannah Prabhakharan
    Hatfield J; Williamson A; Kehoe J; Lemon JA; Prabhakharan P; Arguel A, 2017, 'Response-Inhibition Training: A New Horizon for Young Driver Training?', in Proceedings of the 2017 Australasian Road Safety Conference, 2017 Australasian Road Safety Conference, Perth, Australia, presented at Australasian Road Safety Conference, Perth, Australia, 10 December 2017 - 12 October 2017, http://acrs.org.au/files/papers/arsc/2017/Hatfield_00185_EA.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Dr Prasannah Prabhakharan
    Prabhakharan P; Chapman P, 2016, '‘Motorcyclists In Our Midst’: Inattentional Blindness at Traffic Intersections', in ‘Motorcyclists In Our Midst’: Inattentional Blindness at Traffic Intersections, International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology, Brisbane, Australia, presented at International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology, Brisbane, Australia, 02 August 2016 - 05 August 2016
    Conference Posters | 2014
    Dr Prasannah Prabhakharan
    Prabhakharan P; Harvey C, 2014, 'A human factors approach to speed presentation and its impact on eco-driving', Lisbon, Portugal, presented at Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Europe Chapter Annual Meeting, Lisbon, Portugal, 08 October 2014 - 10 October 2014, https://www.hfes-europe.org/posters-2014/
    Conference Presentations | 2014
    Dr Prasannah Prabhakharan
    Hatfield J; Prabhakharan P, 2014, 'An investigation of behaviour and attitudes relevant to the user safety of pedestrian-cyclist shared paths.', presented at Velo-city Global 2014, Adelaide, 27 May 2014 - 30 May 2014, http://www.velo-city2014.com/files/pdf/VELO14_Program-Matrix_CURRENT.pdf
    Conference Abstracts | 2014
    Dr Prasannah Prabhakharan
    Prabhakharan P; Chapman P, 2014, 'Implications of Cognitive Resource Allocation Training for Hazard Perception in Young Novice Drivers', in Implications of Cognitive Resource Allocation Training for Hazard Perception in Young Novice Drivers, 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology, Paris, France, presented at 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology, Paris, France, 08 July 2014 - 13 July 2014
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Dr Prasannah Prabhakharan
    Hatfield J; Prabhakharan P, 2013, 'An investigation of behaviour and attitudes relevant to the user safety of pedestrian/cyclist shared paths', in An investigation of behaviour and attitudes relevant to the user safety of pedestrian/cyclist shared paths, Adelaide, Australia, pp. 35 - 47, presented at Australasian College of Road Safety Conference, Adelaide, Australia, 06 November 2013 - 08 November 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trf.2016.04.005
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Dr Prasannah Prabhakharan
    Hatfield J; Williamson AM; Kehoe EJ; Prabhakharan P, 2013, 'Investigation of relationships between performance measures and self-report measures of impulse control and risky driving on a simulator', in Proceedings of the 2013 Australasian Road Safety Research, Policing & Education Conference, Australasian Road Safety Research, Policing & Education Conference, Brisbane, Queensland, presented at Australasian Road Safety Research, Policing & Education Conference, Brisbane, Queensland, 28 August 2013 - 30 August 2013, http://arsrpe.acrs.org.au/index.cfm?action=main.paper&id=2692
    Conference Presentations | 2012
    Dr Prasannah Prabhakharan
    Prabhakharan P; Molesworth B, 2012, 'Training Cognitive Resource Allocation in Young Drivers', presented at Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Europe Chapter Annual Meeting, Toulouse, France, 10 October 2012 - 12 October 2012
    Conference Presentations | 2011
    Dr Prasannah Prabhakharan
    Prabhakharan P; Molesworth BRC, 2011, 'Reducing Speeding Behaviour in Young Drivers: A Cognitive Perspective', presented at Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Europe Chapter Annual Meeting, Leeds, UK, 19 October 2011 - 21 October 2011
    Conference Presentations | 2010
    Dr Prasannah Prabhakharan
    Prabhakharan P; Molesworth BR; Hatfield J, 2010, 'Personalising risk to reduce young driver speeding behaviour.', pp. 221 - 224, presented at 9th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, Sydney, Australia, 18 April 2010 - 22 April 2010

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