Robert Gray


Rob completed his BA in Psychology at Queen's University (Canada) and his MS and PhD in Experimental Psychology at York University (Canada). After receiving his PhD in 1998, he worked as a Research Scientist for Nissan Motor Corporation in Cambridge, MA, USA. In 2001 he was appointed as an Assistant Professor in the newly formed Department of Applied Psychology at Arizona State University. In 2006 he was appointed Associate Professor and Department Head. Since 2005 he has also worked part-time as a Research Psychologist for the United States Air Force. In 2010 he was appointed as a Visiting Professor in Sport Sciences at the University of the Mediterranean in France. His research focuses on perceptual-motor control with a particular emphasis on the demanding actions involved in driving, aviation, and sports. His goal is to conduct basic research that can be applied towards the improvement of training, simulation, accident prevention and human-machine interface development within these contexts. In 2007 he was awarded the Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology from the American Psychological Association and the Earl Alluisi Award for Early Career Achievement in the Field of Applied Experimental & Engineering Psychology. Many moons ago Rob toured Europe with a Canadian hockey club. He is now an active cyclist and runner.