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Dr Mark Elliott

senior lecturer

GH 6.79 GRAHAM HILLS

mark.a.elliott@strath.ac.uk

Tel : +44 (0)141 548 5829

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Personal Statement

I am a social psychologist in the School of Psychological Sciences and Health.

Research Interests

My research focuses on:

  • Attitudes
  • Social cognition models
  • Habits and past behaviour
  • Cognition and behaviour change interventions

 

I mainly research these topics in relation to driver risk-taking behaviour but I have also conducted research on other health-risk behaviours including binge-drinking, smoking, unheathy eating, and self-harm.

 

Academic / Professional qualifications

BSc (Hons) (University of Southampton)

PhD (University of Sheffield)

CPsychol, AFBPsS

PUBLICATIONS

Journal Articles

ELLIOTT, M. A., Thomson, J. A., Robertson, K., Stephenson, C., & Wicks, J. (2013). Evidence that changes in social cognitions predict changes in self-reported driver behavior: Causal analyses of two-wave panel data. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 50, 905-916. [Click here for abstract and access to article].

ELLIOTT, M. A. (2012). Testing the capacity within an extended theory of planned behaviour to reduce the commission of driving violations. Transportmetrica, 8, 321-343. [Click here for abstract and access to article].

Potter, L. M., Grealy, M. A., ELLIOTT, M. A., & Andres, P. (2012). Aging and performance on an everyday-based visual search task. Acta Psychologica, 140, 208-217. [Click here for abstract and access to article].

Murtagh, S., Rowe, D. A., ELLIOTT, M. A., McMinn, D., & Nelson, N. (2012). Predicting active school travel: The role of planned behavior and habit strength. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 9: 65. [Click here for abstract and access to article].

Rasmussen, S., ELLIOTT, M. A., & O'Connor, R. C. (2012). Psychological distress and perfectionism in self-harm patients: The role of behavioural inhibition and activation. Personality and Individual Differences, 52, 680-685. [Click here for abstract and access to article].

ELLIOTT, M. A., & Ainsworth, K. (2012). Predicting university undergraduates' binge-drinking behavior: A comparative test of the one- and two-coimponent theories of planned behavior. Addictive Behaviors, 37, 92-101. [Click here for abstract and access to article].

ELLIOTT, M. A., & Thomson, J. A. (2010). The social cognitive determinants of offending drivers' speeding behaviour. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 42, 1595-1605. [Click here for abstract and access to article].

ELLIOTT, M. A. (2010). Predicting motorcyclists' intention to speed: Effects of selected cognitions from the theory of planned behaviour, self-identity and social identity. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 42, 718-725. [Click here for abstract and access to atricle].

ELLIOTT, M. A., & Armitage, C. J. (2009). Promoting drivers' compliance with speed limits: Testing an intervention based on the theory of planned behaviour. British Journal of Psychology, 100, 111-132. [Click here for abstract and access to article].

ELLIOTT, M. A., Baughan, C. J., & Sexton, B. F. (2007). Errors and violations in relation to motorcyclists' crash risk. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 39, 491-499. [Click here for abstract and access to article].

ELLIOTT, M. A., Armitage, C. J., & Baughan, C. J (2007). Using the theory of planned behaviour to predict observed driver behaviour. British Journal of Social Psychology, 46, 69-90. [Click here for abstract and access to article].

ELLIOTT, M. A., & Armitage, C. J. (2006). Effects of implementation intentions on the self-reported frequency of drivers' compliance with speed limits. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 12, 108-117. [Click here for abstract and access to article].

ELLIOTT, M. A., Armitage, C. J., & Baughan, C. J (2005). Exploring the beliefs underpinning drivers' intentions to comply with speed limits. Transportation Research Part F: Psychology and Behaviour, 8, 459-479. [Click here for abstract and access to article].

ELLIOTT, M. A., & Baughan, C. J. (2004). Developing a self-report method for investigating adolescent road user behaviour. Transportation Research Part F: Psychology and Behaviour, 7, 373-393. [Click here for abstract and access to article].

ELLIOTT, M. A., Armitage, C. J., & Baughan, C. J. (2003). Drivers' compliance with speed limits: An Application of the theory of planned behavior. Journal of Applied Psychology, 88, 964-972. [Click here for abstract and access to article].

 

Government Research Reports

Stephenson, C., Wicks, J., ELLIOTT, M., & Thomson, J. (2010). Monitoring speed awareness courses: Baseline data collection (Road Safety Research Report No. 115). London : Department for Transport. [Click here for access to full report].

Kennedy, J., Crabtree, M., Castle, J., Martin, J., ELLIOTT, M. (2009). The effect of traffic signal strategies on the safety of pedestrians (PPR414). Wokingham: Transport Research Laboratory. [Click here for abstract and access to report].

Sexton, B., & ELLIOTT, M. (2009). A review of motorcycle training (PPR 306). Wokingham: Transport Research Laboratory. [Click here for abstract and access to full report].

Kennedy, J., Gorell, R., Crinson, L., Wheeler, A., & ELLIOTT, M. (2005). Psychological traffic calming (TRL Report 641). Wokingham: Transport Research Laboratory. [Click here for abstract and access to full report].

ELLIOTT, M. A., & Broughton, J. (2005). How methods and levels of policing affect road casualty rates (TRL Report 637). Wokingham: Transport Research Laboratory. [Click here for abstract and access to full report].

ELLIOTT, M. A. (2004). The attitudes and behaviour of adolescent road users: An application of the theory of planned behaviour (TRL Report 601). Wokingham: Transport Research Laboratory. [Click here for abstract and access to full report].

Chinn, L., ELLIOTT, M., Sentinella, J., & Williams, K. (2004). Road safety behaviour of adolescent children in groups: Final report (TRL Report 599). Wokingham: Transport Research Laboratory. [Click here for abstract and access to full report].

Sexton, B., Baughan, C., ELLIOTT, M. and Maycock G. (2004). The accident risk of motorcyclists (TRL Report 607). Wokingham: Transport Research Laboratory. [Click here for abstract and access to full report].

ELLIOTT, M. A., & Baughan, C. J. (2003). Adolescent road user behaviour: A survey of 11-16 year olds (TRL Report 561). Crowthorne: Transport Research Laboratory. [Click here for abstract and access to full report].

ELLIOTT, M. A., Baughan, C. J., Broughton, J., Chinn, B., Grayson, G. B., Knowles, J., Smith, L. R., & Simpson, H. (2003). Motorcycle Safety: A scoping study (TRL Report 581). Crowthorne: Transport Research Laboratory. [Click here for abstract and access to full report].

ELLIOTT, M. A., McColl, V. A., & Kennedy, J. V. (2003). Road design measures to reduce drivers' speed via "psychological" processes: A literature review (TRL Report 564). Crowthorne: Transport Research Laboratory. [Click here for abstract and access to full report].

Chinn, L., & ELLIOTT, M. (2002). The effect of road appearance on perceived safe travel speed: Results of group discussions and exploratory simulator trials (PA3827/20). Crowthorne: Transport Research Laboratory.

Chinn, L., & ELLIOTT, M. (2002). The effect of road appearance on perceived safe travel speed: Final report (PA3828/20). Crowthorne: Transport Research Laboratory.

Chinn, L., ELLIOTT, M., Baughan, C., Evans, R., & Odgers, C. (2002). The effect of road appearance on perceived safe travel speed: Interim report (PA3826/20). Crowthorne: Transport Research Laboratory.

Simpson, H., Chinn, L., Stone, J., ELLIOTT, M., & Knowles, J. (2002). Monitoring and evaluation of safety measures for new drivers (TRL Report 525). Crowthorne: Transport Research Laboratory. [Click here for abstract and access to full report].

 

Book Chapters

ELLIOTT, M. A., & Armitage, C. J. (2009). Testing the Effects of a Volitional Intervention on Drivers’ Compliance with Speed Limits: Selected Findings from a Study on Implementation Intentions. In: Behavioural Research in Road Safety: Seventeenth Seminar (pp.151-161). London : Department for Transport. [Click here for full Text].

ELLIOTT, M. A., Baughan, C. J., & Sexton, B. F. (2008). Errors and violations in relation to motorcyclists' crash risk. In: TRL Annual Research Review 2008 (pp. 41-50). Wokingham: Transport Research Laboratory.

ELLIOTT, M. A. (2006). Can we use the Cohort II data to explore the effectiveness of Pass Plus? In: Behavioural Research in Road Safety: Sixteenth Seminar (pp. 225-236). London: Department for Transport. [Click here for full Text].

ELLIOTT, M. A., & Baughan, C. J. (2004). How can we persuade adolescents to wear cycle helmets? An application of the theory of planned behaviour. In: TRL Annual Review of Research (pp. 81-90). Wokingham: Transport Research Laboratory.

Baughan, C. J., Sexton, B., & ELLIOTT, M. A. (2004). Factors affecting motorcyclists' accident risk: Results from a new survey. In: Behavioural Research in Road Safety: Fourteenth Seminar (pp. 21-37). London: Department for Transport. [Click here for full Text].

ELLIOTT, M. A., Armitage, C. J., & Baughan, C. J. (2004). Applications of the theory of planned behaviour to drivers' speeding behaviour. In: Behavioural Research in Road Safety: Fourteenth Seminar (pp. 157-169). London: Department for Transport. [Click here for full Text].

Grayson, G. B., & ELLIOTT, M. A. (2004). The attitudes and behaviour of novice drivers: Results from the Cohort II study. In: Behavioural Research in Road Safety: Fourteenth Seminar (pp. 182-193). London: Department for Transport. [Clcik here for full Text].

ELLIOTT, M. A., & Baughan, C. J. (2003). The behaviour of adolescent road users. In: Behavioural Research in Road Safety: Thirteenth Seminar (pp.65-78). London: Department for Transport. [Click here for full Text].

ELLIOTT, M. A., Sexton, B., & Keating, S. (2003). Motorcyclists' behaviour and accidents. In: Behavioural Research in Road Safety: Thirteenth Seminar (pp.139-152). London: Department for Transport. [Clcik here for full Text].

ELLIOTT, M. A., Armitage, C. J., & Baughan, C. J. (2002). Changing drivers' attitudes: Is there potential for changing drivers' behaviour? In: Behavioural Research in Road Safety: Twelfth Seminar (pp.226-233). London: Department for Transport. [Click here for full Text].

ELLIOTT, M. A., & Grayson, G. (2002). Dementia and driving. TRL Journal of Research, 5(2), 1-5.

ELLIOTT, M. & Grayson, G. (2001). Dementia and Driving. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Mobility and Transport for Elderly and Disabled People (1) TRANSED 2001 (pp. 278-287), Warsaw, Poland (2-5 July 2001). [Click here for abstract and details for obtaining full text].

 

Conference Abstracts

Thomson, J. A., & ELLIOTT, M. A. (2012). The social cognitive predictors of offending drivers speeding behaviour [Abstract]. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology (pp.62), Groningen, the Netherlands. [Click here for access to abstract].

ELLIOTT, M. A. (2012). Using an extended theory of planned behaviour to examine the potential within cognition-change interventions to reduce the commission of driving violations [Abstract]. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology (pp.62), Groningen, the Netherlands. [Click here for access to abstract].

ELLIOTT, M. A. (2012). Effects of planned behaviour and identity on motorcyclists' intentions to speed [Abstract]. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology (pp.96), Groningen, the Netherlands. [Click here for access to abstract].

ELLIOTT, M. A. (2012). Analysis of causal effects within the theory of planned behaviour as applied to driving [Abstract]. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology (pp.96), Groningen, the Netherlands. [Click here for access to abstract].

ELLIOTT, M. A. (2010). Effects of theory of planned behaviour, identity and social identity constructs on motorcyclists' intentions to speed [Abstract]. Proceedings of the 10th World Conference of Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion (Injury Prevention, 16, supp#1; pp A9), London, England (21-24 Sept 2010). 

ELLIOTT, M. A., & Armitage, C. J. (2008). Promoting compliance with speed limits: Testing a theory-driven intervention based on the theory of planned behaviour [Abstract]. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology (P58), Washington, USA.

ELLIOTT, M. A., & Armitage, C. J. (2008). Predicting observed driver behaviour: An application of the theory of planned behaviour [Abstract]. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology (O25), Washington, USA.

ELLIOTT, M. A., Baughan, C. J., & Sexton, B. F. (2008). Using a motorcycle rider behavi0our questionnaire (MRBQ) to investigate the predictors of motorcyclists' crash risk [Abstract]. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology (O26), Washington, USA.

ELLIOTT, M. A., & Armitage, C. J. (2006). Beyond the theory of planned behaviour: Testing the effects of a volitional intervention on drivers compliance with speed limits [Abstract]. Proceedings of the 26th International Congress of Applied Psychology (CD-ROM), Athens, Greece.

Sentinella, J. & ELLIOTT, M. A. (2004). Group behaviour of adolescent road users [Abstract]. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology (pp.104-105), Nottingham, UK.

ELLIOTT, M. A. & Sentinella, J. (2004). Predicting adolescents' pedestrian behaviour [Abstract]. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology (pp.105), Nottingham, UK.

ELLIOTT, M. A. (2004). Adolescent road users: Their behaviour and the effects of demographic variables [Abstract]. Proceedings of the 7th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion (pp. 202), Vienna, Austria.

ELLIOTT, M. A. (2004). Using the theory of planned behaviour to investigate adolescents road user behaviour [Abstract]. Proceedings of the 7th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion (pp. 203), Vienna, Austria.

ELLIOTT, M. & Grayson, G. (2001). Dementia and Driving: The current situation [Abstract]. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Mobility and Transport for Elderly and Disabled People (Abstracts) TRANSED 2001 (pp. 55), Warsaw, Poland. [Click here for abstract].

Dementia and driving. 9th International Conference on Mobility and Transport for Elderly and Disabled People (TRANSED 2001), Warsaw, Poland. 

 Invited Presentations

Reducing driving violations: Simulating the effects of cognition-change interventions. 5th International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology, Groningen, the Netherlands (29-31 Aug, 2012). [Presentation slides available here]

Social cognition and driver behaviour. Institut national de recherche sur les transports et leur sécurité [French National Institute for Research on Transportation and Safety], Paris, France (1 July, 2010).

'Attitudes' towards speeding: Identifying levers for reducing motorcyclists' speeding behaviour. 'Motorbikes and Powered Two Wheelers Seminar', Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), Glasgow, UK (17 June, 2010). [Presentation slides available here]

Want to comply with speed limits? Can comply with speed limits: Effectiveness of behavioural planning for increasing drivers' compliance with speed limits. Keynote presentation at the 3rd International Congress on Speed, Brake: The Road Safety Charity, London, UK (13 May, 2010).

A theory driven intervention to promote drivers' compliance with speed limits. Health Psychology Research Group, University of Stirling, UK (May, 2009).

Testing the effects of a volitional intervention on drivers' compliance with speed limits. UK Department for Transport's Behavioural Research in Road Safety Seminar, Haselmere, UK (30 April - 2 May, 2007).

Beyond the theory of planned behaviour: Testing the efficacy of a volitional intervention on drivers' compliance with speed limits. 26th International Congress of Applied Psychology, Athens, Greece (16-21 July, 2006).

Can we use the Cohort II data to explore the effects of taking pass plus? UK Department for Transport's Behavioural Research in Road Safety Seminar, Bath, UK (April, 2006).

Research from the DfT Child Development and Road Safety Education Research Programme Phase III. UK Department for Transport's Seminar on Adolescent Road Users, London, UK (9 February, 2005).

Applications of the theory of planned behaviour to drivers' speeding behaviour. UK Department for Transport's Behavioural Research in Road Safety Seminar, Esher, UK (April, 2004).

The behaviour of adolescent road users. UK Department for Transport's Behavioural Research in Road Safety Seminar, Loughborough, UK (April, 2003).

Motorcyclists' behaviour and accidents. UK Department for Transport's Behavioural Research in Road Safety Seminar, Loughborough, UK (April, 2003).

Changing drivers' attitudes: Is there potential for changing driver behaviour? UK Department for Transport's Behavioural Research in Road Safety Seminar, Dublin, Republic of Ireland (April, 2002).

 

Other Presentations

Effects of planned behaviour and identity on motorcyclists' intentions to speed. 5th International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology, Groningen, the Netherlands (29-31 Aug, 2012).

Analysis of causal effects within the theory of planned behaviour as applied to driving5th International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology, Groningen, the Netherlands (29-31 Aug, 2012).

Effects of theory of planned behaviour, identity and social identity constructs on motorcyclists' intentions to speed. 10th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion, London, England (21-24 September 2010).

Promoting drivers' compliance with speed limits: Testing a theory-driven intervention based on the theory of planned behaviour. 4th International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology, Washington, USA (31 August - 4 September 2008). [Presentation slides available here]

Predicting observed driver behaviour: An application of the theory of planned behaviour. 4th International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology, Washington, USA (31 August - 4 September 2008).

Using a motorcycle rider behaviour questionnaire (MRBQ) to investigate the predictors of motorcyclists' crash risk. 4th International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology, Washington, USA (31 August - 4 September 2008).

Predicting adolescents' pedestrian behaviour. 3rd International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology, Nottingham, UK (5-9 September 2004).

Adolescent road users: Thier behaviour and the effects of demographic variables. 7th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion, Vienna, Austria (6-9 June 2004).

Using the theory of planned behaviour to investigate adolescents' road user behaviour. 7th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion, Vienna, Austria (6-9 June 2004).

 

TEACHING/SUPERVISION

Undergraduate (BA Psychology)

Second Year Tutor / Co-ordinator

C8202 Social & Health Psychology (Class Leader)

      I teach:

  • Attribution theories and biases
  • Prosocial Behaviour
  • Aggresion
  • Effects of media violence

C8307 Social Psychology

      I teach:

  • Attitudes
  • Attitudes and behaviour
  • Attitude change
  • Social cognition models
  • Social schemas
  • Social representations
  • Prejudice

C8497 Honours Dissertations

      I supervise projects on/or related to:

  • Social cognition models (e.g. theory of planned behaviour; prototype willingness model; social cognitive theory)
  • Implementation intentions
  • Attitude-behaviour change interventions
  • Predicting road user behaviour (car driving; motorcycling; pedestrian road use)
  • Predicting health behaviour (binge-drinking; exercise; smoking; healthy eating)

Postgraduate

Quantitative Research Methods (MSc in Research in Psychology)

      I teach:

  • Correlation and simple regression
  • Multiple regression
  • Logistic regression
  • Factor analysis
  • Reliability analyses

PhD Students: 

  • Sarah Brewster (with Dr Steve Kelly): Using implementation intentions to change driver behaviour (full-time; October 2012 - present)
  • Patricia Joyce (with Prof. Mick Cooper): Pluralisitc framework with young people who have issues with addiction (full-time; October 2012 - present)
  • Christine McMonagle (with Dr Susan Rasmussen): The use and usefulness of ankle-foot orthoses (AFOs) for people with stroke (part-time; Oct 2009 - present) 
  • Abir Abdel Rahman (with Pauline Adair)
  • Shemane Murtagh (with Dr David Rowe and Dr Norah Nelson): Understanding school travel behaviour: An application of the theory of planned behaviour and the construct of habit (completed March 2013)

Masters Students: 

  • Sarah Brewster (completed Oct 2012)
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