Lecturer in Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), Newcastle University
Dr Amy Guo is a Lecturer in Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) in the School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences at Newcastle University. Dr Guo's research covers ITS for Ageing Mobility, Driver Behaviour, Intelligent Vehicles and Low Carbon Transport. She is interested in monitoring and assessing driver behaviour, testing and evaluating the effectiveness of technologies in improving road safety of all road users and understanding the barriers delaying shift to electromobility. She uses both traditional and innovatove reserahc methods including direct (lab and field) observation, immersive video simulation and role play and other survey means such as focus groups, interviews and questionnaires to ensure that research is theoretically informed and empirically rigorous.
Recently she was Principal Investigator for the Capturing Hazard Awareness and Level Assignment through Eye Tracking (CHAUVET) project (2016-2017) which aims to explore whether drivers' eye movement can be used to identfy danger zones and to define the danger levels. She was Lead-Researcher on In-Vehicle Technologies and Driver Behaviour at Newcastle University (2009-2015) where she completed a project on older drivers; part of the wider Social Inclusion through the Digital Economy (SiDE) project. In March 2014, Amy was invited as a transport expert to the UK Parliament's Transport Select Commitee to provide professional views on ageing mobility.
She is a reviewer of various journals in transport research, is winner of the RCUK's Telling Tales of Engagement Competition (2013). She holds a PhD in Evaluation of Future Traveller Information Systems and an MSc in Transport Engineering and Operations.