B Arts (Honours), M Business Administration, PhD
Associate Professor, School of Psychology
I have previously held full-time or visiting positions at universities in Beijing, Birmingham, Brisbane, Edinburgh, Hong Kong, and Manchester. I have consulted for over 60 clients on safety auditing, safety culture/climate analysis, injury/incident analysis, task analysis, and human error/reliability analysis. My professional affiliations include: Chartered Fellow of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, Chartered Occupational Psychologist (UK), Associate Fellow of the Australasian College of Road Safety, and of the British Psychological Society, and Registered Member of the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors. I am immediate Past-president of the International Association of Applied Psychology’s Traffic and Transportation Psychology Division.
- My two primary research areas are Organisational Psychology, and Traffic/Transportation Psychology. More specifically, my research interests include, driver stress, driver behaviour, safety and risk management, safety culture and climate, and personality. I regularly collaborate with international researchers in various countries. I have presented 116 conference papers in 22 countries (Australia, Belgium, China, England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Norway, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Wales, West Indies, United States), which include 10 invited keynote addresses and 31 other invited papers. Details of some current projects are outlined below.
- Safety and risk management, particularly safety and risk culture/climate in high hazard sector organisations (e.g., rail transport, aviation, healthcare) to enhance understanding and assist organisations to better manage risk.
- I have a long-standing interest in risk cognition – including risk perception and risk-taking behaviour, as well as human error and reliability. My research in this area has been directed at better understanding human factors aspects of error and organisational failures that can lead to undesired outcomes.
- My research into driving behaviour includes studying individual differences (e.g., personality) and driving violations, which has indicated a high prevalence of driving violations on Australian motorways and has received considerable media coverage. I am particularly interested in evaluating the effectiveness of young novice driver training programs.
- With other colleagues, I study effects of cognitive biases on investment behaviour by professional, retail and naïve investors, which improves understanding of how psychological biases can affect decision-making.
- With other colleagues, I study the relationship between consumer emotions and company crises; this research will help organisations to determine how to best to manage crises.
- As a member of the Behavioural Basis of Health Program within the Griffith Health Institute, I am affiliated to the applied social/organisational research unit.
- I am also a member of Griffith's Work and Organisational Wellbeing Research Centre and the Griffith University Climate Response Program – a multidisciplinary research team seeking novel solutions to address critical issues associated with adaptation to climate change. With other colleagues I study cognitive, emotional and behavioural aspects of climate change adaptation in individuals and communities.
- My current research on personality includes developing the Adolescent Personality Questionnaire (APQ) and the Indigenous Australian Personality Inventory (APAI).
Current Teaching Areas
- I developed and convened the Master of Organisational Psychology program at the Gold Coast Campus from its inception in 1997 and led the merging of the Gold Coast and Mt Gravatt organisational masters programs in 2004. I regularly supervise organisational masters’ student projects.
- At undergraduate level I convene and teach the second-year courses: Psychology in Organisations (2021PSY), and Personality and Individual Differences (2005PY), as well as making contributions to several other courses.
- I supervise honours and doctoral higher degree students in a variety of projects in my research areas. Many publications have arisen from student projects that I have supervised, some of which are indicated below.
- Ian Glendon’s more than 100 publications include five books and many high quality papers in a wide variety of journals. Some recent publications (* indicates publication arising from student project):
- *Harbeck, E. L., & Glendon, A. I. (2013). How reinforcement sensitivity and perceived risk influence young drivers’ reported engagement in risky driving behaviours. Accident Analysis and Prevention. doi: 10.1016/j.aap.2013.02.011
- *Roesler, M. L., Glendon, A. I., & O’Callaghan, F. V. (2013). Recovering from traumatic occupational hand injury following surgery: A biopsychosocial perspective. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation. doi: 10.1007/s10926-013-9422-4
- *Ch’ng, J. W. M., & Glendon, A. I. (2013). Predicting sun protection behaviors using protection motivation theory. Journal of Behavioral Medicine. doi: 10.1007/s10865-012-9482-5
- *Earl, L., Bates, P. R., Murray, P. S., Glendon, A. I., & Creed, P. A. (2012). Developing a single-pilot, line operations safety audit: An aviation pilot study. Aviation Psychology and Applied Human Factors, 2(2), 49–61. doi: 10.1027/2192-0923/a000027
- Reser, J. P., Bradley, G. L., Glendon, A. I., Ellul, M. C., & Callaghan, R. (2012). Public risk perceptions, understandings, and responses to climate change and natural disasters in Australia, 2010 and 2011: Final report. Canberra: National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility. www.nccarf.edu.au/publications/public-risk-perceptions-second-survey
- Reser, J. P., Bradley, G. L., Glendon, A. I., Ellul, M. C., & Callaghan, R. (2012). Public risk perceptions, understandings, and responses to the threat and unfolding impacts of climate change and natural disasters in Australia and Great Britain: Final report. Canberra: National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility. http://www.nccarf.edu.au/publications/public-risk-perceptions-final
- *McDonald, L. M., Glendon, A. I., & Sparks, B. (2012). Measuring consumers' emotional reactions to company crises: Scale development and implications. Advances in Consumer Research, 39, 333–340.
- Glendon, A. I. (2011). Safety and risk in transportation. In R. J. Burke, S. Clarke, & C. L. Cooper (Eds.). Occupational health and safety: Psychological and behavioral aspects of risk (pp. 239–275). Farnham, UK: Gower.
- • Glendon, A. I. (2011). Neuroscience and young drivers. In B. Porter (Ed.), Handbook of traffic psychology (pp. 109–125). Amsterdam: Elsevier.
- • Glendon, A. I. (2011). Traffic psychology: A state-of-the-art review. In P. R. Martin, F. M. Cheung, M. C. Knowles, M. Kyrios, L. Littlefield, J. B. Overmier, & J. M. Prieto (Eds.), The IAAP handbook of applied psychology (pp. 545–558). Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.