Dr Vanessa Beanland



My research focuses on visual attention in both laboratory experiments and applied settings, with a particular focus on attention and driving. Past and present research topics include inattentional blindness, attentional blink, visual search, dual-task performance, driver training and driver behavior, using methods including eye tracking, simulation and on-road studies in instrumented vehicles.

After completing my PhD in cognitive psychology, I spent two years as a Research Fellow at the Monash University Accident Research Centre. From 2013-2016 I was employed as a Lecturer in the ANU Research School of Psychology, before moving to the Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems at the University of the Sunshine Coast in February 2016.

For details of my publications please see Google Scholar.

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