School of Engineering

Staff Profile

Dr David Golightly

Senior Research Associate


I am a Chartered Member of the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CErgHF) and a Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol),  I work in the field of cognitive ergonomics, understanding the factors that make technology and systems fit for the intended user's needs and cognitive abilities. This is primarily in the transport sector, with specific expertise in rail, and covers transport innovation, transport operation and also work with passengers and public.

I have been at Newcastle University since October 2018. Previously, I was at the Human Factors Research Group, University of Nottingham from 2007-2018. Projects have been funded by EU, Innovate UK, Network Rail, Connected Places (formerly Transport Systems) Catapult, RSSB, RAIB and the transport supply chain.

Current projects at Future Mobility Group, Newcastle University

MyCorridor - H2020 Mobility as a Service (MaaS) project

DECIDe - RSSB-funded rail decarbonisation project

Ride2Rail - Shift2Rail shared travel project

Full list of published work at and