Michael Evans

Research group:
Developmental & health psychology
Centre for Occupational Health Psychology
Email:
EvansMS3@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
029 208 76454
Location:
63 Park Place

Research summary

The aim of my research is to investigate stress and fatigue in train crew.

Teaching summary

PS1018 - Research Methods in Psychology: Postgraduate tutor at Cardiff University, UK
2015 – Date
Teaching undergraduate psychology students at level 4 scientific practical report-writing skills, and statistics I & II.
Marking scientific practical reports.
Preparing and delivering practical report feedback.

EEE - Stage 2: Writing Course at Newcastle University, UK
2014 – 2015
Preparing and teaching over 80 undergraduate level 5 engineering students at the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering the following 1 hour seminars:
Introduction to Writing Skills.
Writing your Report.
Writing your Dissertation.
Introduction to Writing an Elevator Pitch.
Citation and Referencing: A Refresher Course.

Teaching Assistant: Computer Aided Design using AutiCAD at Gorseinon College, UK
1999 – 2003
Teaching between 10 – 14 mature night school students the following three hours modules over 32 weeks:
2002-2003: Date: Two-Dimensional Computer Aided Design: Architectural Building and Planning, Level 4.
2001-2002: Three-Dimensional Design and Solid Modelling, Level 3.
2000-2001: Date: Three-Dimensional Design using AutoCAD, Level 3.
1999-2000: Computer Aided Draughting and Design using AutoCAD, Level 3.

Full list of publications

 

Research topics and related papers

Smith, C. S., Folkard, S., Tucker, P., & Evans, M. S. (2010). Work Schedules, Health and Safety. In J. C. Quick., & L. E. Tetrick. (Eds.). Handbook of Occupational Health Psychology (2nd Ed.) (pp. 185-204), Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association. ISBN: 978-1-4338-0776-3.

Funding

2015-2018: ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) and Arriva Trains Wales (ATW) Studentship – Cardiff University (£57,927).

2013-2014: SAgE Doctoral Training Award Studentship – Newcastle University (£26,213).

2013-2014: Newcastle Biomedical Research Council (clinical trials) (£10,000).

2013-2014: Macular Society (clinical trials) (£10,000).

2013: Imperial College London Medical Research Council (clinical trials) (£1,000).

2012: The James Pantyfedwen Foundation Studentship (£4,320).

2012: Institute of Neuroscience Research Award (clinical trials) (£3,000).

2012: The Mike Devenney Scholarship Fund (£1,000).

2011: The James Pantyfedwen Foundation Studentship (£9,275).

2010: The Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation (HHWF) Scholarship (£25,000).

2008: The Swansea University Department of Psychology Postgraduate Scholarship (£1,500).

2008: The Thomas and Elizabeth Williams Scholarship (£4,800).

2008: The Swansea Further Education and Foundation Trust Fund Award (£500).

Research group

Developmental and Health Psychology

Centre for Occupational Health Psychology (COHP)

Research collaborators

Professor Andrew Smith (School of Psychology, Cardiff University).

Prof. Susan Downes (Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neuroscience, University of Oxford).

Mr Richard Cheong-Leen (Medical Retinal Fellow, Western Eye Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust).

Ms Sheena George (Ophthalmic Consultant, The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust).

Dr Quoc Vuong (Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University).

Dr Patrick Degenaar (School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Newcastle University).

Innovation

2013: Introduction to Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (ITLHE): Focus on seminars (Newcastle University).

2013: Good Clinical Practice (GCP) – John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

2012: Good Clinical Practice (GCP) – Western Eye Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.

2012: Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) – Western Eye Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.

Public Engagement  

Evans, M. S. (2014, October). Enhancing impaired visual perception using electronic visual aids. Undergraduate Orientation Demonstrations presented at the Neuro-prosthesis lab, Newcastle, UK.

Evans, M. S. (2014, June). Enhancing impaired visual perception using electronic visual aids. Open Day Public Engagement Demonstrations presented at the Neuro-prosthesis lab, Newcastle, UK.

Evans, M. S., & Cheong-Leen, R. (2014, May). Enhancing impaired visual perception using electronic visual aids. Interactive exhibition stand presented at the Imperial Festival 8 – 10th May, 2014, London, UK.

Evans, M. S. (2013, October). Enhancing impaired visual perception using electronic visual aids. Undergraduate Orientation Demonstrations presented at the Neuro-prosthesis lab, Newcastle, UK.

Evans, M. S., & Al Yaman, M. (2013, October). Retinal Degeneration: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) advanced electronic visual aids. Interactive exhibition stand presented at the British Science Festival 2013. Newcastle, UK.

Evans, M. S. (2013, October). Enhancing impaired visual perception using electronic visual aids. Exhibition stand presented at The Macular Society: Top Doctors conference. London, UK.

Evans, M. S. (2013, June). Enhancing impaired visual perception using electronic visual aids. Open Day Public Engagement Demonstrations presented at the Neuro-prosthesis lab, Newcastle, UK.

Evans, M. S. (2013, April). Face recognition: A novel auditory feedback system. Exhibition stand presented at The Macular Society: Top Doctors conference. York, UK.

Evans, M. S. (2012, October). Enhancing impaired visual perception using electronic visual aids. Undergraduate Orientation Demonstrations presented at the Neuro-prosthesis lab, Newcastle, UK.

Evans, M. S., & Vuong, Q. C. (2012, July). Enhancing impaired visual perception using electronic visual aids. Interactive exhibition stand presented at The Big Bang North East 2012 Public Engagement event. Newcastle, UK.

Evans, M. S. (2012, June). Retinal Degeneration: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) advanced electronic visual aids. Exhibition stand presented at The Macular Society: Top Doctors conference. Newcastle, UK.

Evans, M. S. (2012, June). Enhancing impaired visual perception using electronic visual aids. Open Day Public Engagement Demonstrations presented at the Neuro-prosthesis lab, Newcastle, UK.

Evans, M. S., & Vuong, Q. C. (2011, October). Enhancing impaired visual perception using electronic visual aids. Interactive exhibition stand presented at the Patient and Public Engagement 2011 Showcase event. Newcastle, UK.

Undergraduate education

2004-2008: BA (First Class Hons) International Hospitality Management (University of Brighton).

2004-2008: Diploma in Modern Languages – Spanish (University of Brighton).

2006-2007: BA (Summa cum laude - 4.0 GPA) Recreation, Parks, & Leisure Services Administration (University of Central Michigan).
Core Modules: Organizational Leadership, Human Resource Management, and Marketing You!

Postgraduate education

2011-2015: MPhil Neuroscience and Engineering (Newcastle University).

2009-2010: MSc (Distinction) Research Methods in Psychology (Swansea University).

Awards

2014: The “Athletic Union Club Colours” award presented by Newcastle University’s Athletic Union for leadership as President of the Newcastle University Shotokan Karate Club (NUSKC).

2013: The “Athletic Union Club Member of the Year” nominee for leadership as President of the Newcastle University Shotokan Karate Club (NUSKC).

2013: The “Motivational Speaker” (First prize) award presented by the School of Modern Languages, 2013 Translating and Interpreting Mock Conference, Newcastle University.

2012: The “Motivational Speaker” (First prize) award presented by the School of Modern Languages, 2012 Translating and Interpreting Mock Conference, Newcastle University.

2012: Newcastle University, Institute of Neuroscience Poster Event - Third prize award.

2008: The Russum Prize for Food, Society and Culture award presented by the University of Brighton during the Faculty of Management and Information Science Ceremony 2008, for paper of the year presented by the Head of School of the School of Service Management - Dr Paul Frost.

2007: The “Outstanding Guest Service” recognition award presented by Walt Disney World's Executive vice president for the Magic Kingdom – Phil Holmes.

1999: Engineering scholarship at the Ford Technical Centre in South Wales. Scholarship recognition award presented by the Chief Executive Officer for South Wales TEC - Chris Jones.

External committees

2013-2014: President – Newcastle University Shotokan Karate Club (NUSKC) Newcastle University.

2011-2014: Institute of Neuroscience Ambassador – Newcastle University.

2011-2013: Faculty of Medical Sciences Postgraduate Student Representative – Newcastle University.

2007-2013: Walt Disney World – International Ambassador.

Employment

2015-Date: Graduate Teaching Assistant – Cardiff University

  • Teaching undergraduate psychology students at level 4 scientific practical report-writing skills, and statistics I & II.
  • Marking scientific practical reports.
  • Preparing and delivering practical report feedback.

2014-Date: Skills for Seeing Trainer – Macular Society

  • Visiting age-related macular degeneration (AMD) patients at their home for consecutive sessions that last between 1 – 2 hours, which focuses on eccentric viewing and steady eye techniques to help patients make the most from their remaining vision.

2014-2015: Teaching Assistant – Newcastle University

  • Preparing and teaching over 80 undergraduate level 5 engineering students at the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering the following 1 hour seminars:
    • Introduction to Writing Skills.
    • Writing your Report.
    • Writing your Dissertation.
    • Introduction to Writing an Elevator Pitch.
    • Citation and Referencing: A Refresher Course.

2012-2014: Honorary Clinical Research Fellow (Ophthalmology) – John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

  • Led clinical psychophysics trials with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) patients.
  • Successfully created, populated, and submitted research ethics applications through the integrated research approval system (IRAS) (South Central - Oxford A, Research Ethics Committee - REC ref.: 12/SC/0273) to commence clinical trials.
  • Analysed complex datasets, wrote up, and presented the preliminary results at Newcastle University’s internal conferences and public engagement events.

2012-2014: Honorary Clinical Research Fellow (Ophthalmology) – Western Eye Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.

  • Led clinical psychophysics trials with wet age-related macular degeneration (wet-AMD) patients.
  • Successfully created, populated, and submitted research ethics applications through the integrated research approval system (IRAS) (St. Mary's Research Ethics Committee - REC ref.: 09/H0712/23) to commence clinical trials.
  • Identified and recruited over 100 wet-AMD patients to take part in clinical psychophysics trials. 
  • Examined and recorded visual acuity and contrast sensitivity of over 100 wet-AMD patients.
  • Analysed complex datasets, wrote up, and presented the results at national and international conferences, including internal and external public engagement events.
  • Collected and analysed data from both Impact of Vision Impairment Profile (IVI) Questionnaire and Vision Quality of Life (VisQoL) Questionnaire to investigate the quality of life for wet-AMD patients who took part in the clinical psychophysics trials.

Conferences

Chaired International Conference
Evans, M. S. (2013, November). The Artificial Vision 2013: International Symposium on Visual Prosthetics – Section V (Scientific Session: Clinical tests – rehabilitation). Aachen, Germany.

International Talk
Evans, M. S., Vuong, Q. C., Degenaar, P., Cheong-Leen, R., & George, S. (2013, November). Investigating assistive functions for visual prosthesis with low-vision patients. Paper presented at The Artificial Vision 2013: International Symposium on Visual Prosthetics. Aachen, Germany.

Selected Talks
Evans, M. S., Vuong, Q. C., Degenaar, P., & Cheong-Leen, R. (2014, June). Investigating assistive functions for visual prosthesis with low-vision patients: Follow up study. Paper presented at theImperial College Ophthalmology Research Group (ICORG) 2014: ICORG Annual Research Medal and Alumni Day Event. London, UK.

Evans, M. S., Vuong, Q. C., Degenaar, P., & Cheong-Leen, R. (2014, January). Enhancing impaired visual perception using electronic visual aids. Paper presented at the Annual Research Conference 2014. The Great North Museum, Newcastle, UK.

Evans, M. S., Vuong, Q. C., Degenaar, P., Cheong-Leen, R., & George, S. (2013, October). Age-related Macular Degeneration: Clinical Trials. Paper presented at the Clinical Research Forum. School of Medical Education, Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK.

Evans, M. S. (2013, October). Enhancing impaired visual perception using electronic visual aids. Paper presented at The Macular Society: Top Doctors conference. London, UK.

Evans, M. S. (2013, May). Face recognition: A novel auditory feedback system for assisting age-related macular degeneration (AMD) individuals. Paper presented at the School of Modern Languages for the 2013 Translating and Interpreting Mock Conference. Newcastle, UK.

Evans, M. S. (2013, April). Face recognition: A novel auditory feedback system. Paper presented at The Macular Society: Top Doctors conference. York, UK.

Evans, M. S. (2012, December). Restoring vision to blind people suffering from Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP): An optogenetic approach. Paper presented at the School of Modern Languages for the 2012 Translating and Interpreting Mock Conference. Newcastle, UK.

Evans. M. S., Coapes, G., Lingeson, J., Luo, J., & Low, H. S. (2012, November). Nu-Eye Business Plan. Paper presented at the Biotechnology YES: Young Entrepreneurs Scheme 2012 - Biotechnology Business Plan Competition. Edinburgh, UK.

Evans, M. S. (2012, June). Retinal Degeneration: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) advanced electronic visual aids. Paper presented at The Macular Society: Top Doctors conference. Newcastle, UK.

Evans, M. S. (2009, June). Informational affordances: Evidence for an active vision system. Paper presented at Swansea University for the Science Day 2009 Conference. Swansea, UK.

Evans, M. S. (2008, May). Accommodating visually impaired customers: Are restaurants in Eastbourne doing enough? Paper presented at The Eastbourne Blind Society. Eastbourne, UK.

Selected Posters
Evans, M. S., & Smith, A. P. (2015, November). Objective Measures of Fatigue in Train Crew. Poster presented at the School of Psychology PG Conference. Cardiff, UK.

Evans, M. S. (2012, December). Restoring vision to blind people suffering from Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP): An optogenetic approach. Poster presented at the Newcastle Institute of Neuroscience Poster Evening Event. Newcastle, UK.