Dr Ian Walker
Senior Lecturer in Psychology
HSS Associate Dean (Research)
Director of Studies for MRes Sustainable Futures
10 West 4.32
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 38 3908
Home Energy Efficiency - ENLITEN project video
Ian Walker has been part of the ENLITEN project that aims to improve people's understanding of energy use in homes.
- Environmental behaviours, particularly travel choices, energy consumption and water consumption
- Traffic safety, particularly for vulnerable road users
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
Holt, N. and Walker, I., 2009. Research with People: Theory, Plans and Practicals. Palgrave Macmillan.
Walker, I., 2010. In-vivo sampling of naive drivers: Benefits, practicalities and ethical considerations. In: Fincham, B., McGuinness, M. and Murray, L., eds. Mobile Methodologies. Palgrave, pp. 43-52.
Walker, I., 2005. Vulnerable road user safety: Social interaction on the road? In: Dorn, L., ed. Driver Behaviour and Training Vol II. Aldershot: Ashgate.
Gabe-Thomas, E., Walker, I., Verplanken, B. and Shaddick, G., 2016. Householders' mental models of domestic energy consumption:using a sort-and-cluster method to identify shared concepts of appliance similarity. PLoS ONE, 11 (7), e0158949.
Vellei, M., Natarajan, S., Biri, B., Padget, J. and Walker, I., 2016. The effect of real-time context-aware feedback on occupants' heating behaviour and thermal adaptation. Energy and Buildings, 123, pp. 179-191.
Bosehans, G. and Walker, I., 2016. ‘Daily Drags’ and ‘Wannabe Walkers’ – Identifying dissatisfied public transport users who might travel more actively and sustainably. Journal of Transport and Health, 3 (3), pp. 395-403.
Walker, I., Kennedy, J., Martin, S. and Rice, H., 2016. How might people near national roads be affected by traffic noise as electric vehicles increase in number? A laboratory study of subjective evaluations of environmental noise. PLoS ONE, 11 (3), e0150516.
Gamble, T. and Walker, I., 2016. Wearing a bicycle helmet can increase risk taking and sensation seeking in adults. Psychological Science, 27 (2), pp. 289-294.
Walker, I., Thomas, G. O. and Verplanken, B., 2015. Old habits die hard:Travel habit formation and decay during an office relocation. Environment and Behavior
Thomas, G. O. and Walker, I., 2015. Users of different travel modes differ in journey satisfaction and habit strength but not environmental worldviews:a large-scale survey of drivers, walkers, bicyclists and bus users commuting to a UK university. Transportation Research Part F - Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 34, pp. 86-93.
Gamble, T., Walker, I. and Laketa, A., 2015. Bicycling campaigns promoting health versus campaigns promoting safety:A randomized controlled online study of ‘dangerization’. Journal of Transport and Health, 2 (3), pp. 369-378.
Walker, I., 2015. The role of transport and mobility in the health of older people. Journal of Transport and Health, 2 (1), pp. 1-4.
Kennedy, J., Holt, N., Carley, M. and Walker, I., 2014. The influence of the acoustic properties of motorcycle helmets on temporary hearing loss in motorcyclists. Acta Acustica United with Acustica, 100 (6), pp. 1129-1138.
Thomas, G.O., Walker, I. and Musselwhite, C., 2014. Grounded Theory analysis of commuters discussing a workplace carbon-reduction target:Autonomy, satisfaction, and willingness to change behaviour in drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, and bus users. Transportation Research Part F - Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 26 (PART A), pp. 72-81.
Bogerd, C. P., Walker, I., Brühwiler, P. A. and Rossi, R. M., 2014. The effect of a helmet on cognitive performance is, at worst, marginal:A controlled laboratory study. Applied Ergonomics, 45 (3), pp. 671-676.
Walker, I., Garrard, I. and Jowitt, F., 2014. The influence of a bicycle commuter's appearance on drivers’ overtaking proximities:an on-road test of bicyclist stereotypes, high-visibility clothing and safety aids in the United Kingdom. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 64, pp. 69-77.
Chiang, T., Mevlevioglu, G., Natarajan, S., Padget, J. and Walker, I., 2014. Inducing [sub]conscious energy behaviour through visually displayed energy information:A case study in university accommodation. Energy and Buildings, 70, pp. 507-515.
Ashwin, C., Chapman, E., Howells, J., Rhydderch, D., Walker, I. and Baron-Cohen, S., 2014. Enhanced olfactory sensitivity in autism spectrum conditions. Molecular Autism, 5 (53), 1 - 9.
Kennedy, J., Carley, M., Walker, I. and Holt, N., 2013. On-road and wind-tunnel measurement of motorcycle helmet noise. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 134 (3), pp. 2004-2010.
Chiang, T., Natarajan, S. and Walker, I., 2012. A laboratory test of the efficacy of energy display interface design. Energy and Buildings, 55, pp. 471-480.
Brosnan, M. J., Gwilliam, L. R. and Walker, I., 2012. Brief report: the relationship between visual acuity, the embedded figures test and systemizing in autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 42 (11), pp. 2491-2497.
Sherwin, H., Parkhurst, G., Robbins, D. and Walker, I., 2011. Practices and motivations of travellers making rail-cycle trips. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Transport, 164 (3), pp. 189-197.
Holt, N., Walker, I., Kennedy, J. and Carley, M., 2011. Motorcycle helmets and the frequency dependence of temporary hearing threshold shift. Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics, 12, 050001.
Kennedy, J., Holt, N., Carley, M. and Walker, I., 2011. Spectral filtering characteristics of a motorcycle helmet. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 129 (4), p. 2652.
Kennedy, J., Carley, M., Holt, N. and Walker, I., 2011. The effects of windscreen flow on noise in motorcycle helmets. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 129 (4), p. 2652.
Wilkins, S. and Walker, I., 2011. Applied and academic A levels: is there really a need for the applied track in UK further education? Journal of Further and Higher Education, 35 (4), pp. 461-482.
Holt, N., Walker, I., Kennedy, J. and Carley, M., 2011. Motorcycle helmets and the frequency dependence of temporary hearing threshold shift. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 129 (4), p. 2654.
Carley, M., Kennedy, J., Holt, N. and Walker, I., 2011. The sources and effects of noise exposure in motorcyling. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 129 (4), p. 2651.
Wilkins, S., Martin, S. and Walker, I., 2010. Exploring the impacts of accelerated delivery on student learning, achievement and satisfaction. Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 15 (4), pp. 455-472.
Brosnan, M., Ashwin, C., Walker, I. and Donaghue, J., 2010. Can an ‘Extreme Female Brain’ be characterised in terms of psychosis? Personality and Individual Differences, 49 (7), pp. 738-743.
Laffan, A. J., Metzler-Baddeley, C., Walker, I. and Jones, R. W., 2010. Making errorless learning more active: Self-generation in an error free learning context is superior to standard errorless learning of face-name associations in people with Alzheimer's disease. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 20 (2), pp. 197-211.
Brosnan, M., Walker, I. and Collomosse, J., 2010. The effect of explicitly varying the proportion of “same” and “different” responses on sex differences in the Shepard and Metzler mental rotation task. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 22 (2), pp. 172-189.
Walker, I. and Basford, L., 2009. Encouraging transport behaviour works best when something else is changing as well. Local Transport Today, 524, p. 12.
Brosnan, M. and Walker, I., 2008. A preliminary investigation into the potential role of waist hip ratio (WHR) preference within the assortative mating hypothesis of autistic spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 39 (1), pp. 164-171.
Vince, E. and Walker, I., 2008. A set of meta-analytic studies on the factors associated with disordered eating. Internet Journal of Mental Health, 5 (1).
Verplanken, B., Walker, I., Davis, A. and Jurasek, M., 2008. Context change and travel mode choice: Combining the habit discontinuity and self-activation hypotheses. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 28 (2), pp. 121-127.
Walker, I., 2007. Drivers overtaking bicyclists: Objective data on the effects of riding position, helmet use, vehicle type and apparent gender. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 39 (2), pp. 417-425.
Walker, I. and Brosnan, M., 2007. Drivers' gaze fixations during judgements about a bicyclist's intentions. Transportation Research Part F - Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 10 (2), pp. 90-98.
Walker, I. and Milne, S., 2005. Exploring function estimators as an alternative to regression in psychology. Behavior Research Methods, 37 (1), pp. 23-36.
Walker, I., 2005. Road users perceptions of other road users: Do different transport modes invoke qualitatively different concepts in observers? Advances in Transportation Research, 6A (a), pp. 25-36.
Walker, I., 2005. Signals are informative but slow down responses when drivers meet bicyclists at road junctions. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 37 (6), pp. 1074-1085.
Lowe, R., Bennett, P., Walker, I., Milne, S. and Bozionelos, G., 2003. A connectionist implementation of the theory of planned behavior: Association of beliefs with exercise intention. Health Psychology, 22 (5), pp. 464-470.
Romeo, G., Edwards, S., McNamara, S., Walker, I. and Ziguras, C., 2003. Touching the screen: Issues related to the use of touchscreen technology in early childhood education. British Journal of Educational Technology, 34 (3), pp. 329-339.
Walker, I. and Read, J., 2002. The differential effectiveness of psychosocial and biogenetic causal explanations in reducing negative attitudes toward "mental illness". Psychiatry: Interpersonal and Biological Processes, 65 Win (4), pp. 313-325.
Goulandris, N. K., Snowling, M. J. and Walker, I., 2000. Is dyslexia a form of specific language impairment? A comparison of dyslexic and language impaired children as adolescents. Annals of Dyslexia, 50, pp. 103-120.
Walker, I. and Hulme, C., 1999. Concrete words are easier to recall than abstract words: Evidence for a semantic contribution to short-term serial recall. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 25 (5), pp. 1256-1271.
Conference or Workshop Items
Gamble, T., Walker, I. and Laketa, A., 2015. Does promoting bicycle safety inadvertently discourage bicycling? In: BPS Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference, 2015, 2015-09-16 - 2015-09-18.
Vellei, M., Natarajan, S., Biri, B., Padget, J. and Walker, I., 2015. The effect of real-time context-aware feedback on thermal comfort and heating energy use:A case study. In: 31th International PLEA Conference: ARCHITECTURE IN (R)EVOLUTION, 2015-09-09 - 2015-09-11.
McCullen, N., Walker, I., Natarajan, S. and Padget, J., 2014. Smart meter roll-out strategy and its effect on energy savings at community level. In: Behave Energy Conference, 2014-09-03 - 2014-09-04, Said Business School, University of Oxford.
Chiang, T., Walker, I. and Natarajan, S., 2012. Linking Energy Information and Occupants: From Visually Displayed Energy Feedback to Occupant Behavior. In: BEhavE: Energy Efficiency & Behaviour, 2012-09-19 - 2012-09-20.
Kennedy, J., Carley, M., Holt, N. and Walker, I., 2011. The effects of windscreen flow on noise in motorcycle helmets. In: 161st Acoustical Society of America Meeting, 2011-05-23 - 2011-05-27.
Brosnan, M., Walker, I. and Hinvest, N., 2009. The role of perceived attractiveness of waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) for testosterone-based accounts of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). In: Bath University Neuroscience Network, 2009-01-01.
Browning, G. G., Darby, A. P. and Walker, I., 2008. Human Perception of Vibrations due to Synchronised Crowd Loading. In: EURODYN 2008 - 7th European Conference on Structural Dynamics, 2008-07-07 - 2008-07-09.
Brosnan, M. and Walker, I., 2008. A preliminary investigation into the potential role of waist hip ratio (WHR) preference within the assortative mating hypothesis of autistic spectrum disorders. In: Autism Neuroscience Conference, 2010-09-01.
Walker, I., 1999. The role of language-processing mechanisms in vernal short-term memory. Thesis (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)). The University of York.