Dr Samuel Vine
Senior Lecturer Psychology and Human Movement Science

Research

Research interests

My research is interested in the acquisition, refinement and resilient performance of motor and decision making skills. I examine the visual, attentional and physiological processes that underpin learning and expertise and I am particularly interested in the quiet eye phenomenon (and quiet eye training), theories of motor learning (e.g. Implicit Learning) and anxiety/stress (see our recent Intergrative frame-work of stress, attention and visuomotor performance). My research is applicable to a range of different domains (e.g., sport, surgery, military, and aviation) and populations (e.g., children, elite performers and patients) and I have an interest in applied Performance Psychology. I am a chartered psychologist and work as a consultant with a number of different athletes and organisations to assess and develop training interventions, predominately through the use of eye tracking technology. I am a co-founder of Cineon Training, an organisaiton that designs and delivers immersive training interventions. 

Research projects

[Nov 2016]                  Feed forward eye movement training (FFEMT). The Ministry of Defence, Defence Human Capability Science and Technology Centre (DHCSTC; TIN 3.233). [£125k, Co-Investigator].

[Sept 2016]                  Examining the potential for a group-based intervention for interception skill learning for children with developmental coordination disorder. Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Impact Acceleration Account (IAA). [£2.5k, Co-Investigator].

[July 2016]                  Observational Learning of Surgical Skills on the Da Vinci System. Intuitive Surgical (Ltd) Research Grants Scheme. [$49k, Co- Investigator].

[Sept 2016]                  Identification and evaluation of tools to enhance cognitive performance. The Ministry of Defence, Defence Human Capability Science and Technology Centre (DHCSTC; TIN 3.215). [£100k, Principal Investigator].

[October 2015]            Helping athletes meet the challenge: The importance of positive stress evaluations for performing under pressure. Commonwealth Scholarship Programme. [£6k, Principal Investigator).

[March 2015]               Examining the visuomotor challenges of using a prosthetic limb. The Royal Society research grants scheme. [£15k, Co-Investigator].

[September 2014]       VOTEADVICE: Industry and Doctoral Training in Vote Advice Applications. Marie Curie Initial Training Networks (ITN) Call: FP7-PEOPLE-2013-ITN. [$543k (£457k), Co-Investigator].

[Sept 2014]                  Reappraising stress to induce a challenge state. PhD funded by the Commonwealth Scholarship Fund. [£69k; Principal Investigator].

[July 2016]                  The development of immersive human factors training for safety critical and high performance industries. Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Impact Acceleration Account (IAA). [£3k, Principal Investigator].

[February 2015]          Developing Evidence Based Training for Surgeons. Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Impact Acceleration Account (IAA). [£2.5k, Principal Investigator].

[February 2015]          Human Factors in Aviation. Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Impact Acceleration Account (IAA). [£17k, Principal Investigator].

[February 2015]         How Quiet Eye Training reduces Perceptual-Motor control break down under pressure. Mizuno Sports Promotion Foundation, Japan. [£5k, Co-Investigator].

[January 2015]            Can parachuting skills be improved by the use of feed forward eye movement training? A literature review. The Ministry of Defence, Defence Human Capability Science and Technology Centre (DHCSTC; TIN 3.152). [£10k, Co-Investigator].

[January 2014]            Human Factors in robotically assisted surgery. HEFCE Open Innovation Platform, Business Link Fund [£1k].

[September 2012]       The da Vinci robot vs. conventional laparoscopy: Examining benefits for the surgeon. Intuitive Surgical (Ltd) Research Grants Scheme. [$349k (£225k), Principal Investigator].

[August 2012]              Investigating novel training for small arms operators; developing methods to assess and improve performance in a simulated maritime environment  The Ministry of Defence, Defence Human Capability Science and Technology Centre (DHCSTC; TIN 3.012). [£54k, Co-Investigator].

[June 2012]                 Resilience to interruption and stress in emergency checklist execution; can it be trained? HEFCE Open Innovation Platform, Business Partnership Fund (partner: Flybe Ltd, Exeter) [£10k, Principal Investigator].

[April 2012]                  Does quiet eye training improve visuomotor planning and control in children with DCD? The Waterloo Foundation [£38k + £10k follow up; Co-Investigator].

[January 2012]            Facilitating Movement Implicitly (FMI): Implicit motor learning in patients with cognitive impairments: Framework, strategies and tools. RAAK-International Project, Stichting Innovatie Alliantie (SIA), The Netherlands. [€300k (£200k); Co-Investigator).

[January 2012]            A ‘human factors’ approach to examining surgical simulators. HEFCE Open Innovation Platform, Business Link Fund [£1k].

[January 2012]            Gaze control training for golfers. ESRC Business Voucher via the University of Exeter’s Capacity Building Cluster in Sport, Leisure and Tourism (RES-187-24-0002) [£3k; Co-Investigator]. http://www.exeter.ac.uk/slt/ourresearch/gazecontrolanalysistotraingolfers/

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