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Prof Stephen Fairclough

Prof Stephen Fairclough

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Biography

Stephen Fairclough is a Professor of Psychophysiology in the School of Natural Sciences and Psychology. He began his career at Loughborough University working on human factors psychology, with a particular emphasis on psychophysiological measures and driving behaviour. He joined Liverpool John Moores University in 2000 and extended his range of skills to cover cardiovascular physiology and measurement of brain activity (EEG and fNIRS).

His research has been funded by a range of bodies, including: the European Commission, EPSRC, the Health & Safety Executive, the BIAL Foundation, Innovate UK and private organisations (Muller, Volvo). He has worked extensively in collaborations between academia and industry.

He has a long-standing track record of research in the area of emerging technologies and human-computer interaction. His 2009 paper on physiological computing was the most cited paper in the journal Interacting With Computers in 2011-12 and 2012-13. In 2014, he was asked to write an article for Nature on data privacy and physiological measurement.

He has co-edited two books in the last two years, both on the topic of physiological computing and published by Springer. He was elected as President of Psychophysiology In Ergonomics (a group aligned to the International Ergonomics Association) and served from 2007-2010. He is a program co-chair for the International Conference on Physiological Computing Systems.

He has been a member of the programme committee for ACM Annual Conference on Computer-Human Interaction (CHI) and the bi-annual conference Affective Computing & Intelligent Interaction. He is currently a member of the editorial boards for the journals IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing and International Journal of Cognitive Performance Support. He has been elected to serve on the Executive of the European Chapter of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

His personal research website may be found at: http://physiologicalcomputing.org

Degrees

2000, Loughborough University, United Kingdom, PhD
1986, University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom, BSc (Hons) Psychology

Publications

Highlighted publications

Fairclough SH, Karran AJ, Gilleade K. 2015. Classification accuracy from the perspective of the user: Real-time interaction with physiological computing Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings, 2015-April :3029-3037 >DOI

Kreplin U, Fairclough SH. 2015. Effects of self-directed and other-directed introspection and emotional valence on activation of the rostral prefrontal cortex during aesthetic experience NEUROPSYCHOLOGIA, 71 :38-45 >DOI >Link

Burns CG, Fairclough SH. 2015. Use of auditory event-related potentials to measure immersion during a computer game INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HUMAN-COMPUTER STUDIES, 73 :107-114 >DOI >Link

Fairclough SH, Gilleade K. 2014. Advances in Physiological Computing Springer Science & Business Media 9781447163923

Fairclough SH, van der Zwaag M, Spiridon E, Westerink J. 2014. Effects of mood induction via music on cardiovascular measures of negative emotion during simulated driving PHYSIOLOGY & BEHAVIOR, 129 :173-180 >DOI >Link

Editorials and letter to the editor

Gramann K, Fairclough SH, Zander TO, Ayaz H. 2017. Editorial: Trends in Neuroergonomics FRONTIERS IN HUMAN NEUROSCIENCE, 11 >DOI >Link

Posters

Slade K, Fairclough S, Kramer SE, Richter M. 2017. Systolic blood pressure as an indicator of listening effort in response to listening demand International Convention of Psychological Science, Vienna, Austria

Conference Publication (journal proceedings)

Dobbins C, Fairclough S. 2017. A Mobile Lifelogging Platform to Measure Anxiety and Anger During Real-Life Driving 2017 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PERVASIVE COMPUTING AND COMMUNICATIONS WORKSHOPS (PERCOM WORKSHOPS), IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom) >Link

Harris B, Dobbins C, Fairclough S, Lisboa P. 2017. Exploring Wearable Devices for Unobtrusive Stress Monitoring

Fairclough S, Holzinger A, Otero A, Pope A. 2016. Foreword PhyCS 2016 - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Physiological Computing Systems, :XI

Fairclough SH, Karran AJ, Gilleade K. 2015. Classification accuracy from the perspective of the user: Real-time interaction with physiological computing Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings, 2015-April :3029-3037 >DOI

Poel M, Nijboer F, van den Broek EL, Fairclough S, Nijholt A. 2012. Brain Computer Interfaces as Intelligent Sensors for Enhancing Human-Computer Interaction ICMI '12: PROCEEDINGS OF THE ACM INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MULTIMODAL INTERACTION, 14th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI) :379-382 >Link

Fairclough SH, Ewing KC. 2011. THE INFLUENCE OF TASK DEMAND AND EXTRINSIC MOTIVATION ON ELECTROCORTICAL AND CARDIOVASCULAR MEASURES OF MENTAL EFFORT PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY, 51st Annual Meeting of the Society-of-Psychophysiological-Research 48 :S16-S16 >Link

Ewing KC, Fairclough SH. 2010. THE EFFECT OF FINANCIAL INCENTIVES AND WORKING MEMORY DEMAND ON SYSTOLIC BLOOD PRESSURE AND EEG OSCILLATORY MEASURES OF COGNITIVE EFFORT AND MOTIVATIONAL DISPOSITION PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY, 15th Annual Meeting Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront 47 :S83-S84 >Link

Ewing KC, Fairclough SH. 2009. THE IMPACT OF WORKING MEMORY LOAD ON EEG MEASURES OF MENTAL EFFORT AND MOTIVATION DISPOSITION PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY, 49th Annual Meeting of the Society-for-Psychophysiological-Research 46 :S86-S86 >Link

Spiridon E, Fairclough SH. 2009. CARDIOVASCULAR AND EEG INDICATORS OF ANGER AND CONTROL/NO CONTROL STATES PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY, 49th Annual Meeting of the Society-for-Psychophysiological-Research 46 :S54-S54 >Link

Allanson J, Fairclough SH. 2004. A research agenda for physiological computing INTERACTING WITH COMPUTERS, Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems ( CHI 2002) 16 :857-878 >DOI >Link

May AJ, Carter C, Smith F, Fairclough SH. 1995. Evaluation of an in-vehicle headway feedback system with a visual & auditory interface IEE Colloquium (Digest),

Harris B, Dobbins C, Fairclough S, Lisboa P. Measuring Academic Stress ‘In the Wild’ with Wearable Sensors: Removal of Noise from Wearable Sensor Data Using Fir Filters 1st Neuroadaptive Technology Conference 2017 (NAT’17)

Stamp K, Dobbins C, Fairclough S, Poole H. Development of a Neuroadaptive Gaming Technology to Distract from Painful Procedures 1st Neuroadaptive Technology Conference 2017 (NAT’17)

Dobbins C, Fairclough S. Wearable Sensors, Driving and the Visualization of Cardiovascular Stress During Everyday Life 1st Neuroadaptive Technology Conference 2017 (NAT’17)

Poole HM, Fairclough S, Wade K, Elves S. GAMING IN THE CLINIC:EFFECTS OF GAME DEMAND ON PAIN EXPERIENCE IN ADULT BURNS PATIENTS International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) World Congress

Fairclough SH, Gilleade KM. Construction of the Biocybernetic Loop: A Case Study CMI 2012 Grand Challenge - Brain-Computer Interfaces, ICMI’12

van der Zwaag MD, Fairclough SH, Spiridon E, Westerlink JHDM. The impact of music on affect during anger inducing drives Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction 6974 :407-416

Fairclough SH, Gilleade K, Nacke L, Mandryk R. Brain and body interfaces: designing for meaningful interaction Computer Human Interaction (CHI) >DOI

Ewing K, Fairclough SH. EEG and cardiovascular correlates of working memory load and motivation International Journal of Psychophysiology, 77 :282-282 >DOI

Spiridon E, Fairclough SH. Anger in the motivational context of states of control and no control International Journal of Psychophysiology, 77 :269-270 >DOI

Ewing K, Fairclough SH. The effect of an extrinsic incentive on psychophysiological measures of mental effort and motivational disposition when task demand is varied Proceedings of the 54th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 54th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

Spiridon E, Fairclough SH. Detection of anger with and without control for Affective Computing systems Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction and Workshops, 2009. ACII 2009., Third International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction >DOI

Serbedzija N, Fairclough SH. Biocybernetic Loop: from awareness to evolution CEC'09 Proceedings of the Eleventh conference on Congress on Evolutionary Computation, Eleventh Congress on Evolutionary Computation :2063-2069 >DOI

Journal Articles

Fairclough SH, Ewing K. 2017. The effect of task demand and incentive on neurophysiological and cardiovascular markers of effort INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY, 119 :58-66 >DOI >Link

Ewing KC, Fairclough SH, Gilleade K. 2016. Evaluation of an Adaptive Game that Uses EEG Measures Validated during the Design Process as Inputs to a Biocybernetic Loop FRONTIERS IN HUMAN NEUROSCIENCE, 10 >DOI >Link

Jacucci G, Fairclough S, Solovey ET. 2015. Physiological Computing Computer, 48 :12-16 >DOI

Fairclough S, da Silva HP, Gamboa H, Gilleade K, Bermudez i Badia S. 2015. Applications and Issues for Physiological Computing Systems: An Introduction to the Special Issue INTERACTING WITH COMPUTERS, 27 :489-491 >DOI >Link

Kreplin U, Fairclough SH. 2015. Effects of self-directed and other-directed introspection and emotional valence on activation of the rostral prefrontal cortex during aesthetic experience NEUROPSYCHOLOGIA, 71 :38-45 >DOI >Link

Da Silva HP, Fairclough S, Holzinger A, Jacob R, Tan D. 2015. Introduction to the Special Issue on Physiological Computing for Human-Computer Interaction ACM TRANSACTIONS ON COMPUTER-HUMAN INTERACTION, 21 >DOI >Link

Karran AJ, Fairclough SH, Gilleade K. 2015. A Framework for Psychophysiological Classification within a Cultural Heritage Context Using Interest ACM TRANSACTIONS ON COMPUTER-HUMAN INTERACTION, 21 >DOI >Link

Burns CG, Fairclough SH. 2015. Use of auditory event-related potentials to measure immersion during a computer game INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HUMAN-COMPUTER STUDIES, 73 :107-114 >DOI >Link

Fairclough S. 2014. Physiological data must remain confidential NATURE, 505 :263-263 >Link

da Silva HP, Holzinger A, Fairclough S, Majoe D. 2014. Physiological Computing Systems: First International Conference, PhyCS 2014, Lisbon, Portugal, January 7–9, 2014, Revised Selected Papers Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 8908 >DOI

Fairclough SH, van der Zwaag M, Spiridon E, Westerink J. 2014. Effects of mood induction via music on cardiovascular measures of negative emotion during simulated driving PHYSIOLOGY & BEHAVIOR, 129 :173-180 >DOI >Link

Fairclough SH, Gilleade K, Ewing KC, Roberts J. 2013. Capturing user engagement via psychophysiology: Measures and mechanisms for biocybernetic adaptation International Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems, 6 :63-79 >DOI

Roberts CA, Fairclough S, Fisk JE, Tames FT, Montgomery C. 2013. Electrophysiological indices of response inhibition in human polydrug users JOURNAL OF PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY, 27 :779-789 >DOI >Link

Roberts CA, Fairclough SH, Fisk JE, Tames F, Montgomery C. 2013. ERP evidence suggests executive dysfunction in ecstasy polydrug users PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY, 228 :375-388 >DOI >Link

Kastenmueller A, Greitemeyer T, Fairclough SH, Waite D, Fischer P. 2013. Playing exergames: The impact of identification with one's game character on physical activity Social Psychology, 44 :264-270

Fairclough SH, Gilleade K, Ewing K, Roberts J. 2013. Capturing user engagement via psychophysiology: measures and mechanisms for biocybernetic adaptation International Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems, 6 :63-79

Fairclough SH. 2013. Physiological data must remain confidential Nature, 505 :263-263 >DOI

Kreplin U, Fairclough SH. 2013. Activation of the rostromedial prefrontal cortex during the experience of positive emotion in the context of esthetic experience. An fNIRS study FRONTIERS IN HUMAN NEUROSCIENCE, 7 >DOI >Link

Roberts CA, Fairclough SH, McGlone FP, Fisk JE, Montgomery C. 2013. Electrophysiological evidence of atypical processing underlying mental set shifting in ecstasy polydrug and polydrug users. Exp Clin Psychopharmacol, 21 :507-515 >DOI >Link

Goodwin L, Fairclough SH, Poole HM. 2013. A cognitive-perceptual model of symptom perception in males and females: the roles of negative affect, selective attention, health anxiety and psychological job demands Journal of Health Psychology, >DOI

Kastenmuller A, Greitemeyer T, Fairclough SH, Waite D, Fischer P. 2013. Playing Exergames and Sporting Activity: The Impact of Identification with One’s Game Character Social Psychology, 4 :264-270

Fairclough SH, Gilleade K, Ewing KC, Roberts J. 2013. Capturing user engagement via psychophysiology: measures and mechanisms for biocybernetic adaptation International Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems, 1 :63-79 >DOI

Fairclough SH, Spiridon E. 2012. Cardiovascular and electrocortical markers of anger and motivation during a simulated driving task International Journal of Psychophysiology, 84 :188-193 >DOI

Serbedzija N, Fairclough S. 2012. Reflective Pervasive Systems ACM TRANSACTIONS ON AUTONOMOUS AND ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS, 7 >DOI >Link

Fairclough SH, Spiridon E. 2012. Cardiovascular and electrocortical markers of anger and motivation during a simulated driving task International Journal of Psychophysiology, 84 :188-193

Goodwin L, Fairclough SH, Poole HM. 2012. A cognitive-perceptual model of symptom perception in males and females: the roles of negative affect, selective attention, health anxiety and psychological job demands Journal of Health Psychology, 18 :848-857 >DOI

Serbedzija N, Fairclough SH. 2012. Reflective pervasive systems ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems, 7 >DOI

Fairclough SH, Spiridon E. 2012. Cardiovascular and electrocortical markers of anger and motivation during a simulated driving task. Int J Psychophysiol, 84 :188-193 >DOI >Link

Fairclough SH, Gilleade K, Nacke LE, Mandryk RL. 2011. Brain and body interfaces: Designing for meaningful interaction Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings, :65-68 >DOI

van der Zwaag MD, Fairclough S, Spiridon E, Westerink JHDM. 2011. The Impact of Music on Affect during Anger Inducing Drives DMello S, Graesser A, Schuller B, Martin JC. AFFECTIVE COMPUTING AND INTELLIGENT INTERACTION, PT I, 6974 :407-+ >Link

Fairclough SH, Roberts J. 2011. Effects of performance feedback on cardiovascular reactivity and frontal EEG asymmetry International Journal of Psychophysiology, 81 :291-298 >DOI

Ewing KC, Fairclough SH. 2010. The effect of an extrinsic incentive on psychophysiological measures of mental effort and motivational disposition when task demand is varied Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 1 :259-263 >DOI

Spiridon E, Fairclough SH. 2009. Detection of anger with and without control for affective computing systems Proceedings - 2009 3rd International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction and Workshops, ACII 2009, >DOI

Fairclough SH, Ewing KC, Roberts J. 2009. Measuring task engagement as an input to physiological computing Proceedings - 2009 3rd International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction and Workshops, ACII 2009, >DOI

Trimmel M, Fairclough S, Henning R. 2009. Psychophysiology in ergonomics APPLIED ERGONOMICS, 40 :963-964 >DOI >Link

Fairclough SH, Trimmel M, Henning R. 2009. Psychophysiology and ergonomics research Applied Ergonomics, 40 :963-964 >DOI

Trimmel M, Fairclough SH, Henning R. 2009. Psychophysiology in Ergonomics Applied Ergonomics, :963-964 >DOI

Fairclough SH. 2009. Fundamentals of physiological computing INTERACTING WITH COMPUTERS, 21 :133-145 >DOI >Link

Venables L, Fairclough SH. 2009. The influence of performance feedback on goal-setting and mental effort regulation MOTIVATION AND EMOTION, 33 :63-74 >DOI >Link

Fairclough SH, Goodwin L. 2007. The effect of psychological stress and relaxation on interoceptive accuracy: Implications for symptom perception. J Psychosom Res, 62 :289-295 >DOI >Link

Fairclough SH, Tattersall AJ, Houston K. 2006. Anxiety and performance in the British driving test TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PART F-TRAFFIC PSYCHOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR, 9 :43-52 >DOI >Link

Fairclough SH, Venables L. 2006. Prediction of subjective states from psychophysiology: a multivariate approach. Biol Psychol, 71 :100-110 >DOI >Link

Fairclough SH, Venables L, Tattersall A. 2005. The influence of task demand and learning on the psychophysiological response. Int J Psychophysiol, 56 :171-184 >DOI >Link

Venables L, Allanson J, Fairclough S. 2004. The efficacy of psychophysiology for realising affective computing Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings, :1543 >DOI

Fairclough SH, Houston K. 2004. A metabolic measure of mental effort. Biol Psychol, 66 :177-190 >DOI >Link

Fairclough SH, Houston K. 2003. Blood glucose as an index of mental effort JOURNAL OF PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY, 17 :95-95 >Link

Brookhuis KA, De Waard D, Fairclough SH. 2003. Criteria for driver impairment ERGONOMICS, 46 :433-445 >DOI >Link

Fairclough SH, Graham R. 1999. Impairment of driving performance caused by sleep deprivation or alcohol: A comparative study HUMAN FACTORS, 41 :118-128 >DOI >Link

Fairclough SH. 1997. Monitoring of driver and vehicle performance IEE Colloquium (Digest),

Fairclough SH, May AJ, Carter C. 1997. The effect of time headway feedback on following behaviour ACCIDENT ANALYSIS AND PREVENTION, 29 :387-397 >DOI >Link

Other

Plácido Da Silva H, Chauvet P, Holzinger A, Fairclough S, Majoe D. 2015. Foreword PhyCS 2015 - 2nd International Conference on Physiological Computing Systems, Proceedings, :XI-XII

Chapters

Fairclough S. 2015. A Closed-Loop Perspective on Symbiotic Human-Computer Interaction 9359 :57-67 9783319249162 >DOI

Dobbins C, Fairclough S. 2015. Lifelogging Technologies to Detect Negative Emotions Associated with Cardiovascular Disease Applied Computing in Medicine and Health :27-44 Elsevier 978-0-12-803468-2 >DOI

Fairclough SH, Gilleade K. 2014. Meaningful interaction with physiological computing systems Fairclough SH, Gilleade K. Advances in Physiological Computing Systems :1-16 Springer

Fairclough SH, Mulder LMJ. 2011. Psychophysiological process of mental effort investment Wright RA, Gendolla GHE. How Motivation Affects Cardiovascular Response :61-76 Amer Psychological Assn 9781433810268

Fairclough SH. 2011. Physiological Computing: Interfacing with the Human Nervous System Ouwerkerk M, Westerink JHDM, Krans M. Sensing Emotions in Context :1-20 Springer Verlag 9789048132577

Ewing K, Fairclough SH. 2010. The impact of working memory load on psychophysiological measures of mental effort and motivational disposition. de Waard D, Axelsson A, Berglund M, Peters B, Weikert C. Human Factors: A system view of human,technology and organisation. :423-433 Shaker 978-90-423-0395-9

Fairclough SH. Physiological Computing and Intelligent Interaction Myounghoon J. Handbook of Affective Sciences in Human Factors and HCI Elsevier

Books

Fairclough SH, Gilleade K. 2014. Advances in Physiological Computing Springer Science & Business Media 9781447163923

Engagement & Impact

Editorial boards:

Publication: International Journal of Cognitive Performance Support, Position: Associate Editor, URL: http://www.inderscience.com/jhome.php?jcode=ijcps

Publication: IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, Position: Associate Editor, URL: http://www.computer.org/web/tac

Membership of professional bodies:

Co-Director, Human Factors & Ergonomics Society (European Chapter), http://www.hfes-europe.org/

Research Grants Awarded:

Innovate UK and AHRC, KTP with Immersive Interaction Ltd, Prof Stephen Fairclough, Grant value (£): 91.900, Duration of research project: 2 years

EPSRC, Development of a Multimodal Lifelogging Platform to Support Self-Reflection and Monitor Inflammation Associated With the Experience of Negative Emotions, Stephen Fairclough, School of Natural Sciences and Psychology, Liverpool John Moores University, Grant value (£): 125,000, Duration of research project: 13 months

Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Development of a Multimodal Lifelogging Platform to Support Self-Reflection & Monitor Inflammation Associated With the Experience of Negative Emotions, Prof. Stephen Fairclough, School of Natural Sciences and Psychology, Liverpool John Moores University, Grant value (£): £125,000, Duration of research project: 13 months