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Dr Gemma Briggs's OpenLearn Profile
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Dr Gemma Briggs
Gemma's research is focused on how we pay attention in different real world settings, including both driving and witnessing crimes. Much of her research looks at how dual tasking affects our attention as well as our eye movements, demonstrating how it is possible to look at a scene yet fail to actually see important aspects of it when our attention is diverted elsewhere.
Gemma's research is closely tied to her teaching at the OU. She has written materials for DE200, Investigating Psychology 2, and DD803, Evaluating Psychology: Research and Practice. She also co-chaired and wrote materials for DD802, Investigating Forensic Psychology, and is the qualification lead for the MSc in Forensic Psychological Studies (F73) and the MSc in Psychology (F74).
Gemma F. Briggs, Graham J. Hole and Jim A.J. Turner (2017-09) The impact of attentional set and situation awareness on dual tasking driving performance, In Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour(57)
Jim A.J. Turner and Gemma F. Briggs (2018) To see or not to see? Comparing the effectiveness of examinations and end of module assessments in online distance learning, In Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education 7(43)
Jim A.J. Turner and Gemma F. Briggs (2017-02-10) Using third-party audio-visual materials in module production: learning design, cost effectiveness and student satisfaction on DD210 and DE200, OU Scholarship Exchange
Gemma F. Briggs and Jim A.J. Turner (2017-02-06) To see or not to see? The effectiveness of seen and unseen exams and end of module assessments in level 2 psychology modules, OU Scholarship Exchange
Gemma F. Briggs, Graham J. Hole and Michael F. Land (2016-04-02) Imagery-inducing distraction leads to cognitive tunnelling and deteriorated driving performance, In Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour(38)
Gemma F. Briggs, Jim A.J. Turner and Professor Graham Pike (2016) Testing the weapon focus effect: change blindness and eyewitness identification, In European Association of Psychology and Law Conference (EAPL 2016)
Gemma F. Briggs and Professor Graham Pike (2015-08) Identity, citizenship and engaging with the criminal justice system, In European Association of Psychology and Law Conference (EAPL 2015)
Gemma F. Briggs and Graham Hole (2015) Can I do two things at once? Attention and dual tasking ability(2), The Open University
Gemma F. Briggs and Simon Davies (2015) Is seeing believing?: visual perception and attention for dynamic scenes(2), The Open University
Rose Capdevila, John Dixon and Gemma F. Briggs (editors) (2015) Investigating Psychology 2 (Volumes 1-3), Open University