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Journals and Book Chapters

2021 (N = 77)

77. Strickland, L., Heathcote, A., Humphreys, M. S., & Loft, S. (2021). Target learning in event-based prospective memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition.  

76. Matchanova, A.M., Babicz, M.A., Johnson, B., Loft, S., Morgan, E.E., & Woods, S.P. (2021). Prospective memory and spontaneous compensatory mnemonic strategy use the laboratory and daily life in HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology. 

75. Bhaskara, A., Duong, L., Brooks, J., Li, R., McInerney, R., Skinner, M., Pongracic, H., & Loft, S. (2021). Effect of automation transparency in the management of multiple unmanned vehicles. Applied Ergonomics, 90, 1-14. [Article 103243].   

2020

74. Humphreys, M. S., Tehan, G., Baumann, O., & Loft, S. (2020). Explaining short-term memory phenomena with an integrated episodic/semantic framework of long-term memory. Cognitive Psychology, 123, 1-24. [Article 101346]. 

73. Woods, S.P., Morgan, E.E., Loft, S., Matchanova, A., Verduzco, M., & Cushman, C. (2020). Enhancing cue salience improves aspects of naturalistic time-based prospective memory in older adults with HIV disease. Neuropsychology.

72. Strickland, L., Loft, S., & Heathcote, A. (2020). Investigating the effects of ongoing-task bias on prospective memory. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 73, 1495-1513.

71. Humphreys, M. S., Li, Y.R., Burt, J. S., Loft, S. (2020). How semantic processing affects recognition memory. Journal of Memory and Language, 113, 1-10. [Article 104109].  

70. Zhang, J., E, X., Du, F., Yang, J., & Loft, S. (2020). The difficulty to break a relational complexity network can predict air traffic controllers’ mental workload and performance in conflict resolution. Human Factors.

69. Woods, S.P., Morgan, E.E., Loft, S., Verduzco, M., Matchanova, A.M., & Cushman, C. (2020). Supporting strategic processing can improve time-based prospective memory in the laboratory among older adults with HIV disease. Neuropsychology, 34, 249-263. 

68. Wilson, M. S., Strickland, L., Farrell, S., Visser, T.A.W., & Loft, S. (2020). Prospective memory performance in simulated air traffic control: Robust to interruptions but impaired by retention interval. Human Factors.

67. Tatasciore, M., Bowden, V. K., Visser, T.A.W., Michailovs, S.I.C., & Loft, S. (2020). The benefits and costs of high degree automation. Human Factors, 62, 874-896.

66. Bhaskara, A., Skinner., M., & Loft, S. (2020). Agent transparency: A review of current theory and evidence. IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, 50, 215-224. 

2019

65. Strickland, L., Elliott, D., Wilson, M. D., Loft, S., Neal, A., & Heathcote, A. (2019). Prospective memory in the red zone: Cognitive control and capacity sharing in a complex, multi-stimulus task. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 25, 695-715. 

64. Boag, R., Strickland, L., Heathcote A., Neal, A., & Loft, S. (2019). Cognitive control and capacity for prospective memory in complex dynamic environments. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 148, 2181-2206. 

63. Babicz, M., Sullivan, K.L., Weinborn, M., Bucks, R.S., Ng, A.R.J., Hodgson, E., Parker, D., Pushpanathan, M., Fine, L., Loft, S., & Woods, S.P. (2019). Does the Key Task measure prospective memory? Cautionary findings from parallel studies in HIV disease and older adults. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 34, 1438-1444. 

62.  Visser, T. A. W., Bender, A., Bowden, V., Black, S., Greenwell-Barnden, J., Loft, S., & Lipp, O.V. (2019). Individual differences in higher-level cognitive abilities do not predict overconfidence in complex task performance. Consciousness and Cognition, 74, 1-12. [Article 102777].

61. Boag, R. Strickland, L., Loft, S, & Heathcote, A. (2019). Strategic attention and decision control support prospective memory in a complex dual-task environment. Cognition, 191, 1-24. [Article 103974]. 

60. Sturman, D., Wiggins, M. W., Auton, J., Loft, S., Helton, W., Westbrook, J., & Braithwaite, J. (2019). Control room operators’ cue utilization predicts cognitive resource consumption during regular operational tasks. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 1967. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2019.01967. 

59. Bowden V., Loft, S., Wilson, M., Howard, J., Visser. T.A.W (2019). The long road home from distraction: Investigating the time-course of distraction recovery in driving. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 124, 23-32.

58. Sturman, D., Wiggins, M. W., Auton, J. C., Loft, S (2019). Cue utilization differentiates resource allocation during sustained attention simulated rail control tasks. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 25, 317-332. 

57. Loft, S., Dismukes, R. K., & Grundgeiger, T. (2019). Prospective memory in safety-critical work contexts. In Rummel, Jan (Ed) & McDaniel. Mark (Ed). Current Issues in Memory: Prospective Memory. (pp. 170-185). Taylor and Francis

56. Strickland, L., Loft, S., & Heathcote, A. (2019). Evidence accumulation modeling of event-based prospective memory. In Rummel, Jan (Ed) & McDaniel. Mark (Ed). Current Issues in Memory: Prospective Memory. (pp. 78-94). Taylor and Francis. 

55.  Fine, L., Weinborn, M., Ng, A., Loft, S., Li, R.Y., Hodgson, E., Parker, D., Rainey-Smith, S., Sohrabi, H. R., Brown, B., Martins, R., Bucks, R. S. (2019). Sleep disruption explains age-related prospective memory deficits: implications for cognitive aging and intervention. Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition, 26, 621-636.

2018

54. Strickland, L., Loft, S., Remington, R. W., & Heathcote, A. (2018). Racing to remember: A theory of decision control in event-based prospective memory. Psychological Review, 125, 851-887. 

53. Loft, S., Jooste, L., Li, R., Ballard, T., Huf, S., Lipp, O.V., &.Visser, T. A.W. (2018). Using situation awareness and workload to predict performance in submarine track management: A multilevel approach. Human Factors, 60, 978-991. 

52. Ng, A. R. J., Bucks, R., Loft, S., Woods, S., Weinborn, M. (2018). Growth curve models in retrospective memory and prospective memory: The relationship between prediction and performance with task experience. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 5-6, 532-546.  

51. Wilson, M. S., Farrell, S., Visser, T. A. W., & Loft, S. (2018). Remembering to execute deferred tasks in simulated air traffic control: The impact of interruptions. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 24, 360-369. 

50. Sullivan, K. L., Woods, S. P., Bucks, R. S., Loft, S., & Weinborn, M. (2018). Intraindividual variability in neurocognitive performance is associated with time-based prospective memory in older adults. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 40, 733-743. 

49. Wiggins, M.W., Loft, S., Westbrook, J. (2017). Data sources and research tools for human factors. In S. Landry (Ed.). Handbook of Human Factors in Air Transportation Systems., (pp. 239-258). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. Taylor and Francis.

2017

48.   Bowden, V. K., Smith, R. E., & Loft, S. (2017). Eye movements provide insights into the conscious use of context in prospective memory. Consciousness and Cognition, 52, 68-74. 

47.   Chen, S., Visser, T.A.W, Huf, S., & Loft, S. (2017). Optimizing the balance between task automation and human manual control in simulated submarine track management. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 23, 240-262. 

46.  Strickland, L., Heathcote, A., Remington, R. W., & Loft, S. (2017). Accumulating evidence about what prospective memory costs actually reveal. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 43, 1616-1629. 

45. Bowden, V. K., Visser, T. A. W., & Loft, S. (2017). Forgetting induced speeding: Can prospective memory failure account for drivers exceeding the speed limit?" Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 23, 180-190. 

44. Bowden, V. K., Loft, S., Tatasciore, M., & Visser, T. A. W. (2017). Lowering thresholds for speed limit enforcement impairs peripheral object detection and increases driver subjective workload. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 98, 118-122. 

2016

43. Loft, S., Morrell, D., Ponton, K., Braithwaite, J, Bowden, V., & Huf, S. (2016). The impact of uncertain contact location on situation awareness and performance in simulated submarine track management. Human Factors, 58, 1052-1068. 

42. Loft, S., Chapman, M., & Smith, R. E. (2016). Reducing prospective memory error and costs in simulated air traffic control: External aids, extending practice and removing perceived memory requirements. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 22, 272-284. 

41. Ballard, T., Yeo, G., Loft, S, Vancouver, J., & Neal A. (2016). An integrative formal model of motivation and decision making: The MGPM*. Journal of Applied Psychology, 101, 1240-1265. 

40. Avci, G., Loft, S., Sheppard, D.P. 1, Woods, S.P. (2016). The effects of HIV disease and older age on laboratory-based, naturalistic, and self-perceived symptoms of prospective memory: Does retrieval cue type and delay interval matter? Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition, 23, 716-743. 

39. Bowden, V. K. & Loft, S. (2016). Using memory for prior aircraft events to detect conflicts under conditions of proactive air traffic control and with concurrent task requirements. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 22, 211-224.  

2015

38. Loft, S, Sadler, A., Braithwaite, J., & Huf, S. (2015). The chronic detrimental impact of interruptions in a simulated submarine track management task. Human Factors, 57, 1417-1426. 

37. Heathcote, A., Loft, S., & Remington, R. W. (2015). Slow down and remember to remember! A delay theory of prospective memory costs. Psychological Review, 122, 376-410.  

36. Doyle, K. L., Weber, E., Morgan, E. E., Loft, S., Cushman, C., Villalobos, J., Johnston, E., & Woods, S.P. (2015). Habitual Prospective Memory in HIV disease. Neuropsychology, 29, 909-918. 

35. Ball, H., Brewer, G., Loft, S., & Bowden, V. (2015). Uncovering continuous and transient monitoring profiles in event-based prospective memory. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 22, 492-499. 

34. Loft, S., Bowden, V. K., Braithwaite, J., Morrell, D. B., Huf, S., & Durso, F. T. (2015). Situation awareness measures for simulated submarine track management. Human Factors, 57, 298-310. 

33. Remington, R.W., & Loft, S. (2015). Attention and multi-tasking. Boehm-Davis, Deborah A. (Ed); Durso, Francis T. (Ed); Lee, John D. (Ed), (2015). APA Handbook of Human Systems Integration. APA Handbooks in Psychology., (pp. 261-276). Washington, DC, US: American Psychological Association, xxix, 625. 

2014

32. Loft, S., Doyle, K., Naar-King, S., Outlaw, A., Nichols, S.L., Weber, E., Blackstone, K., & Woods, S.P. (2014). Allowing brief delays in responding improves event-based prospective memory for young adults living with HIV disease. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 36, 761-772. 

31. Loft, S. (2014). Applying psychological science to examine prospective memory in simulated air traffic control. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 23, 326-331. 

30. Loft, S, Bowden, V. K, Ball, H., & Brewer, G. (2014). Fitting an ex-Gaussian function to examine costs in event-based prospective memory: Evidence for a continuous monitoring profile. Acta Psychologica, 152, 177-182.

29. Li, R., Loft, S., Weinborn, M., & Maybery, M. (2014). Event-based prospective memory deficits in individuals with high depressive symptomatology: Problems controlling attentional resources? Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 36, 577-587. 

28. Woods, S.P., Doyle, K., Morgan, E. E., Naar-King, S., Outlaw, A. Y., & Loft, S. (2014). Task importance affects event-based prospective memory performance in adults with HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders and HIV-infected young adults with problematic substance use. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 20, 652-662. 

27. Smith, R. E., McConnell-Rogers, M. D., McVay, J. C., Lopez, J. A., & Loft, S. (2014). Investigating how implementation intentions improve non-focal prospective memory tasks. Consciousness and Cognition, 27, 213-230. 

26. Huang, T., Loft, S., & Humphreys, M.S. (2014). Internalizing versus externalizing control: Different ways to perform a time-based prospective memory task. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 40, 1064-1071.

25. Smith, R. E., & Loft, S. (2014). Investigating the cost to ongoing tasks not associated with prospective memory task requirements. Consciousness and Cognition, 27, 1-13. 

24. Li, R., Weinborn, M., Loft, S., & Maybery, M. (2014). Cognitive control processes underlying time-based prospective memory impairment in individuals with high depressive symptomatology. Acta Psychologica, 14918-23.

2013

23. Loft, S., Smith, R. E., & Remington, R. W. (2013). Minimizing the disruptive effects of prospective memory in simulated air traffic control. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 19, 254-265

22. Loft, S., Morrell, D. B., & Huf, S. (2013). Using the situation present assessment method to measure situation awareness in simulated submarine track management. International Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics, 2, 33-48. 

21. Loft, S., & Remington, R. W. (2013). Wait a second: Brief delays in responding reduce focality effects in event-based prospective memory. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 66, 1432-1447. 

20. Li, R., Weinborn, M., Loft, S., & Maybery, M. (2013). Patterns of prospective memory impairment amongst individuals with depression: The influence of cue type and delay interval. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 19, 718-722. 

19. Doyle, K., Loft, S., Morgan, E., Weber, E., Cushman, C., Johnston, E., Ogor, G., & Woods, S. P. (2013). Prospective Memory in HIV-associated Neurocognitive Disorders (HAND): The Neuropsychological Dynamics of Time Monitoring. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology35, 259-272. 

2003-2012

18. Loft, S., & Humphreys, M. S. (2012). Enhanced recognition of words previously presented in a task with non-focal prospective memory requirements. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 19, 1142-1147. 

17. Loft, S., Smith, R. E., & Bhaskara, A. (2011). Prospective memory in an air traffic control simulation: External aids that signal when to act. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 17, 60-70. 

16. Loft, S., Finnerty, D., & Remington, R. W. (2011). Using spatial context to support prospective memory in simulated air traffic control. Human Factors, 53, 662-671. 

15. Stankovic, S., Loft, S., Rantanen, E., & Ponomarenko, N. (2011). Individual differences in the effect of vertical separation on conflict detection in air traffic control. The International Journal of Aviation Psychology, 21, 325-342. 

14. Loft, S., Pearcey, B., & Remington, R. W. (2011). Varying the complexity of the prospective memory decision process in an air traffic control simulation. Zeitschrift für Psychologie - Journal of Psychology, 219, 77-84. 

13. Loft, S., & Remington, R. W. (2010). Prospective memory and task interference in a continuous monitoring dynamic display task. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 16, 145-167. 

12. Yeo, G., Loft, S., Xiao, T., & Kiewitz, C. (2009). Goal orientations and performance: Differential relationships across levels of analysis and as a function of task demands. Journal of Applied Psychology, 94, 710-726. 

11. Loft, S., Bolland, S., Humphreys, M.S., & Neal, A. (2009). A theory and model of conflict detection in air traffic control: Incorporating environmental constraints. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 15, 106-124. 

10. Fothergill, S., Loft, S., & Neal., A. (2009). ATC-labAdvanced: An air traffic control simulator with realism and control. Behaviour Research Methods, 47, 118-127.

9. Loft, S., Kearney, R., Remington, R. (2008). Is task interference in event-based prospective memory dependent on cue presentation? Memory and Cognition, 36, 139-148.

8. Loft, S., Humphreys, M. S., & Whitney, S. J. (2008). Control of access to memory: The use of task interference as a behavioral probe. Journal of Memory and Language, 58, 465-479.

7. Loft, S., Neal, A., & Humphreys, M. (2007). The development of a general associative learning account of skill acquisition in a relative arrival-time judgement task. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 33, 938-959.

6.  Loft, S., Neal, A., Sanderson, P., & Mooij, M. (2007). Modeling and predicting mental workload in en route air traffic control: Critical review and broader implications. Human Factors, 49, 376-399.

5.  Loft, S., & Yeo, G. (2007). An investigation into the resource requirements of event-based prospective memory. Memory and Cognition, 35, 263-274.

4.   Boag, C., Neal, A., Loft, S., & Halford, G. (2006). An analysis of relational complexity in an air traffic control conflict detection taskErgonomics, 49, 1508-1526.

3. Loft, S., Humphreys, M., & Neal, A. (2004). The influence of memory for prior instances on performance in a conflict detection task. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 10, 173-187.

2.  Loft, S., Hill, A., Neal, A., Humphreys, M. & Yeo, G. (2004). ATC-lab: An air traffic control simulator for the laboratory. Behavior Research Methods, Instruments and Computers, 36, 331-338.

1.  Loft, S., Humphreys, M., & Neal, A. (2003). Prospective memory in air traffic control. In G. Edkins & P. Pfister (Eds). Innovation and Consolidation in Aviation. Aldershot, pp. 287-293. UK: Ashgate.

Conference Papers (N = 83)

83. Strickland, L., Bowden, V.K., Boag, R., Heathcote, A., & Loft, S. (2020). Modelling how humans use decision aids in simulated air traffic control. Paper presented at the Australian Mathematical Psychology Conference. Sydney. Australia

82. Black, S., Whitney, S., Bender, A., Lipp, O., Loft, S, and Visser, T. (2019) “There’s an app for that”: The effect of app-based multitasking training on situation awareness and performance. Paper presented at the Defence Human Sciences Symposium. Canberra. 

81. Michailovs, S., Pond, S., Schmitt, M., Irons, J., Stoker, M., Visser, T., Huf, S., & Loft., S. (2019) Increased Information Integration in Future Undersea Command and Control. Paper presented at the Defence Human Sciences Symposium. Canberra. 

80. Greenwell-Barnden, J., Bender, A., Loft, S., Bowden, V., Whitney, S., Lipp, O., & Visser, T. (2019) One size fits one: The benefits of customizing automation to accommodate differences in operator multitasking. Paper presented at the Defence Human Sciences Symposium. Canberra. 

79. Michailovs, S.I.C., Pond, S., Schmitt, M., Irons, J.., Stoker, M., Visser, T., Huf, S., & Loft, S. (2019). Team performance in a simulated maritime control room: The effect of information integration and operator configuration. Paper presented at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 63rd Annual Meeting. Seattle. United States. 

78. Woods, S.P., Morgan, E., Loft, S., Matchanova, A., Villalobos, J., Verduzco, M., Cushman. C. (2019). Supporting strategic processes can improve time-based prospective memory in older adults with HIV disease. Paper presented at the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN) 17th Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois.

77. Bender, a. D., Loft, S. D., Lipp, O. V., Bowden, V. K., Whitney, S. J. & Visser, T.A.W. (2019). The role of cognitive abilities as predictors in a multifactorial model of situation awareness: A latent variable approach. Paper presented at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia Conference, Perth.  

76. Michailovs, S., Pond, S., Schmitt, M., Irons, J., Stoker, M., Visser, T.A.W., Huf, S., & Loft, S. (2019). Sociotechnical system integration: Submarine command team performance. Paper presented at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia Conference, Perth.  

75. Babicz M. A., Sullivan, K. L., Weinborn, M., Bucks, R. S., Ng, A., Hodgson, E. Parker D, Pushpanathan M, Fine L, Loft S, & Woods S. P (2019). Does the key task measure prospective memory?: Cautionary findings from parallel studies in HIV disease and older adults. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, New York City, NY.

74. Michailovs, S., Pond, S., Schmitt, M., Irons, J., Stoker, M., Visser, T., Huf, S, & and Loft., S (2018) Exploring fundamental issues of team performance in a submarine control room use simulation environment. Paper presented at the Defence Human Sciences Symposium. Perth.

73. Bender, A., Loft, S., Lipp, O., Bowden, V.,  Whitney, S.,  & Visser. T. (2018).  Situation awareness mediates the relationship between working memory ability and performance on the air traffic control task. Paper presented at the Defence Human Sciences Symposium. Perth.

72. Bowden, V., Butson, D., Griffiths, N., Loft., S. (2018). Supervising highly reliable automation: Effects of instructed reliability on detection of a single failure in air traffic control. Paper presented at the Defence Human Sciences Symposium. Perth.

71. Loft, S.,  Lock, B., Bhaskara, A., Skinner, M., Brooks, J., Pongracic, H.,  Bell, J. (2018) Human-autonomy teaming in the management of unmanned vehicles: The effect of automation transparency and mission stakes. Paper presented at the Defence Human Sciences Symposium. Perth.

70. Michailovs, S., Pond, S., Schmitt, M., Irons, J., Stoker, M., Visser, T., Huf, S., & Loft S. (2018). Information integration within the submarine control room: Team Performance. Paper presented at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia, Perth. 

69. Strickland, L., Elliott, D., Wilson, M, Loft, S, & Heathcote, A. (2018). Modelling Prospective Memory in Simulated Maritime Surveillance: Cognitive Control and Competition for Capacity. The Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference 2018.

68. Strickland, L., Loft, S., Remington, R.W, & Heathcote, A. (2018). Racing to remember: A theory of decision control in event-based prospective memory.   Context and Episodic Memory Symposium. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

67. Strickland, L., Loft, S., Remington, R.W, & Heathcote, A. (2018). Prospective memory decision control: A quantitative model of event-based prospective memory. Theoretical and Applied Advances in Prospective Memory Research.  Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany

66. Bowden, V., Ren., L., & Loft, S. (2018). Supervising high degree automation in simulated air traffic control.   Paper presented at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 62nd Annual Meeting, Philadelphia.

65. Tatasciore, M., Bowden, V., Visser, T., Chen, S., & Loft, S. (2018). The effect of the degree of static automation in simulated submarine track management. Paper presented at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 62nd Annual Meeting, Philadelphia.

64. Bowden, V., Visser, T.A.W., & Loft, S. (2018). How long are you distracted? An investigation of residual impairments in simulated driving. Paper presented at the 45th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, Hobart Tasmania.

63. Loft, S., Li, R., & Humphreys, M. (2018). Preparing to access event-based prospective memories. Paper presented at the 45th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, Hobart Tasmania.

62. Boag, R., Strickland, S., Heathcote, A., & Loft, S. (2018). Modelling cognitive control mechanisms in simulated air-traffic control. Paper presented at the Australian Mathematical Psychology Conference. Perth. Australia

61. Strickland, L., Loft., S., Remington, R. W., Heathcote., A. (2018). Racing to remember: A theory of decision control in event-based prospective memory. Paper presented at the 14th Annual Context and Episodic Memory Symposium (CEMS), Philadelphia, PA. 

60. Strickland, L., Elliott, D., Wilson, M. D., Loft, S & Heathcote, A. (2018). Modelling prospective memory in simulated maritime surveillance: Cognitive control and competition for capacity. Paper presented at the Australian Mathematical Psychology Conference. Perth. Australia

59. Boag R, Strickland L, Heathcote A, Loft S. (2018). Modelling prospective memory and decision-making in simulated air-traffic control. Paper presented at the 5th International Conference on Prospective Memory, Melbourne. Australia.

58. Wilson, M. D., Farrell, S., Visser, T., & Loft, S. (2018). The effects of interruptions and retention interval on prospective memory in simulated air traffic control. Paper presented at the 5th International Conference on Prospective Memory, Melbourne. Australia.

57. Strickland, L., Loft, S., & Heathcote, A. (2018). Prospective memory decision control: Experiments, analysis, and software. Paper presented at the 5th International Conference on Prospective Memory, Melbourne. Australia.

56. Heathcote, A., Strickland, L., & Loft, S. (2018).  Prospective memory decision control: The theory. Paper presented at the 5th International Conference on Prospective Memory, Melbourne. Australia.  

55. Bowden, V. K., Loft, S., & Smith, R. (2018). Improving prospective memory with contextual cueing in a lexical decision task. Paper presented at the 5th International Conference on Prospective Memory, Melbourne. Australia.  

54. Sullivan, K. L., Woods, S.P., Bucks, R. S., Loft, S & Weinborn, M. (2018). Intraindividual variability in neuropsychological test performance is associated with time-based prospective memory in older adults. Paper presented at the International Neuropsychological Society 46th Annual Meeting. Washington, District of Columbia

53. Bhaskara, A., Loft, S., Li, R., Duong, L., McInerney, R., Brooks, J., Skinner, M., Shanahan., C., & Pongracic, H. (2017). Increasing transparency to facilitate appropriate behavioural reliance on autonomous systems. Paper presented at the Defence Human Sciences Symposium. Adelaide.   

52. Loft, S., Tatasciore, M., Bowden, V., Jooste, L., Li, R., Chen., S., Huf, S., Vissser, T. (2017). Rise of the machines: Optimizing the balance between automation and human manual control. Paper presented at the Defence Human Sciences Symposium. Adelaide.   

51. Loft, S. (2017). Adapting task automation to maximize human system-integration. Paper presented to the Naval Undersea Warfare Centre and Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory (invited and sponsored by Office of Naval Research Global). Austin, Texas. 

50. Fine, L., Weinborn, M., Ng, A., Loft, S., Li, Y. R., Hodgson, E., Parker, D., Rainey-Smith, S., Sohrabi, H., Brown, B., Martins, R., & Bucks, R. S. (2017). Ageing and prospective memory: Uniquely impacted by sleep. Paper presented at the APS College of Clinical Neuropsychologists Conference. Perth. 

49. Loft, S., & Humphreys, M. S. (2017). Proactive regulation of memory retrieval. Paper presented at the 58th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Vancouver. 

48. Boag, R., Strickland, L., Heathcote, A., & Loft, S. (2017). Adaptive decision-making in simulated air-traffic control. Paper presented at the Australian Mathematical Psychology Conference. Brisbane, Queensland.

47. Strickland, L., Loft, S., Remington, R., & Heathcote, A. (2017). Proactive and reactive control in prospective memory. Paper presented at the Australian Mathematical Psychology Conference. Brisbane, Queensland.

46. Wilson, M. D., Farrell, S., Visser, T. W., & Loft, S. (2016). On the nature of interruptions in complex dynamic tasks. Paper presented at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 60th Annual Meeting, Washington: DC

45. Bowden, V. K., Visser, T., & Loft, S. (2016). What makes a safe driving environment? Paper presented to the Neurotrauma Research Program, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, Perth, Australia. 

44. Strickland, L., Loft, S., Remington, R. W., & Heathcote, A. (2016). Accumulating evidence for the delay theory of prospective memory costs. Paper presented at the 43rd Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, Melbourne Australia.

43. Loft, S., & Bowden, V.K. (2016). Using memory for prior aircraft events to detect conflicts in simulated air traffic control. Paper presented at the 43rd Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, Melbourne Australia.

42. Bowden, V., Loft, S. & Visser, T. (2016). The influence of prospective memory on speeding after an interruption. Paper presented at the 43rd Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, Melbourne Australia.

41. Ng, A.R.J., Bucks, R.S., Loft, S.., Woods, S.P., Weinborn, M.W. (2016).  Metacognition in prospective memory: A meta-analysis. Paper presented at the International Neuropsychological Society Mid-Year Meeting, London, United Kingdom.

40. Strickland, L., Loft, S., Remington, R. W., & Heathcote, A. (2016). Accumulating evidence for the delay theory of prospective memory costs. Paper presented at the Australian Mathematical Psychology Conference 2016. Hobart, Tasmania. 

39. Weber, Woods, Li, Grant, Basso, Gilbert, & Loft (2016). Self-generation improves prospective memory performance in HIV-infected adults. Paper presented at the Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society; Boston, Massachusetts. 

38. Loft, S., Huf, S., Jooste, L., & Visser, T. (2015). Establishing an empirical basis for improving human systems integration in the submarine control room.  Paper presented at the 2015 Defence Human Sciences Symposium, Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Melbourne. 

37. Strickland, Loft, S., & Heathcote, A. (2015). A linear ballistic accumulator model of event-based prospective memory. Paper presented at the 42nd Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, Sydney, Australia.

36. Bowden, V., Loft, S., & Smith. R. E. (2015). Using eye-tracking to investigate the benefits of contextual cues to prospective memory. Paper presented at the 42nd Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, Sydney, Australia.

35. Ballard, T., Yeo, G., Loft, S., & Neal, A. (2014). The influence of approach-avoidance framing and uncertainty on prioritization during multiple-goal striving: A computational model and experiment. Paper presented at the 29th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Hawaii. 

34. Woods, S.P., Doyle, K. L., Morgan, E. E., & Loft, S. (2014). HIV-Associated neurocognitive disorders affect resources allocated to prospective memory versus ongoing task performance. Paper presented at the International Neuropsychological Society 2014 Mid-Year Meeting. Jerusalem, Israel.   

33. Loft, S., Heathcote, A., & Remington, R. W. (2014). Slow down and remember to remember! The causes of prospective memory costs. Paper presented at the 4th International Conference on Prospective Memory, Naples. Italy.  

32. Strickland, L., Loft, S., & Heathcote, A. (2014). An evidence accumulation model of prospective memory retrieval. Paper presented at the 4th International Conference on Prospective Memory, Naples. Italy.  

31. Li, R., Weinborn, M., Loft, S., & Maybery, M. (2014). Depressive symptomatology and prospective memory deficits: Inefficient and uninitiated. Paper presented at the 4th International Conference on Prospective Memory, Naples. Italy.      

30. Chapman, M. L., & Loft, S. (2014). Impact of extended practice on prospective memory and costs in an air traffic control simulation. Paper presented at the 4th International Conference on Prospective Memory, Naples. Italy.    

29. Doyle, K. L., Weber, E., Morgan, E.E., Loft, S., Cushman, C., Villalobos, J., Grant, I., Woods, S.P. (2014). Habitual prospective memory affects real-world functioning in HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND).           Paper presented at the 4th International Conference on Prospective Memory, Naples. Italy.  

28. Weber, E., Loft, S., Doyle, K..L., Outlaw, A., Nichols, S., Naar-King, S., & Woods, S.P. (2014). Focal versus non-focal prospective memory in youth with HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders. Paper presented at the 4th International Conference on Prospective Memory, Naples. Italy.  

27. Woods, S.P., Doyle, K..L., Weber, E., Outlaw, A., Nichols, S., Naar-King, S., & Loft, S. (2014). Substance use affects resources allocated to prospective memory versus ongoing task performance among young adults living with HIV disease     . Paper presented at the 4th International Conference on Prospective Memory, Naples. Italy.  

26. Loft, S., Heathcote, A., & Remington, R. W. (2013). Prospective memory costs reflect capacity shifts, not capacity limitations. Paper presented at the 54th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Toronto. 

25. Chen, S., Loft, S., Visser, T., & Braithwaite, J. (2013). Flexible automation: A comparison of operator-triggered and static automation. Paper presented at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia 49th Annual Conference, Perth.

24. Loft, S., Bowden, V., Braithwaite, J., Morrell, D., & Durso, F. (2013). Situation Awareness Measurement in Simulated Submarine Track Management. Paper presented at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia 49th Annual Conference, Perth. 

23. Loft, S., & Humphreys, M. S. (2012). Differential processing of ongoing task items for non-focal prospective memory. Paper presented at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society,  Minneapolis. 

22. Ballard, T., Yeo, G., Loft, S., & Neal, A. (2012). Goal-directed action selection during multiple goal pursuit. Paper presented at the 19th British Experimental Psychology Conference, Bristol, UK. 

21. Huang, T., Loft, S., & Humphreys, M. S. (2012). The Effect of Providing Reminders for Time-Based Prospective Memory Tasks. Paper presented at the 39th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, Sydney, Australia.

20. Loft, S., & Humphreys, M. S. (2012). Enhanced Recognition of Words Previously Presented in Tasks with Prospective Memory Requirements. Paper presented at the 39th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, Sydney, Australia.

19. Loft, S., & Morrell, D. (2011). Measuring situation awareness in simulated submarine track management. Paper presented at the 2011 Defence Human Sciences Symposium, Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Melbourne

18. Ponton, K., Morrell, D., Loft, S., & Huf, S. (2011). Toward objective team performance and situation awareness measurement for evaluation of submarine systems. Paper presented at the 2011 Defence Human Sciences Symposium, Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Melbourne. 

17. Loft, S., & Stratton, S, J., Remington, R. W. (2011). Substituting atypical intended actions for routine actions. Paper presented at the 38th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, Auckland, New Zealand. 

16. Ballard, T., Yeo, G., Loft, S., Vancouver, J., & Neal., A. (2011). Dynamic decision making during multiple goal pursuit: The influence of goal-performance discrepancies and goal framing.  Paper presented at the 38th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, Auckland, New Zealand. 

15. Loft, S., & Smith, R. E. (2010). Holding intentions not associated with current performance contexts can interfere with ongoing tasks. Paper presented at the 37th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, Melbourne, Australia. 

14. Yeo, G., & Loft, S. (2010). Feedback referent and feedback sign: An examination of their interactive effect on task performance throughout skill acquisition. Presented at the International Congress of Applied Psychology, Melbourne, Australia

13. Loft, S., & Bhaskara, A. (2009). Designing aids to facilitate prospective memory in air traffic control simulation. Paper presented at the 8th Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference. Manly, Australia.  

12. Loft, S., & Remington, R. W. (2009). Prospective Memory and Task Interference in Simulated Air Traffic Control. Paper presented at the 44th Annual Conference of the Australian Psychological Society. Darwin, Australia.

11. Loft, S., Campbell, L., & Remington, R. W. (2008). Failure to deviate from routine and task interference in an air traffic control task. Paper presented at the 34th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, Perth, Australia.

10. Yeo, G., Xiao, T., & Loft, S. (2008). Changes in domain specific goal orientation: Growth trajectories and performance. Paper presented at the 23rd Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Francisco, USA.

9. Fothergill, S., Loft, S., & Neal, A. (2008). Applied uses of a newly developed air traffic control simulator. Paper presented at the 8th International Symposium of the Australian Aviation Psychology Association. Sydney, Australia. 

8. Fothergill, S., Loft, S., & Neal, A. (2007). ATC-labAdvanced: Investigating workplace performance using a realistic Air Traffic Control simulator. Presented at the Organisational Psychology Symposium. Brisbane: Australia. 

7. Loft, S., Humphreys, M, S., & Whitney, S. (2006). Response time as a behavioural probe to the control of memory access. Paper presented at the 47th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Houston, USA.

6. Xiao, T., Yeo, G., & Loft, S. (2006). Antecedents of task specific goal orientation: An investigation of task practice, personality, and global goal orientation. Paper presented at the 33rd Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, Brisbane, Australia.

5. Loft, S., & Yeo, G. (2005). Factors that influence the cost of event-based prospective memory. Paper presented at the 2nd International Conference on Prospective Memory, Zurich, Switzerland.

4. Loft, S., Humphreys, M., & Neal, A. (2004). Credit assignment: The memory representation of dynamic task events. Paper presented at the 28th International Congress of Psychology, Beijing, China.

3. Loft, S., & Neal, A. (2002). Training for adaptive expertise in an air traffic control task. Paper presented in B. Hesketh (Chair) Transfer of Training and Adaptive Performance. Symposium conducted at the 25th International Congress of Applied Psychology, Singapore.

2. Neal, A., Kwantes, P.J., & Loft, S. (2002). Development of a model for the prediction of conflict detection performance in a simulated air traffic control task. Paper presented at the 2002 Defence Forces Human Factors Special Interest Group Meeting, Melbourne.

1.   Loft, S. (2001). Skill acquisition and human performance in a complex dynamic task: Implications for training. Paper presented in A. Neal (Chair) Modelling Human Performance in Complex Work Systems: Performance Technologies for the Future. Symposium conducted at the 4th Australian Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Sydney, Australia.

Industry Reports (N = 31)

31. Wiggins, M., Loft, S., Westbrook, J., Braithwaite, J., Auton, J., & Sturman, D. (2020). Predicting the diagnostic performance of individuals and organisations. Centre for Elite Performance, Expertise and Training: Industry Report. 

30. Michailovs, S. I., Pond, S., Bell, J., Visser, T. A. W, Pinniger, G., Carter, O., Fitzgerald, M., & Loft, S. (2020). An assessment of visual sensor information and image consumption. Report for the Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group Maritime Division. Research Agreement 9277.

29. Michailovs, S. I., Pond, S., Carter, O., Visser, T. A. W, Bell, J., Pinniger, G., and Loft, S. (2020). Human performance in a maritime command team: Toward a methodology to assess the impacts of anticipated information integration and technology change: Program Plan. Report for the Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group Maritime Division. Research Agreement 9277.

28. Michailovs, S. I., Pond, S., Irons, J. L Schmitt, M. L., Stoker, M, Visser, T. A. W, Huf, S., Zheng, Sunray, S., Bell, J., and Loft, S. (2020). Team performance in the submarine command team: The impact of information integration. Report for the Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group Maritime Division. Research Agreement 7057. 

27. Visser, T.; Black, S.; Bender, A.; Derry, Kate; Loft, S; Lipp, O. (2019). The impact of multitasking cognitive training on situation awareness and complex task performance. Report for Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group Land Division. Research Agreement 7120.

26. Visser, T.; Black, S.; Bender, A.; Loft, S; Lipp, O. (2019). A preliminary analysis of the effects of multi- tasking training on complex task performance. Report for Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group Land Division. Research Agreement 7120.

25. Michailovs, S.I.C., Pond, S., Schmitt, M., Irons, J.., Stoker, M., Visser, T., Huf, S., & Loft, S. (2019). Information integration and operator configuration in the submarine control room. Report for the Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group Maritime Division. Research Agreement 7057.

24. Bender, A., Loft, S. D., Lipp, O. V., & Visser, T. A. W. (2018). Advancing our understanding of warfighter cognition: Development of a "cognitive-profiling" tool to enhance situation awareness. Report for Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group Land Division. Research Agreement 7120.

23. Michailovs, S.I.C., Pond, S., & Loft, S. (2018). Control Room Use Simulation Environment (CRUSE): Study 2. Report for the Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group Maritime Division.

22. Loft, S., Shankaralingam, M., Li., R & Troy Visser, T.A.W. (2018). Automated track motion analysis to aid the submarine Track Manager: Optimising operator trust and behavioural reliance in the human-machine dialogue. Report for the Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group Maritime Division. 

21. Michailovs, S.I.C., Visser, T.A.W., & Loft, S. (2018). Submarine command team performance research program. Report for the Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group Maritime Division under the DST-UWA Research Agreement MyIP:7057. 

20. Michailovs, S.I.C., Visser, T.A.W., & Loft, S. (2018). Control Room Use Simulation Environment (CRUSE): Pilot Study. Report for the Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group Maritime Division under the DST-UWA Research Agreement MyIP:7057. 

19. Bender, A., Loft, S., Lipp, & Visser, T.A.W. (2018). Advancing our understanding of warfighter cognition: Development of a “cognitive profiling” tool to enhance situation awareness. Report for the Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group.

18. Chen., S., & Loft., S. (2017). Measuring team cognition and team performance of the submarine Action Information Organisation. Final Report for the Defence Science and Technology Group.

17. Loft, S., & Li, R., Jooste, J., Visser, T., Lipp, O, & Ballard, T. (2016). Human-machine performance in submarine track management: Adapting automation to protect against the impact of active and passive fatigue.  Final Report for the Defence Science and Technology Group.

16. Li, R., & Loft, S. (2016). Trust and behavioural reliance on automation. Final Report for the Defence Science and Technology Group.

15. Li, R., Visser, T.A.W., & Loft S. (2016). Development of trust in automation: A literature review. Final Report for the Defence Science and Technology Group.

14. Loft, S., Griffin, M., & Jorritsma, K. (2016).  Critical evaluation of the application of the critical decision method at Chevron Singapore Manufacturing Plant. Final Report prepared for Chevron. 

13. Jooste, L., Loft, S., & Vissser, T. (2016). Brief refresh of literature on physiology and human performance. Final Report for the Defence Science and Technology Group.

12. Loft, S., Jooste, L., & Visser, T. (2015). Human-machine performance and design for submarine track management: Automation, Fatigue, and Workload. Final Report for the Defence Science and Technology Group.

11. Loft, S. (2014). Human factors integration for Perth Airport. Report prepared for Perth Airport (Westralia Airports Corporation).

10. Loft, S. (2013). Human factors awareness program. Report prepared for Perth Airport (Westralia Airports Corporation).

9. Loft, S. (2013). Human factors design principles for an iRMGUI. Report prepared for Agent Oriented Software Pty Ltd.

8. Bowden, V., & Loft, S. (2013).  Situation awareness measurement techniques for submarine track management. Final Report for the Asian Office of Aerospace Research Development (AOARD-12-4028).

7. Bowden, V., & Loft, S. (2012). Measuring the impact of automation and task demand upon submariner track manager situation awareness. Final Report for the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (Research Agreement 555370).

6. Riseborough, K., Loft, S., Bowden, V., & Morrell, D. (2012). Automation, situation awareness and performance: A literature review. Final Report for the Australian Defence Science and Technology Organisation (Research Agreement 555370) and the Asian Office of Aerospace Research Development (Research Agreement 12-4028).

5. Loft, S., & Morrell. (2011). Development of situation awareness measurement techniques. Final Report prepared for Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) Australia. (Research agreement 353520).

4. Dennis, S., Humprheys, M., Bolland, S., Savvas, S., & Loft, S. (2005). Human memory models for operator simulation. Report prepared for Defence Research and Development Canada.

3. Loft, S., Neal A., Mooij, M., & Sanderson, P. (2004). Prediction of mental workload and performance in air traffic control: Literature review and current approach. Report prepared for Airservices Australia (KCHF-ATC-WL-2004-PR1)

2. Loft, S., & Neal A. (2003). An assessment of controller look ahead times when evaluating longitudinal separation in a non-radar environment. Report prepared for Airservices Australia (No. 12841.02).

1. Loft, S. (2000). SARTIME flight notifications: Human factors recommendations for the reduction of the error rate in processing flight notifications. Report prepared for Airservices Australia



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