Dr Elizabeth Gabe-Thomas
Profiles

Dr Elizabeth Gabe-Thomas

Senior Assessment Psychometrician

Peninsula Medical School (Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry)

Qualifications

Education


PhD Psychology. Plymouth University (2012) Thesis Title: Individual differences in warning perception:The role of risk taking propensity.

MSc Psychological Research Methods with Distinction. Plymouth University (2007)

BSc hons Psychology Plymouth University (2005)

Other Qualifications

Graduate Teaching Associates Plymouth University (2007). Certificate of Professional Development. Learning, Teaching and Assessment: Theory and Practice.

Teaching interests

Introduction to Human Factors (UoP Psychology BSc, Psyc105) 2016- Current

Standard Setting (PSMD MClinEd, CLI712) 2016

Research Methods (UoP Psychology BSc, Psy245 & Psy5401) 2010-2011

Case studies (UoP Psychology BSc, Psy246) 2010-2011



Research interests

Medical Education

Behaviour Change

Environmental Psychology

Cognitive & Social Psychology

Risk & Decision Making

Risk Communication

Other research

Grants & contracts

Seminar Series - Understanding and Using Open Source Technology for Research with People: An Introduction to R, PsychoPy and Arduino. The University of Bath’s Researcher Development Fund. (£873.70 +£210.25 additional funding from the Department of Psychology, University of Bath). Gabe-Thomas, E., Martin, S., & Gamble, T. 2015.

ENLITEN impact acceleration feasibility (£5000). The University of Bath's EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account. Natarajan, S., Lovett,T., Gabe-Thomas, E., Walker, I., & O’Neill. 2013.

A comparison of multi-component indices of COPD severity in primary care: an UNLOCK study from the IPCRG (£4,705). International Primary Care Respiratory Group (IPCRG). Hyland, M., Jones, R., & Gabe-Thomas, E. 2012.

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Mogles N, Walker I, Ramallo-González AP, Lee J, Natarajan S, Padget J, Gabe-Thomas E, Lovett T, Ren G & Hyniewska S 2017 'How smart do smart meters need to be?' Building and Environment --- Publisher Site , DOI
Vellei M, Ramallo-González AP, Coley D, Lee J, Gabe-Thomas E, Lovett T & Natarajan S 2017 'Overheating in vulnerable and non-vulnerable households' Building Research & Information 45, (1-2) 102-118 , DOI
Mallaband B, Wood G, Buchanan K, Staddon S, Mogles NM & Gabe-Thomas E 2017 'The reality of cross-disciplinary energy research in the United Kingdom: A social science perspective' Energy Research & Social Science 25, 9-18 , DOI
Ramallo-González AP, Brown M, Gabe-Thomas E, Lovett T & Coley DA 2017 'The reliability of inverse modelling for the wide scale characterization of the thermal properties of buildings' Journal of Building Performance Simulation 1-19 , DOI
Lovett T, Lee J, Gabe-Thomas E, Natarajan S, Brown M, Padget J & Coley D 2016 'Designing sensor sets for capturing energy events in buildings' Building and Environment 110, 11-22 , DOI
Gabe-Thomas E, Walker I, Verplanken B & 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-e0158949 , DOI PEARL
Hellier E, Edworthy J, Newbold L, Titchener K, Tucker M & Gabe-Thomas E 2014 'Evaluating the application of research-based guidance to the design of an emergency preparedness leaflet' Applied Ergonomics 45, (5) 1320-1329 , DOI PEARL
Jones R, Price D, Chavannes N, Lee A, Gabe-Thomas E, Stallberg B, Lisspers K & Sundh J 2013 'A comparison of multi-component indices of COPD severity in primary care: An UNLOCK study from the IPCRG' EUROPEAN RESPIRATORY JOURNAL 42, Author Site
Conference Papers
Lovett T, Gabe-Thomas E, Natarajan S, Brown M & Padget J 2014 'Designing sensor sets for capturing energy events in buildings' 229-230 , DOI
Lovett T, Gabe-Thomas E, Natarajan S, O'Neill E & Padget J 2013 ''Just enough' sensing to ENLITEN: A preliminary demonstration of sensing strategy for the 'ENergy LIteracy Through an intelligent home ENergy advisor' (ENLITEN) project' 279-280 , DOI

Other academic activities

Conference/ Workshop Presentations

Gabe-Thomas, E., Walker, I., & Verplanken, B. (2015). Insights from the ENLITEN project. ‘What do you know about energy literacy?’. 16th November.Bath, UK.

Gabe-Thomas, E., Walker, I., & Verplanken, B. (2015). The value of individuals’ responses in surveys of household energy use. Symposium on‘Interactions between household members in pro-environmental behaviour and attitudes’. 11th Biennial Conference on Environmental Psychology.August. Groningen, Netherlands.

Gabe-Thomas, E., Walker, I., & Verplanken, B. (2015). Energy taxonomies: Exploring the influences of domestic energy consumption at the household and behavioural level. Symposium on ‘Facing the energy challenge:From understanding behavioural strategies and mental models to behaviour change in work and domestic contexts’. 11th Biennial Conference on Environmental Psychology. August. Groningen, Netherlands.​

Gabe-Thomas,E., Walker, I., & Verplanken, B. (2015). Energy Segmentation: Clustering Households and Behaviours using Behavioural Antecedent Measures. British Environmental Psychology Society 2nd Annual Conference: Environmentally Sustainable Lifestyles. June, University of Sheffield, UK

Gabe-Thomas,E. (2015). A reflection on designing and implementing a domestic energy project in social housing: strategies for recruitment success. TEDDINET-Transforming Energy Demand through Digital Innovation. Workshop : Energy social scientists in a multidisciplinary setting: opportunities and challenges,University of Bath,UK.

Gabe-Thomas,E., Walker, I., & Verplanken, B. (2015). Exploring mental representations of home energy practices. TEDDINET- Transforming Energy Demand through Digital Innovation. Workshop 4, University of Nottingham, UK.

Gabe-Thomas,E., Walker, I., & Verplanken, B. (2014). Exploring mental representations of home energy practices. TEDDINET- Transforming Energy Demand through Digital Innovation. Workshop 2, Loughborough University, UK.

Lovett, T.,& Gabe-Thomas, E. (2014). Update on the ENLITEN project. TEDDINET-Transforming Energy Demand through Digital Innovation. Workshop 2,Loughborough University, UK.

Gabe-Thomas,E., Walker, I., & Verplanken, B. (2014). Exploring mental representations of home energy practices and habitual energy consuming behaviours. 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology, Paris, France.

Gabe-Thomas,E., Walker, I., Verplanken, B. & Lovett, T. (2013).ENLITEN project and mental representations of home energy systems. Influencing Climate Change Policy workshop. Berkshire, United Kingdom.

Gabe-Thomas,E., Walker, I., Verplanken, B., Lovett, T. (2013). ‘Mental representations of home energy systems’ 10th Biennial Conference on Environmental Psychology, Magdeburg. Germany.

Gabe-Thomas,E., Jones, R., Hyland, M., & Hellier, E. (2012). ‘The impact of graphic warnings on cigarette packets- more harm than good?’ 6th IPCRG World Conference, Edinburgh. UK.

Gabe-Thomas,E. (2012). ‘Writing up, submitting your thesis and viva preparation’. School of Psychology Postgraduate Discussion Group. Plymouth University. UK.

Gabe-Thomas,E., Hellier, E., Edworthy, J., & Handley, S. (2011). ‘Everything will be alright’: Prefactual thinking, risk taking and warnings. BPS Cognitive Psychology Section Annual Conference. KeeleUniversity. Keele UK.

Gabe-Thomas,E., Hellier, E., Edworthy, J., & Handley, S. (2010).Individual differences in waning compliance: The role of domain specific risk taking. PsyPAG25th Annual Conference. Sheffield. UK.

Gabe-Thomas,E., Hellier, E., Edworthy, J., & Handley, S. (2010).Individual differences in waning compliance: The role of domain specific risk taking. Assisting Decision Makers Workshop Meeting. University College of London.London. UK.

Gabe-Thomas,E., Hellier, E., Edworthy, J., & Handley, S. (2009).Risk propensity and warnings: Individual differences in hazard perception and intended compliance.BPS Cognitive Psychology Section Annual Conference. University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield. UK.

Gabe-Thomas,E., Hellier, E., Edworthy, J., & Handley, S. (2009).Investigating the relationship between measures of risk taking propensity and hazard perception. PsyPAG 24th Annual Conference. Cardiff. UK.

Gabe-Thomas,E., & Parmentier, F. (2008). An empirical study risk taking and attention capture by threatening stimuli. PsyPAG 23rd Annual Conference.Manchester. UK

Hellier,E., Bahadoor, C; Gabe Thomas, E & Edworthy, J (2006) Exploring the relationship between measures of sensation seeking and the perception of auditory and visual warnings. Proceedings of the IEA 16th world congress, July 2006

Poster Presentations

Cockerill, J., Gabe-Thomas, E., Ferguson, C., Zahra, D., & Roberts, M.J. A Tool to Help Ensure Coverage of the Assessment Blueprint in MCQs. EBMA Assessment in Medical Education. University of Exeter, Exeter UK 14-15th October 2016.

Zahra, D., Gabe-Thomas, E., Cockerill, J., & Roberts, M.J. Measuring Knowledge Growth: Reliable Change and Identifying Struggling Students. EBMA Assessment in Medical Education. University of Exeter, Exeter UK 14-15th October 2016.

Lee, J., Ramallo-Gonzalez, A.P., Mogles, N., Gabe-Thomas, E., Ren, G.,Natarajan, S., Padget, J., Walker, I., Coley, D., Biri, B., Woollacott, C.(2015). Intelligent Home Energy Feedback for Occupant Energy Literacy. Reducing Energy Demand with Smart Buildings. KTN, TEDDINET, Innovate UK conference,London, UK.

Mogles, N., Gabe-Thomas, E., Padget, J. (2015). Translation of Energy Information into Internal Values for Effective Energy Feedback. Reducing Energy Demand with Smart Buildings. KTN, TEDDINET, Innovate UK conference, London, UK.

Ramallo-Gonzalez,A., Mogles, N. & Gabe-Thomas, E. (2014). Towards an agent-based model for A/C purchasing prediction. 1st International Symposium on Occupant Behaviour,OB’14. University of Nottingham, United Kingdom.

Gabe-Thomas,E., Walker, I., Verplanken, B. & Lovett, T. (2013).Card sorting as method for exploring mental representations with environmental implications. 10th Biennial Conference on Environmental Psychology, Magdeburg, Germany.

Gabe-Thomas,E., Lovett, T. & Ramallo-Gonzalez, A. (2013). ENLITEN: Energy Literacy through an Intelligent Home Energy Advisor. Futurebuild Conference. University of Bath, United Kingdom