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Dr. Sajad Ahmad Najar
Dr. Sajad Ahmad Najar
Qualification

M.A. (University of Kashmir, Srinagar)

M.Phil. (National Institute for the Empowerment of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities (NIEPID), Secunderabad)

Ph.D (Indian Institute of Technology Indore, Indore)

Experience

Teaching Experience

 

Assistant Professor: Department of Psychology, Central University of Punjab (January 2020 on-wards)

 

Guest Faculty: Central University of Punjab (August 2019 - December 2019)

 

 

 

 

Research Area

Cognitive Psychology,

Automotive Human Factors,

Rehabilitation Psychology

Research Interests

Cognitive Workload,

Distracted Driving,

Attention,

Analysis of Gaze Behavior,

Human Errors,

Working Memory,

Professional Affiliation

Registered as 'Rehabilitation Psychologist' with Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) bearing CRR Number: A33002.

Professional Recognition/Awards/Scholarships

UGC-NET: June (2012); December (2013)

Publications
  • Sanjram P. K., and Najar, S., (2022). Experience of Cognitive Workload During In-Vehicle Distractions. Ergonomics for Design and Innovation. Volume 391, 1471–1479. doi:https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-94277-9_126 (Springer Nature).
  • Najar, S., and Sanjram P. K. (2021). Driving Errors and Gaze Behavior during In-vehicle Object and Spatial Distractions, Journal of Transportation Safety and Security, 13(4), 381 - 413. doi.org/10.1080/19439962.2019.1611683 (Taylor & Francis). IF: 3.00.
  • Najar, S., and Sanjram P. K. (2018). Gaze Behavior and Human Error in Distracted Driving: Unlocking the Complexity of Articulatory Rehearsal Mechanism, Transportation Research Part F: Psychology and Behaviour, 59, 12 - 23. doi.org/10.1016/j.trf.2018.08.005. (Elsevier). IF: 3.26
  • Najar, S., and Sanjram P. K. (2019). Suppression of Articulatory Rehearsal Mechanism and Driving Errors. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, 823, 55-61. doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-96074-6_6 (Springer Nature).
  • Najar, S., and Sanjram, P. K. (2021). Suppressed Articulatory Rehearsal Mechanism, Gaze Behavior, and Direction Following in Distracted Driving. Ergonomics for Improved Productivity: Proceedings of HWWE 2017, 263 - 269. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-9054-2_30 (Springer Nature).

 

Conference/ Workshops/Seminars Attended

National

  • Najar, S., and Sanjram P. K. (2021, March). In-vehicle Distractions and Driving Errors. Paper presented at the 30th Annual Conference of National Academy of Psychology (NAOP), 19th – 21st March, 2021, IIT Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India.
  • Najar, S., and Sanjram P. K. (2017, December). Suppression of Articulatory Rehearsal Mechanism and Gaze Behaviour during Driving. Paper presented at the 27th Annual Conference of National Academy of Psychology (NAOP), 22nd – 24th December, 2017, IIT Kharagpur, West Bengal, India.
  • Najar, S., and Sanjram P. K. (2016, April). Driver Multitasking: Genesis of Distraction and Expertise in Driving Errors. Paper presented at the Ninth Doctoral Thesis Conference, Hyderabad India.

 

International
  • Najar, S., Sanjram, P. K. (2021, December). Experience of Cognitive Workload During In-vehicle Distractions. Paper presented at 19th International Conference on Humanizing Work and Work Environment, 01-03 December 2021, IIT Guwahati, Assam, India.
  • Sanjram P.K., & Najar S. (2019). In-vehicle visuospatial distraction and expertise in gaze behavior. To be presented at the World Conference on Transport Research (WCTR 2019), 26-31 May 2019, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India.
  • Najar, S., and Sanjram P. K. (2018, August). Suppression of Articulatory Rehearsal Mechanism and Driving Errors. Paper presented at 20th Congress International Ergonomics Association (IEA), 26-30 August 2018, Florence Italy.
  • Najar, S., Sanjram, P. K. (2017, December). Suppressed Articulatory Rehearsal Mechanism, Gaze Behavior, and Direction Following in Distracted Driving. Paper presented at 15th International Conference on Humanizing Work and Work Environment. AMU Aligarh, India.
Peer Recognition
  • Quarterly Franklin Membership of London Journals Press (UK).
Invited Talks/ Resource Person
1. Resource person for delivering a talk on 'Understanding Stress and it's Physical Management' in the refresher course on "Stress and Mental Health Issues in Present Times" (7-19 February, 2022) organized by the UGC-Human Resource Development Centre, Dr. Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar, Madhya Pradesh.