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Dr. Simon Li Assistant Professor
BSc (UCL); MSc (UCL); PhD (UCL)
Office: WYL306, Dorothy Y L Wong Building
Department of Sociology and Social Policy
Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
TEL: (852) 2616 7129
FAX: (852) 2456 0737
e-Mail: simonli2@LN.edu.hk

Dr. Simon Y. W. Li received his PhD from University College London (UCL Interaction Centre) and carried out his postdoctoral research at University of New South Wales, Sydney (Centre for Health Informatics). He is a cognitive psychologist specialised in human-computer interaction/human factors. His research is focused on the cognitive aspect of human interactive behavior in using technology with an emphasis on medical settings. His current research interests include human error detection in procedural task performance; effects of interruption and multitasking; and attitudes towards technology


Research | Top

  1. Human Computer Interaction/Human Factors

  2. Human Error

  3. Interruption/Multitasking

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Journal Articles

Li, S. Y. W., Magrabi, F., & Coiera, E. (2012) A systematic review of the psychological literature on interruption and its patient safety implications. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 19 (1), 6-12.

Magrabi, F., Li, S. Y. W., Dunn, A., & Coiera, E. (2011) Challenges in measuring the impact of interruption on patient safety and workflow outcomes. Methods in Information in Medicine, 50 (5), 447-53

Lau, A. Y. S., Siek, K. A., Fernandez-Luque,L., Tange, H., Chhanabhai, P., Li, S. Y. W., Elkin, P.L., Arjabi, A., Walczowski, L., Ang, C. S., & Eysenbach, G. (2011). The Role of Social Media for Patients and Consumer Health. The International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) Yearbook of Medical Informatics, 6 (1), 131-138

Magrabi, F., Li, S. Y. W., Day, R. O., & Coiera, E. (2010) Errors and electronic prescribing: a controlled laboratory study to examine task complexity and interruptions. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 17, 575-583.

Li, S. Y. W., Rakow, T. & Newell, B. R. (2009) Personal experience in doctor and patient decision making: from psychology to medicine. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 15, 993–995.

Li, S. Y. W., Blandford, A., Cairns, P., & Young, R. M. (2008) The Effect of Interruptions on Post-completion and Other Procedural Errors: An Account Based on the Activation-Based Goal Memory Model. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 14 (4), 314-328.


Conference Papers | Top

Li, S. Y. W. (2012). Understanding human error detection as task interruption. Poster presented at the 34th annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2012).

Magrabi, F., Li, S. Y. W., Dunn, A., & Coiera, E. (2010). Why is it so difficult to measure the effects of interruptions in healthcare? The 13th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics Medinfo 2010. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 160(Pt 1), 784-8. (3rd place in Best Paper Award)

Li, S. Y. W., Cox, A. L., Blandford, A., Cairns, P., Young, R. M., & Abeles, A. (2006). Further investigations into post-completion error: the effects of interruption position and duration. In Proceedings of the 28th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Conference, pp. 471-476.

Li, S. Y. W. & Young, R. M. (2006). ACT-R ALMOST provides a formula predicting the rate of post-completion error. In Proceedings of the 13th Annual ACT-R Workshop.

Blandford, A., Back, J., Cuzon, P., Li, S. Y. W., & Ruksenas, R. (2006). Reasoning about human error by modeling cognition and interaction. In Proceedings of the 2nd Resilience Engineering Symposium.

Li, S. Y. W., Blandford, A., Cairns, P., & Young, R. M. (2005). Post-completion errors in problem solving. In Proceedings of the 27th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Conference, pp. 1278-1283.

Hamer-Hodges, D., Li, S. Y. W. & Cairns, P. (2005). Cueing hyperlinks in auditory interfaces. In Proceedings of the 11th Meeting of the International Conference on Auditory Display.

Li S. Y. W., Myers, C. W., Schoelles, M. J., & Gray, W. D. (2003). Human Supervisory Control: A Cognitive Perspective. In Proceedings of the 25th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Conference, pp. 1373.


 Teaching Subjects

Academic Year:  2013 - 2014:
1st Term: CLA9006 Creativity and Individual Difference: Theories and Applications
2nd Term: BEH209 Congnitive Psychology
  BEH303 Psychology of Human Performance and Technology

All the courses offered by the Department of Sociology and Social Policy for this and past terms are available at these links: Current term / Past terms. Simply follow the link and click on the course you would like to view information on.


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