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William Thomas Singleton

William Thomas Singleton, British psychology educator, consultant. Recipient Vernon medal National Institute Industrial Psychology, London, 1968. Member American Human Factors Society (distinguished foreign colleague), Ergonomics Society (honorary).


  • Singleton, William Thomas was born on March 3, 1924 in Haslingden, England. Son of James and Alice Ann (Tomlinson) S.

  • Education

    • Master of Arts, Cambridge University, 1950. Doctor of Science, Aston University, 1970.


    • Research assistant department psychology Cambridge University, England, 1950-1954. Head of ergonomics Shoe Industry Research, Kettering, 1954-1960. Senior lecturer College aeronautics, Cranfield, England, 1960-1965.

      Member faculty Aston University, Birmingham, England, since 1965, professor applied psychology, 1965-1982, professor emeritus, since 1982, dean social science and humanities, 1971-1975. Visiting professor University Leuven, 1972, University Geneva, 1985. Human factors consultant World Health Organization, International Labor Organization, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Nuclear Power Generation, Process Control Industries, since 1982.


    • Author: Introduction of Ergonomics, 1972. Man-Machine Systems, 1974. Editor 12 books.


    Member American Human Factors Society (distinguished foreign colleague), Ergonomics Society (honorary).


    • Married Pamela Elizabeth Booth, September 9, 1950. Children– Deborah, Lesley, Stephen, Nicola, Hilary.
    • father: James Singleton
    • mother: Alice Ann (Tomlinson) Singleton
    • spouse: Pamela Elizabeth Booth
    • children: Deborah Singleton
    • Lesley Singleton
    • Stephen Singleton
    • Nicola Singleton
    • Hilary Singleton
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    Born March 3, 1924