Half body shot of Benjamin McManus

Benjamin McManus

Associate Professor


Dr. Benjamin McManus is a Developmental Psychologist and Associate Professor at the University of Alabama Institute for Social Science Research. He serves as the Assistant Director in the Translational Research for Injury Prevention (TRIP) Laboratory where he manages and programs the TRIP lab’s state-of-the-art driving simulator. Dr. McManus has expertise in information processing, attention, human factors, and driving safety in a variety of populations, including workers, adolescents, individuals with developmental disabilities, and older adults. His research focus is occupational injury prevention through the identification of workplace risk factors affecting worker well-being and subsequently impacting critical safety outcomes, namely driving safety. Dr. McManus earned a BS in psychology and biology and a PhD in psychology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.