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I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Psychology working an ARC Discovery project: "Predicting Misdiagnoses in the Transition from Competence to Expertise". Here our research involves testing EXPERTise 2.0., an online tool that will allow clinicians such as radiologists, pathologists and cardiac sonographers to assess and monitor their diagnostic skills in practice.

My research also involves behavioural experimental methods to study the cognitive processes involved in applied visual search and attention. 

In my current role, I manage several projects to understand the mechanisms of expertise.

In my capacity as a Lecturer, I convene a 4th Year/Masters unit: Thinking, reasoning and decision making in theoretical and applied settings. I also deliver several guest lectures on undergraduate units such as Perception and Cognition.

I maintain my clinical skills as a sonographer working at the Sydney Adventist Hospital on a casual basis.


Research interests

I am both a cognitive psychologist and a medical sonographer. My research interests lie in medical perception, specifically applied visual search, attentional processes, diagnostic error and the trajectory from competence to expertise. My PhD focused on expertise in visual search of medical and non-medical images. Here I investigated the type of information available in early visual processing. Post-PhD, I have applied this work to the context of human factors especially with regards to the differences between novices and experts. 


Community engagement

I am a speaker at "Macquarie in a Day" and at a number of High School Careers events.

I serve as a reviewer for journals such as Applied Cogntive Psychology, Australasian Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine and Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences

I am a proud member of Macquarie University's Ally Network. 

Education/Academic qualification

Cognitive Science, PhD, Macquarie University

13 Dec 201414 Sep 2017

Psychology, BScPyschHons

Medical Sonography, GradDipMedUS

Medical Radiation Science, BAppSc

External positions

Medical Sonographer, Sydney Adventist Hospital


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