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Biography

I am currently 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. 

 

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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Projects 2019 2021

Research Outputs 2015 2019

  • 4 Article
  • 1 Website contribution

Ann's story

Carrigan, A., 11 Apr 2019, Pink Hope.

Research output: Contribution to Newspaper/Magazine/WebsiteWebsite contributionResearch

Do target detection and target localization always go together? Extracting information from briefly presented displays

Carrigan, A. J., Wardle, S. G. & Rich, A. N., 19 Jun 2019, In : Attention, Perception and Psychophysics. 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Localization
present
experiment
performance
evidence
Open Access
File
expertise
Thorax
Cues
evidence
diagnostic

Finding cancer in mammograms: if you know it’s there, do you know where?

Carrigan, A., Wardle, S. & Rich, A. N., 18 Apr 2018, In : Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications. 3, p. 1-14 14 p., 10.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Neoplasms
Breast
Radiologists
Breast Density

A 'snapshot' of the visual search behaviours of medical sonographers

Carrigan, A. J., Brennan, P. C., Pietrzyk, M., Clarke, J. & Chekaluk, E., May 2015, In : Australasian Journal of Ultrasound Medicine. 18, 2, p. 70-77 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Diagnostic Errors
Workplace
Breast
Hot Temperature
Education