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I am a research fellow in the Australian Institute of Health Innovation. In my current role I am working in collaboration with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to improve the health outcomes for young adults living with Type 1 diabetes. Previously, I managed a large research team and external stakeholders to elicit healthcare provider and consumer views about innovative models of healthcare for the design of a new Sydney hospital. I also lead behavioural experiments to study the cognitive processes involved in applied visual search and attention to understand the mechanisms of expertise. I utilise quantitative and qualitative methods in my research.
In my capacity as a Lecturer, I Co-Convene a Masters of Research unit: MEDI17001: Medical Research Foundations: Ethics, Integrity and Practice and have Convened a Psychology 4th Year/Masters unit: Thinking, reasoning and decision making in theoretical and applied settings. I also deliver several guest lectures on undergraduate units in Psychology such as Perception and Cognition.
In 2022, I am a tutor on a course in Medicine: Foundations of Learning, Communication and Teamwork.
I supervise several students from Psychology and Medicine who are undertaking empirical research as part of their undergradute, postgraduate and higher degree research programs.
I maintain my clinical skills as a sonographer working at the Sydney Adventist Hospital on a casual basis.
I am both a cognitive psychologist and a medical sonographer. My research interests lie in patient saftey, medical perception, specifically applied visual search, attentional processes, diagnostic error and the trajectory from competence to expertise. I have worked in the context of human factors especially with regards to the differences between novices and experts. I am also interested in the human factors impacted by the human/machine collaboration, such as vigilance and situation awareness.
I regularly present my research findings to external stakeholders and the health industry.
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 Nature Scientific Reports, Attention, Perception and Psychophysics, 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.
Cognitive Science, PhD, Macquarie University
13 Dec 2014 → 14 Sep 2017
Award Date: 28 Apr 2018
Medical Sonography, GradDipMedUS
Medical Radiation Science, BAppSc
Medical Sonographer, Sydney Adventist Hospital
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Thompson, B., Wiggins, M., Crane, M., Curby, K., Downey, G., Griffin, B., Kallen, R., Pearlman, K., Reichle, E., Rich, A., Richardson, M., Sutton, J., Taylor, M., Auton, J., Baird, A., Bicknell, K., Carrigan, A., Di Ieva, A., Garrido, W., Kangas, M., Olsen, K., Williams, M. & Yu, L.
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Carrigan, A. J., Charlton, A., Wiggins, M. W., Georgiou, A., Palmeri, T. & Curby, K. M., Jan 2022, In: Applied Ergonomics. 98, p. 1-10 10 p., 103590.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
Evaluation of short-listed PROMS for low back pain: a targeted review and assessment of psychometric propertiesEllis, L. A., Churruca, K. & Carrigan, A., Jun 2022, 25 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Commissioned report
Williams, L. H., Mills, M., Carrigan, A., Rich, A. N. & Drew, T., 4 Apr 2022, Medical Imaging 2022: image perception, observer performance, and technology assessment. Mello-Thoms, C. R. & Taylor-Phillips, S. (eds.). Bellingham, Washington: SPIE, p. 120350T-2-120350T-15 15 p. 120350T. (Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE; vol. 23, no. 51).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference proceeding contribution › peer-review
Carrigan, A., Roberts, N., Pomare, C., Mahmoud, Z., Clay-Williams, R., Hibbert, P. & Braithwaite, J., 2022.
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Carrigan, Ann (Recipient), 2015
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