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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.


Research interests

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. 


Community engagement

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 PsychophysicsApplied 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

Award Date: 28 Apr 2018

Psychology, BScPyschHons

Medical Sonography, GradDipMedUS

Medical Radiation Science, BAppSc

External positions

Medical Sonographer, Sydney Adventist Hospital


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