2019 CEPET Annual Workshop

2019 CEPET Annual Workshop

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Attention and Distraction in Expertise

The Centre for Elite Performance, Expertise, and Training (CEPET) hosted its third annual research workshop with nine invited special guest presentations from a range of disciplines.

The workshop was a free full-day event held between 9:00am-5:00pm on April 29. A free post-workshop ‘drinks and pizza’ networking event at Macquarie University’s UBar was held from 5:15-6:30pm.

This year's workshop focused on the theme of ‘Attention and Distraction in Expertise’ with three sessions:

  1. Attention and Distraction in Professional Contexts
  2. Attention and Distraction in Every Day Contexts
  3. Attention and Distraction in Performance Contexts

Program: Click here to download the workshop program.

Venue: Continuum Meeting Room, 75 Talavera Road, Macquarie Park, NSW 2113 (75TR 3114).

Travel: Click here to access information about getting to Macquarie University.

For more information, please contact CEPET Manager: Research and Engagement, Dr. Kirk Olsen (kirk.olsen@mq.edu.au).


2019 CEPET Annual Workshop at a Glance

Attention and Distraction in Professional Contexts

  • Attention and distraction in the emergency department: Impact on task errors. Johanna Westbrook, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University
  • Distraction in radiology: How is medical image interpretation affected by interruptions? Lauren Williams, Department of Psychology, University of Utah
  • Sustained attention and cue utilisation in industrial environments. Daniel Sturman, Department of Psychology, Macquarie University
  • The role of cue utilisation and adaptive expertise in pathology. Ann Carrigan, Department of Psychology, Macquarie University

Attention and Distraction in Every Day Contexts

  • Driver distraction: Some reflections on a path to understanding. Mike Regan, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNSW
  • Keeping your mind on the road. Julia Irwin, Department of Psychology, Macquarie University
  • The eyes don’t have it: How can understanding of attention translate into safer drivers? Steve Most, School of Psychology, UNSW

Attention and Distraction in Performance Contexts

  • Selective visual attention in sport: More than meets the eye. Job Fransen, Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney
  • The six notes: An attentional approach to musical skill acquisition and development. Phillip Slater, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney
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