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Cara is originally from Mid West America but has enjoyed worked in both USA and Australia over the last 10+ years. Her academic background focuses on cognitive psychology and human factors, completing her PhD at the University of Queensland (St Lucia) where she was a IPRS scholarship recipient. Her strengths are in applying human-centred design methodologies for purposes of development, evaluation and performance benchmarking. Qualifications include formal training in human factors, applying User Experience (UX) research techniques within industry settings, and executing research programs in areas that include remote collaboration, critical care, first generation interfaces, and workforce productivity.

Achievements and Awards

  • 2009-2012

    International Postgraduate Research Scholarship
    The University of Queensland

Academic Qualifications

  • 2014

    Doctorate of Philosophy
    The University of Queensland

  • 2005

    Masters, Human Factors Psychology
    George Mason University (Virginia, USA)

Professional Experiences

  • 2015-2017

    Product Designer
    Monsanto Corporation

  • 2009-2012

    Postgraduate Researcher, School of Psychology
    The University of Queensland

  • 2008-2008

    Usability Engineer
    Microsoft Corporation

  • 2005-2007

    Research Scientist