Vincent McGovern Lecture by Dr Amanda Charlton

on Saturday 12:15 – 1:00 in the Plaza Auditorium

Title: Pattern recognition,  diagnostic reasoning and cognitive bias

Dr Amanda Charlton
BMedSci, MBChB (Otago), FRCPA, FIAC, PGCert Digital and Collaborative Learning, PGDipClinEd

LabPLUS, Department of Histopathology,
Auckland City Hospital, Te Toka Tumai, Auckland, Aotearoa, New Zealand

Consultant Pathologist, Auckland City Hospital, and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences at the University of Auckland.

Amanda is an anatomical pathologist, educator and researcher. She brings 20+ years of reporting and research experience from Melbourne, Sydney, Singapore, and NZ, to groups she collaborates with. Amanda has contributed to more than 40 peer-reviewed scientific publications, a WHO Classification of Tumours chapter,  and several RCPA structured reports for cancer. She has a Google Scholar h-index of 21, (Scopus 18). Amanda is known for her diverse cross disciplinary research collaborations in biomedical science including digital pathology and quantitative analysis, animal models, medical education, artificial intelligence, and cognitive psychology. Pathology specific research areas include GI, liver, skeletal muscle, paediatrics, and ophthalmic. To become a better educator, Amanda has investigated how human brains apply diagnostic reasoning to visual pattern recognition in histopathology. In 2016 Amanda managed a project to open access to all RCPA members to 1000+ ecases library for education. At the University of Auckland Amanda facilitates faculty development workshops in elearning technology and visual science communication. Outside the lab, Amanda is to be found growing native NZ trees, reducing predators, maintaining fencing and managing a deer herd on her small farm.