A Conversation with Anna Carmichael
What is your current employment/career?
I am currently working as a clinical neuropsychology registrar at Alfred Health.
What do you like most about this position?
I like being part of team that specializes in the overlap between psychiatry, neurology, medicine and disability and applying my knowledge around neurodevelopment and neuropsychology to support young people and their families.
How did TAMUC prepare you for your current position?
The research apprenticeship was a highlight of my undergraduate education at A&M-Commerce. This was my first opportunity to apply the theoretical research skills I was learning in my other classes to gain real insight into the research/scientific process with the support of expert mentors. This research apprenticeship sparked my interest in neuropsychology/cognition and provided a solid foundation of skills that I’ve been able to draw upon and continue to develop throughout my career.
What advice do you have for students?
The breadth of classes and opportunities at A&M-Commerce provides a truly unique experience to learn about different disciplines within psychology and also develop sound critical thinking and research skills. My advice is to embrace the opportunity to take classes that expand and challenge your ways of thinking about the world, get involved with research, and learn about the (exciting!) breadth of careers you can pursue from an undergraduate psychology degree.
- Ph.D., Clinical Neuropsychology, Monash University (Australia), 2019
- MA, Psychology, Brandeis University, 2014
- BA, Psychology and Sociology, Texas A&M University-Commerce, 2012