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Ms Kirstie Carrick

Program Convenor

School of Psychology (Aviation Management)

Career Summary


Professionally, Kirstie has worked as an Aviation Psychologist since 1983 when she joined the Commonwealth Department of Aviation (now, CASA) in the area of specialist staff selection and validation of Licensing Examinations. Kirstie has also worked as a Principal Research Officer (Human Factors) with the Federal Office of Road Safety, before taking up a Post-Graduate Research Fellowship (Human Factors) with the Department of Defence. This Fellowship involved working on cognitive aspects of visual displays for command and control systems, at the ANU in Canberra. Kirstie joined the Aviation Department at the University of Newcastle in 1993. Now in the School of Psychology, Kirstie is the Program Convenor for the Master of Aviation Management while also teaching into the Psychology undergraduate program. Kirstie is currently carrying out research towards a PhD and is a member of the Australian Association for Aviation Psychology, the Australian Psychological Society and the Ergonomics Society of Australia.

Research Expertise
- Psychology 


  • Master of Science, Australian National University
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Psychology), Australian National University


  • Human Factors
  • Organisational Psychology

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
090199 Aerospace Engineering not elsewhere classified 35
170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified 65

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Associate Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Psychology

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/03/1986 - 1/11/1986 Principal Research Officer Federal Office of Road Safety (now ATSB)
Research Section


Dates Title Organisation / Department
Member - Australian Psychological Society Australian Psychological Society

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/04/1983 - 1/03/1986 Psychologist Department of Aviation (now CASA)
Psychological Services Section, Management Division
1/01/1980 - 1/04/1983 Clerk Department of Social Security
Various sections in Department of Social Security


For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

Chapter (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2004 Carrick CE, Pfister P, Potter R, Ng R, 'Airport Signing: Movement Area Guidance Signs', The Human Factors of Transport Signs, CRC Press, Florida 95-114 (2004) [B1]

Journal article (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2006 Carrick CE, Indlekofer U R, 'Leadership and followership in aviation: Cross-organisational comparison of concepts in civilian and military multi-crew flight deck cultures', Journal of Human Factors and Aerospace Safety, 6 247-260 (2006)
2005 Indlekofer U, Carrick CE, 'Improvements in situational awareness for military fast jet pilots: Organisational and industrial framework', Human Factors and Aerospace Safety, 5 257-265 (2005) [C1]

Conference (8 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2010 Carrick CE, Bellman J, Pittman N, 'Airmanship and seamanship: Can one model encompass both professions?', Abstracts of the 27th International Congress of Applied Psychology (2010) [E3]
2010 Carrick CE, Chalmers KA, 'Airmanship: Voices from an on-line survey', Managing Safety - Maximising Performance: Symposium Proceedings (2010) [E1]
Co-authors Kerry Chalmers
2010 Carrick CE, Chalmers KA, 'Development of Airmanship', Managing Safety - Maximising Performance: Symposium Proceedings (2010) [E1]
Co-authors Kerry Chalmers
2009 Carrick CE, 'Human factors as a component of airmanship', Conference Proceedings of the 8th Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference (2009) [E3]
2006 Carrick CE, Nicholas CB, 'Understanding airport movement signs', Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium of the Australian Aviation Psychology Association (2006) [E3]
2003 Carrick CE, Ridhalgh LW, Scott SR, 'Performance effects of seat transition', CDROM (2003) [E2]
2003 Bevitt J, Carrick CE, 'Human factors training in Australia: The Australian practitioners' point of view', CDROM (2003) [E2]
2000 Carrick CE, 'Reflective journals in aviation coursework', CD-ROM (2000) [E3]
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions


Total current UON EFTSL


Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014 Masters Uncertain Outcomes: Traversing the Breach Between Innovation and Violation in Aviation Maintenance
M Philosophy (Psychology), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle

Ms Kirstie Carrick


Program Convenor
School of Psychology
Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Focus area

Aviation Management

Contact Details

Phone (02) 4921 7396
Mobile 0416810238
Fax (02) 4921 8742


Room AVG17
Building Aviation
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308