Susy M. Harrigan
Susy M. Harrigan has worked at the Orygen Research Centre at The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, as a Statistician for the past 18 years, with extensive experience in first-episode psychosis and psychogeriatric research. Her considerable statistical skills and demonstrated research ability are evidenced by over 60 peer reviewed research publications. She has a first author paper appearing in Psychological Medicine, a prestigious international journal. This publication has been cited 130 times. Her coauthored publications are in top-ranking journals including Archives of General Psychiatry, Schizophrenia Bulletin, Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, British Journal of Psychiatry and Psychological Medicine. Her research is highly cited, with over 2000 citations on the Scopus database (Elsevier) and an h index of 23. Harrigan has extensive experience in the design and analysis of RCTs in a variety of settings. Her work includes psychotherapeutic and pharmaceutical trials, in addition to public health interventions. In addition to her extensive knowledge of RCT methodology, Harrigan has developed substantial expertise in the application of a wide range of statistical techniques. She has a Masters degree in applied statistics and is nearing completion of her Ph.D. thesis, in which she has employed techniques at the cutting edge of psychosis research. Her extensive experience in analysing psychiatric data has been enhanced by advanced training undertaken at regional and international forums, including structural equation modeling, advanced regression modeling and multilevel modeling, amongst others. Harrigan has specific expertise in the investigation of the relationship between duration of untreated psychosis and outcome in early psychosis, with several peer-reviewed publications and one book chapter on this topic. She was awarded a prize for her work at an international conference.
Biography Updated on 29 December 2011