About me

I am a radiologist (medical specialist) in South Australia, but mostly I research medical AI as a Senior Research Fellow at the Australian Institute for Machine Learning at the University of Adelaide.

My research explores the intersection of computer science and clinical medical practice with a particular focus on medical AI safety: how can we know, prior to deploying machine learning models into clinics, that they will perform as expected and not cause harm? This work touches on many areas, including model robustness and generalisation, evaluations and AI audits, fairness, ethics, and human factors.

I am supervising students as well, with several PhDs and postdocs working with me on various medical AI projects. As a supervisor I pride myself on actively working to create an inclusive and welcoming learning environment, and I strongly advocate for and support prioritising diversity within our group and the Institute when considering applicants.  I myself am a transgender woman, and I know how important visible representation was for me when I was starting out in academia.

I tend to publicise upcoming positions here and on my Twitter (@drlaurenor), so keep an eye out if you are interested in joining us.

I enjoy exploring MOOCs (massive open online courses) on a variety of topics, and you can find reviews of some of these in the “MOOCs” section. You can also read some of my thoughts about MOOCs on my blog.