Adelaide Medical School
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Dr Michael Anthony Cvirn has a Doctor of Philosophy with a background in psychology demonstrating expertise in cognitive and neurobehavioural psychological science, in addition to physical activity, exercise, dehydration and sleep physiology. Skills include statistical proficiency in SPSS and Stata, experience with SAS and R. Private, industry, and government manuscript, literature review and report writing. Organising no, single and double-blind, randomised, controlled experimental designs from basic standard operating procedures and managing participants, colleagues and research assistants in challenging conditions. In addition to supporting research teams and major work operations located in sometimes challenging, rural and remote locations.
Dr Michael Cvirn has a strong background in psychology and mixed methods research including qualitative and quantitative research designs demonstrating expertise in cognitive and neurobehavioural psychological science, in addition to physical activity, exercise, dehydration and sleep physiology.
Date Position Institution name 2019 Grant funded researcher University of Adelaide 2013 - 2018 Research officer Central Queenslad University 2010 - 2019 Research Officer University of Adelaide 2009 - 2012 Research Assistant University of South Australia
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2009 Achievement University of South Australia Chancellor’s Letters of Commendation (2009) University of South Australia Australia — 2008 Award University Merit Award University of South Australia Australia —
Language Competency English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Date Institution name Country Title 2018 Central Queensland University Australia PhD 2009 - 2009 University of South Australia Australia Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) 2006 - 2008 University of South Australia Australia Bachelor of Psychology
Year Citation 2019 Cvirn, M., Dorrian, J., Smith, B., Vincent, G., Jay, S., Roach, G., . . . Ferguson, S. (2019). The effects of hydration on cognitive performance during a simulated wildfire suppression shift in temperate and hot conditions. Applied Ergonomics, 77, 9-15.
2017 Cvirn, M., Dorrian, J., Smith, B., Jay, S., Vincent, G., & Ferguson, S. (2017). The sleep architecture of Australian volunteer firefighters during a multi-day simulated wildfire suppression: Impact of sleep restriction and temperature. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 99(Pt B), 389-394.
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Year Citation 2015 Cvirn, M. A., Smith, B., Jay, S., Vincent, G., & Ferguson, S. (2015). The impact of temperature on the sleep characteristics of volunteer firefighters during a wildland fireground tour simulation. In 14th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Chronobiology conference proceedings (pp. 18-24). Melbourne, Australia. 2013 Armstrong, T., Cvirn, M., Ferguson, S., Christoforou, T., & Smith, B. (2013). Can Australian bush fire fighters accurately self-monitor their cognitive performance during a 3-day simulated fire-ground campaign. In Australasian Chronobiology Society (pp. 18-23). Adelaide. 2013 Christoforou, T., Cvirn, M., Ferguson, S., Armstrong, T., & Smith, B. (2013). The effect of sleep restriction and exposure to physical activity on the cognitive ability of volunteer firefighters across a 3-day simulated fire-ground tour. In Australasian Chronobiology Society. Adelaide. 2013 Smith, B., Cvirn, M., Jay, S., & Ferguson, S. (2013). Where there is smoke there’s fatigue: Evaluating the influence of occupational stressors on bush firefighter cognitive performance. In 21st International Symposium. Perth, Australia.
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