Robab Abdolkhani

Passionate advocate for health informatics especially in mHealth and connected health research.

I obtained my bachelor’s degree in medical record administration in 2011 and a master’s degree in health IT in 2013, both in my home country, Iran. In early 2017 I started my PhD in health informatics at Health and Biomedical Informatics Centre (HaBIC) at the University of Melbourne. Plus, I am a fellowship by training candidate in the Australasian College of Health Informatics (ACHI).

During my bachelor and masters, I was involved in several health IT projects on a range of topics including health technology assessment, mHealth specially in diabetes and sports medicine, diabetes management systems, and telenursing. I had a two-year academic career after my master’s graduation in 2014-2016.

For my PhD, I combined my study experience in HIM and research expertise in mHealth to create new knowledge in this area. My PhD explores patient-generated data quality management when patients collect these data from connected health tools such as wearables in remote monitoring programs. Likewise, my research interest covers a range of areas such as health data analytics, personalised medicine, UX, and HCI.

I have so far received several awards for my professional development. I am widely recognised among my family, friends, and colleges for my exclusive skill… strong problem solver!

Role

PhD student

Employer

University of Melbourne

Favourite things

Fresh flowers, travel, volleyball

I’m passionate about

Future of health informatics, sharing skills, research, teaching, Family and friends