Speakers

Keynote speakers

Lucien Engelen

Lucien Engelen Netherlands Flag

CEO Transform health, Global Strategist Digital Health @Centre for the Edge, Deloitte, Faculty Singularity University Exponential Medicine

Transform.Health

Bio
We are in the midst of a digital transformation across society that brings opportunities and challenges. What used to work isn’t good enough anymore in a world that is increasingly becoming digital. Through his small company Transform.Health as a vehicle, he operates at the intersection of Innovation & Strategy for executive boards, governments, corporates, and professionals including his role as Edge Fellow for the Deloitte Center for the Edge and Singularity University in Silicon Valley in the Netherlands as well as currently in the Nordics. His modus operandi is always challenging, sometimes provocative but always techno-realistic. His goal is to prepare for a soft landing into the future, meanwhile creating sustainable global health(care) for all. It is at the intersection of technology and (digital) patient empowerment where he feel most at home. As the former-founding director of the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre REshape Center and advisor to the Board of Directors (2010-2018) and his prior experience in healthcare brought him on the forefront of health(care) innovation for the past 3 decades. As one of the 105 initial LinkedIn Influencers over 800,000 people follow his blog, and his latest book describes what dramatic change is ahead for health and healthcare.
Dr Margaret Kennedy

Dr Margaret Kennedy Canadian Flag

Chief Nursing Informatics Officer and Managing Partner

Gevity Consulting Inc.

Bio
Dr Kennedy is Managing Partner for Gevity’s Clinical Informatics Practice, a Canadian informatics and management consulting company based in Vancouver. Leveraging 30 years’ experience in leadership roles across the healthcare continuum, Margie enables systems transformation to support optimal health outcomes and quality clinical practice.

An industry leader, Margie contributes to peer reviewed journals, is co-editor of Introduction to Nursing Informatics (4th ed), serves on multiple Canadian and international informatics committees, as well as various editorial boards. She continues to teach at the post graduate level and in a variety of industry certification programs.

Margie holds a PhD in Nursing from the University of South Australia, a Master of Nursing from Dalhousie University (Canada), a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from St. Francis Xavier University (Canada), and a Post Graduate Certificate in Standards for Health Informatics from the University of Sherbrooke (Canada).

Nnamdi Oranye

Nnamdi Oranye South African Flag

Founder

The Disrupting Africa Encyclopedia

Bio
Nnamdi Oranye is the author of Disrupting Africa: The Rise and Rise of African Innovation and Taking On Silicon Valley: How Africa’s Innovators will change its future. He has been named one of the 100 Most Influential People of African Descent, an initiative by the United Nations. He has explored how African Innovation truly has the potential to change the African narrative, as well as global and pan-African trends shaping the landscape in Africa. More recently he has begun to explore the overlap between Social Sciences, particularly Anthropology and the rise of African technology, arguing that we may have underestimated the value of African Innovation. He is also the founder of the Disrupting Africa Encyclopedia, an online platform dedicated to identifying the 30 million Africans who can change the narrative and legacy of Africa. He is a writer for CNBC Africa, focusing on the social and technological trends in African Innovation.
Maureen Perrin

Maureen Perrin Canadian Flag

Public Health Epidemiologist

Bio

Maureen Perrin is an epidemiologist with more than 15 years of experience in transforming data from paper reports into integrated digital information, Maureen focuses on creating a world where evidence informs decisions and drives the actions required to improve health.

From working with clients to develop strategic plans to ensuring program solutions are effectively and efficiently implemented, Maureen combines her deep knowledge of public health with informatics and business methodologies to deliver results.

Maureen has an MSc in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Chris McCarthy

Chris McCarthy USA Flag

Vice President, Strategy & Design

Hopelab

Bio
Chris McCarthy is the VP of Strategy & Design at Hopelab and the Executive Director and Founder of the Innovation Learning Network. At Hopelab his main focus is at the intersection of design and science in service of young people’s health. Currently, he is guiding work with young cancer survivors, young moms, and college students experiencing loneliness. In his previous role at Kaiser Permanente’s Innovation Consultancy, he tackled safer medication administration for patients, more robust shift changes for nurses, exploring the social space of elders, and the care experience of transgender people. His work has been featured with CNN (Dec 2017), Harvard Business Review (Sept 2010), Bisognano’s Pursuing the Triple Aim (2012), FastCompany, the New York Times and many more. As an author, he collaborated with Lyle Berkowitz, MD on Innovation with Information Technologies in Healthcare (2012). You can find his quirky design blog at McCarthyChris.com. He was named a 2015 H.I.T. Innovator and the 2011 Ellerbe Becket Lecturer. And he is an international speaker on innovation and design. Chris has a master’s in business administration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute / Copenhagen Business School, and a master’s in public health in Health Policy from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. In his spare time, he obsesses about fitness, musicals, and skiing through the trees.
Dr Ruth Mitchell

Dr Ruth Mitchell

Neurosurgeon & Nobel Laureate

Royal Melbourne Hospital

Nobel Peace Prize winner Nobel Peace Prize winner

Bio
Dr Ruth Mitchell is a final year Neurosurgery Registrar currently working at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne. She is also a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne Department of Surgery and Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, investigating the structure of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) in high grade brain tumours. She holds a grant from the Brain Foundation. Ruth previously chaired the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Trainees’ Association through a period of unprecedented introspection and change in the surgical profession and is the 2019 John Corboy medallist.

She is passionate about diversity, inclusion, and full participation of women and other underrepresented communities in surgery and in science, and dreams of a day both professions are as diverse as the communities they serve. Ruth is currently chair of the Australian board of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, which won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize, and which she helped start as a medical student. She believes in the power of the medical profession to bring about great change in the biggest issues of our time. She has addressed the United Nations and made the president of India laugh, but she’s never spoken to a room full of health informatics experts, and she’s extremely excited to be invited.

Ben Hanna

Ben Hanna

Director of Business Development ANZ

Soul Machines

Bio
Starting his career in high tech 18 years ago Ben has launched start-ups & new innovative products in NZ, Australia and the USA. Recently Ben’s lead enterprise development teams at global companies such as Dell EMC and been responsible for delivering rapid enterprise growth for big data company Domo in the Australian and NZ markets.

Ben currently leads growth and business development for Soul Machines, a ground-breaking high-tech company of AI researchers, neuroscientists, psychologists, artists and innovative thinkers who are re-imagining how we connect with machines.

Prof Liz Kenny AO

Prof Liz Kenny AO

Chair, Artificial Intelligence Working Group

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR)

Bio
Prof Liz Kenny AO is a Senior Radiation Oncologist at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. Liz has served as the Dean of the Faculty of Radiation Oncology for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists and the President of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists. Liz has been awarded Honorary Memberships of the European Society of Radiology and the Radiological Society of North America, Honorary Fellowships of the American College of Radiology, British Institute of Radiology and the Royal College of Radiologists and a Distinguished Fellowship of the Cardiovascular and Interventional Society of Europe. Liz chairs the RANZCR Artificial Intelligence Working Group.
Tim Kelsey

Tim Kelsey

Chief Executive Officer

Australian Digital Health Agency

Bio
Tim Kelsey is Chief Executive of the Australian Digital Health Agency which is responsible for all national digital health services and systems, with a focus on engagement, innovation and clinical quality and safety. He was formerly National Director for Patients and Information in NHS England – a role which combined the functions of chief technology and information officer with responsibility for patient and public participation. He took up the post in 2012 after serving as the British governments first Executive Director of Transparency and Open Data. He was also National Information Director for health and care in England and Chair of the National Information Board which advises the Secretary of State on national priorities for data and technology.

Tim is a leading advocate of a popular knowledge revolution in health and care and, in 2000, was co-founder of Dr Foster, a company which pioneered publication of patient outcomes in healthcare. He is also an internationally regarded expert in digital transformation of the customer experience in healthcare. In 2007, he launched NHS Choices, the national online health information service which now reports around 40 million users per month. In 2014 Tim was named one of the 500 most influential people in the UK by The Sunday Times.

Before Dr Foster, Tim was a national newspaper journalist and a television reporter. He worked for the Independent and the Sunday Times, as well as Channel 4 and the BBC. He is co-author with Roger Taylor of Transparency and the Open Society which was published by Policy Press and the University of Chicago in 2016.

Tim is visiting professor in the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London.

A/Prof Luke Burchill

A/Prof Luke Burchill

University of Melbourne, Department of Medicine

Royal Melbourne Hospital

Bio
I am Australia’s first Aboriginal cardiologist and a proud member of the Yorta Yorta and Dja Dja Wurrung nations. I am equally proud of my father’s English heritage. As a clinician-researcher it is my patients’ stories that inspire me to do what I do. My clinical work and research is focused on improving health outcomes across the spectrum of cardiac disease. My research and clinical leadership in the fields of adult congenital heart disease, cardiac disease in pregnancy and heart failure is recognised locally and internationally. I believe new approaches are needed to meet patients where they are. With >40 scientific publications that span from bench to bedside to the wider community I am ready to lead Australia’s fight against cardiovascular disease – the number one cause of death and disability globally and the leading contributor to the gap in health disparities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. Today I work as a clinical cardiologist at The Royal Melbourne Hospital and as a clinician-researcher at the University of Melbourne. I currently Chair the Royal Australian College of Physicians Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health Committee and am also Chair of the Indigenous committee of the Melbourne Academic Center for Health. I am also an innovator and entrepreneur leading the development of Braveheart, a novel patient-centred digital healthcare platform.
Neville Board

Neville Board

Chief Digital Health Officer

Department of Health and Human Services

Bio
Mr Board is Victoria’s Chief Digital Health Officer and heads the Digital Health Branch. The Branch conducts health sector planning and assurance. The Branch is developing unique identification across Victorian health services, and is connecting health services to the My Health Record system. The Branch also leads the Victorian health service cyber security and ICT operational assurance programs. Prior to coming to Victoria in 2018, Mr Board headed the eHealth and Medication Safety program at the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care. His team conducted clinical safety assurance of the My Health Record, and developed three editions of the national guide to safe implementation of electronic medication management (EMM). He also convened the WHO clinical practice working group for the Globa Patient Safety Challenge Medication without Harm. Mr Board is a registered nurse and has worked in clinical, management, and informatics roles, including six years managing leprosy and primary care programs in the Brazilian Amazon. He implemented radiotherapy information systems and Area-based clinical cancer registries in NSW, and has published on hospital in the home, use of data in health care, short stay surgery and post-acute care.
Susan Anderson

Susan Anderson

Deputy CEO

Beyond Blue

Bio
Susan Anderson is Deputy CEO of Beyond Blue. She oversees a range of program areas including suicide prevention, community support services, digital and telehealth, peer programs and service innovation. Previously Susan has held senior management roles across a range of industries in injury management, workplace mental health and leadership. Susan has an MBA and is a Registered Psychologist. She is an adjunct faculty member of the University of New South Wales, Australian Graduate School of Management and was also a member of the Australian Institute of Management (AIM) Academic Board from 2010 – 2013. Susan holds a Masters of Business Administration Exec, a Graduate Diploma of Applied Psychology, a Bachelor of Education and is an Australian Institute of Company Directors graduate.
Prof Enrico Coiera

Prof Enrico Coiera

Director, Centre for Health Informatics

Macquarie University

Bio
Professor Coiera is Foundation Professor in Medical Informatics at Macquarie University, and Director of the Centre for Health Informatics, a group he co-founded in 2000 and is also Director, NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in eHealth. Trained in medicine and with a computer science PhD in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Coiera has a research background in both industry and academia. Coiera has won a number of prestigious awards including the 2015 International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) François Grémy Award for Excellence. He was elected Foundation Fellow and first President of the Australian College of Health Informatics, is a foundation member of the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics, an International Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics, and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sceinces.
Rachel Bessell

Rachel Bessell

Senior Researcher

Country Fire Authority

Bio
Rachel Bessell is a Senior Researcher at the Victorian Country Fire Authority and has 15 years of experience in fire and emergency management, having worked in the Australian Capital Territory, Victoria, Queensland and abroad in Timor-Leste. She is passionate about ensuring evidence-based decision making is integrated into fire fighting operations. Her key research outputs include: improved understanding of grassland fuels and fire behaviour, crew protection system validation and integration of remote sensing techniques into operations. Rachel has a BSci(Hons) from the Australian National University, and was awarded the Howlett Honours Prize for outstanding achievement in geography.
Dr Elizabeth Deveny

Dr Elizabeth Deveny

Chair

Australian Digital Health Agency

Bio
Dr Elizabeth Deveny is currently the CEO of South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network (SEMPHN). In this role Elizabeth leads primary health care reform and commissioning programs over a diverse catchment of 1.5 million Victorians. SEMPHN’s work covers a range of key health domains including chronic disease management, mental health, alcohol and other drug services, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. She has a long term interest in digital health from playing Pong on the family Commodore 64 to a PhD focused on the impact on computing on general practice decision-making and currently funds innovative digital solutions to primary health care challenges.

Before her appointment at SEMPHN, Elizabeth was Chief Executive of Bayside Medicare Local (BML) from its formation in 2012. Amongst her other current appointments she chairs the Southern Metropolitan Partnership which brings community, industry and local government together to provide the Victorian government advice about regional priorities and is a member of the Metropolitan Development Advisory Panel. Dr Deveny is also currently Chair of the Australian Digital Health Agency Board’s Privacy and Security Advisory Committee (PSAC).

Elizabeth is an experienced and well-respected senior executive with a strong commitment to providing sustainable health outcomes for all Australians. She holds a Master’s degree in vocational health education and a PhD in Medicine (clinical decision making), both from Melbourne University.

Gillian Mason

Gillian Mason

Consumer, Physiotherapist, Researcher

University of Newcastle

Bio
Gillian Mason is a person with heaps of time-consuming medical appointments, is disabled, chronically ill, a physiotherapist and rehabilitation researcher. At Hunter Medical Research Institute, for the University of Newcastle, she manages the Priority Research Centre for Stroke and Brain Injury’s Stroke Research Register, and its consumer engagement and communication strategy. She is a science communicator for the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Stroke Rehabilitation and Brain Repair. As a clinical research assistant for the Centre for Rehab Innovations, her focus is on innovating solutions for delivering individualised rehabilitation in the home and community setting. Living with multiple chronic illnesses, she has gained insight into and lost patience with inflexible healthcare. Without radical change, the way healthcare is delivered in Australia will continue to both restrict people with chronic illness from accessing healthcare itself, by design, and limit the time, energy and cash left over for participation in employment and society more broadly. Gillian is busy overcoming her own learned ableism to properly value and leverage her lived experience expertise as an advocate for meaningful consumer involvement in health and medical research.
Matiu Bush

Matiu Bush

Deputy Director of the Health Transformation Lab

RMIT University

Bio
Matiu founded One Good Street, a social networking platform to encourage neighbour initiated care for older residents at risk of social isolation and loneliness. Matiu is Senior Strategist Business Innovation at Bolton Clarke, driving innovation and creativity in the aged and community sector. Matiu has a Master’s degree in Public Health and broad clinical and managerial nursing experience, including working in Tijuana, Mexico with Nobel Prize Laureate Mother Teresa in international border aid, and as an emergency, oncology, intensive care nurse and is a sexual health Nurse Practitioner. Matiu contributes to health system innovation through involvement with Better Care Victoria as a board member and the Emerging Leaders Clinical Advisory Committee. Matiu is a Rotarian and a member of the Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA) and mentors the next generation of undergraduate and postgraduate science students through the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health Mentoring Program.

Grahame Grieve

Grahame Grieve

Principal

Health Intersections

Bio
Grahame Grieve consults to national programs, vendor consortiums, individual vendors, and standards bodies about healthcare data exchange. He is the project lead and product director for FHIR, an HL7 Standard; co-chair of Modeling and Methodology Work Group at HL7; a member of HL7 Australia Technical Steering committee and the national Subject Matter Expert for clinical data exchange for the Australian National Health Record Program (ADHA).
Jenny Brockie

Jenny Brockie

Host

SBS Insight

Bio
Jenny Brockie is one of Australia’s most respected journalists, renowned for her skill and fairness. She brings warmth, humour and a forensic attention to detail to SBS Insight which she joined in 2001. A Walkley Award winner, she has also received eight United Nations Association Media Peace Awards two AFI awards, a Logie and a Human Rights Award for her work on the program.

Prof Meredith Makeham

Prof Meredith Makeham

Chief Medical Advisor

Australian Digital Health Agency

Bio
Professor Makeham leads the development of initiatives to ensure that digital health technology in Australia is designed, built and evaluated in close collaboration with the research community, so that the foundations of digital health in Australia incorporate the best available evidence and are maintained on the cutting edge of discovery in Australia and internationally. She is a member of the Australian Digital Health Agency’s executive leadership team, providing advice on patient safety, clinical governance, risk management, digital health and safety research, and the delivery of primary care services. A leading patient safety advocate and researcher in digital health and safety in Primary Care, Professor Makeham has been involved with numerous national and international research collaborations in these areas. As an expert member of the Clinical Safety Oversight Committee for the My Health Record system and the Clinical Governance Advisory Group for the Commonwealth Department of Health, she has been involved with the clinical governance and safety oversight of the My Health Record system since it commenced operation. She has also been a Patient Safety Adviser for the Australian Commission for Safety and Quality in Healthcare for a number of years.
Uschi Schreiber AM

Uschi Schreiber AM

EY Fellow for the Digital Society and Innovation

EY

Bio
Uschi Schreiber AM is widely recognised as a transformational leader with extensive experience in driving change and creating value across large, complex organisations. She is a former Director-General of Health and has spent the last five years working globally on innovation and digital transformation issues across a wide range of industries. Uschi is the founder of EY’s Innovation Realized, an annual, global CEO forum on emerging technology issues; the creator of the Worldwide Women Public Sector Leaders’ Network; a previous member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Future of Government, and an advisor to the Women in Political Leadership Global Forum. Uschi has just returned to live in Australia after being based in New York and Hong Kong for the last 8 years. She is the EY Fellow of Digital Society and Innovation and works across a portfolio of board and consulting roles.
Dr Kudzai Kanhutu

Dr Kudzai Kanhutu

Chair, HIC 2019, & Infectious Diseases Physician

The Royal Melbourne Hospital

Bio
Dr Kudzai Kanhutu is an infectious diseases physician and current Refugee Health Fellow at Royal Melbourne Hospital. The Refugee Health Program is funded by the State Government and coordinated in collaboration with the Victorian Refugee Health Network. Having lived in Dubbo, Sydney, Melbourne and Zimbabwe she is familiar with working with patients across geographic, political and cultural divides.
Dr David Hansen

Dr David Hansen

CEO

Australian e-Health Research Centre

Bio
David has been a HISA member for over 15 years and is the current Chair of the HISA Board. Australian healthcare needs to embrace digital solutions to continue to offer our people the high standard of care that they currently receive and to address inequalities in our system, especially for our Indigenous people. David sees HISA playing a vital role in this transition by being Australia’s Digital Health Community, bringing the community together to learn, advocate and enable the transition a fully digitally enabled healthcare system. David is keen to continue to work with HISA members to meet this challenge. In his ‘day job’ David is CEO of the Australian e-Health Research Centre, CSIRO’s e-Health Research Program, leading 80 CSIRO scientists and engineers in e-Health research and implementation projects around Australia.
Angela Ryan

Angela Ryan

Chief Clinical Information Officer, President

Australian Digital Health Agency, Australasian College of Health Informatics

Bio
Angela is the Australian Digital Health Agency’s Chief Clinical Information Officer, and has over 30 years’ experience in hospitals and public sector organisations, including more than 14 years’ experience as a registered nurse, primarily in paediatric and adult intensive care. She is also a credentialed Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Informatics (ACHI) and was recently elected President of the ACHI Council.

In 2017, Angela was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to study methods to prevent patient harm through national digital health safety governance and have been traveling in the UK, USA and Canada to research what these countries have been doing to ensure patient safety is paramount.

Dr Louise Schaper

Dr Louise Schaper

CEO

HISA

Bio
Dr Louise Schaper is an innovator and a change agent who doesn’t sit still and whose passion and enthusiasm for health informatics is shaping a new future for HISA. Her appointment as CEO came on the back of 10 years of experience in, and applied passion for, health informatics. With a background as an occupational therapist and a PhD on technology acceptance amongst healthcare professionals, Louise is a world leader in allied health informatics and is intimately connected to Australia’s substantial health reform efforts, where e-health is a key enabler to achieving high quality, safe, sustainable and patient-centred care. In addition to her leadership of HISA, Louise was on the Advisory Board for Stanford Medicine X 2013 conference, has been part of NEHTA’s Clinical Leads team and previously chaired the E-Health International Advisory Group of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.
Michael Walsh

Michael Walsh

Director-General

Queensland Health

Bio
Michael has been the Director-General of Queensland Health since July 2015. Queensland Health employs approximately 90,000 people and provides a public health and hospital system for nearly five million people. Michael was chair of the Australian Health Ministers Advisory Council (AHMAC) providing advice to the COAG Health Council from 2016 to 2018, and is on the Board of the Australian Digital Health Agency which is responsible for the My Health Record. Michael is also on the Board of Brisbane Diamantina Health Partners, an NHMRC accredited Advanced Health Research and Translation Centre.

Over the past 17 years, Michael has held senior executive positions in New South Wales and Queensland. Michael has worked as Chief Executive HealthShare NSW and was the inaugural Chief Executive of eHealth NSW. In Queensland, Michael has worked in both social and economic portfolios at the Deputy Director-General level including health, education and infrastructure.

Michael has also worked in the private sector including as a principal with PwC. Michael holds a Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in psychology, Bachelor of Science in human movement and Bachelor of Education.

Michael has a passion for organisational excellence and leading value-based teams achieving outcomes that improve the lives of all Australians.

Adj/Prof Shelley Nowlan

Adj/Prof Shelley Nowlan

Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer

Queensland Health

Bio
Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer Shelley Nowlan provides overall professional and industry advice for nursing and midwifery matters across Queensland. This includes leading, advocating and supporting nurses and midwives to provide quality, safe care for Queensland communities through policy, direction and regulation. Shelley has over 30 years’ experience in healthcare, including 17 years’ experience in a range of metropolitan, regional and rural public sector executive clinical and health administrative leadership roles at a strategic and operational level.

She is a people-orientated executive leader with experience in contemporary healthcare systems including clinical innovation, leadership development, strategic planning, change management, policy development at state level, research, clinical practice and workforce development.

Shelley’s leadership has helped achieve practical outcomes within the nursing profession and as well as clinical care re-design programs and has led to success in developing and leading statewide and district clinical leadership programs.

Shelley has had significant experience in both capital works programs and commissioning of health services along with the development and implementation of patient models of care and care innovations. Her experience within the nursing profession extends nationally and internationally.

A/Prof Elif Ekinci

A/Prof Elif Ekinci

Director Diabetes

Austin Health

Bio
Associate Professor Elif Ekinci is an academic endocrinologist who is working to translate research into improved outcomes for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. She is the Sir Edward “Weary” Dunlop Medical Research Foundation Principal Research Fellow in Metabolic Medicine at The University of Melbourne, Department of Medicine, Austin Health. She is also the Director of Diabetes at Austin Health, a large tertiary referral centre affiliated with the University of Melbourne, where she co-ordinates the clinical care of inpatients and outpatients with diabetes. She heads diabetes and obesity clinical trials at Austin Health where she is the chief investigator in numerous studies, aiming to improve clinical practice and health outcomes. A/Prof Ekinci has 80 publications in the leading diabetes and metabolism journals and has co-authored more than 100 abstracts at various national and international meetings. She supervises PhD students and MDRP students and has obtained a total of over $4 million of research funding along with her colleagues, including funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council.
Tom Skotnicki

Tom Skotnicki

Health Consultant

Landed Publishing and Consumer

Bio
Tom Skotnicki held news and business editor positions with the Herald and Weekly Times before becoming New York Bureau Chief for News Limited in the late 90s. On returning to Australia he worked for both Fairfax and Murdoch in the Parliamentary Press Gallery before establishing a political and communications consultancy. His firm was for two years the chief external communications consultancy for NEHTA and he has since worked extensively with various health organisations including the RACGP. In recent years he had to overcome serious health issues after being diagnosed with liver cancer which was thought to be untreatable. He confounded the odds when in 2017 he received a liver transplant at the Austin Hospital. He offers a perspective on e-health that draws on his experience working with leading health policy makers and his experiences as a survivor.
Tim Wells

Tim Wells

Commander

Country Fire Authority

Bio
Tim Wells is a Commander at the Victorian Country Fire Authority. He has spent the last 25 years working in Victoria as a firefighter. He started his fire management journey as a seasonal firefighter with Victorian Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Since 2001 he has worked for the Country Fire Authority. While he has held various fire and emergency management roles, his focus has been predominantly on bushfire readiness and response. For the last 10 years Tim has worked as a Fire Behaviour Analyst, trying to understand and communicate when, where and how bushfires will spread. Tim’s Fire Behaviour Analyst work has taken him to every Australian state, Canada and the United States of America. He is passionate about helping people understand what it means to live in a fire-prone landscape.

Academic/Scientific

Sami Alkhatib

Sami Alkhatib

University of Melbourne

Award finalist

Dr Helen Almond

Dr Helen Almond

Swinburne University of Technology

Dr Alline Beleigoli

Dr Alline Beleigoli

Flinders University

A/Prof Kerryn Butler-Henderson

A/Prof Kerryn Butler-Henderson

University of Tasmania

Award finalist

Dawn Choo

Dawn Choo

The Hearing CRC & The University of Melbourne

Dr Jaime A. Garcia

Dr Jaime A. Garcia

University of Technology Sydney

Award finalist

Dr Valerie Gay

Dr Valerie Gay

University of Technology Sydney

Dr Dominique Gorse

Dr Dominique Gorse

QFAB Bioinformatics

Award finalist

Jai Gupta

Jai Gupta

University of Sydney

Dr David Ireland

Dr David Ireland

Australian e-Health Research Centre

Award finalist

Timothy	Kariotis

Timothy Kariotis

University of Melbourne

Award finalist

Atlarelang Basetsana Kesiilwe

Atlarelang Basetsana Kesiilwe

University of Melbourne

Award finalist

Dr Urooj Raza Khan

Dr Urooj Raza Khan

Charles Sturt University

Dr Hadi Akbarzadeh Khorshidi

Dr Hadi Akbarzadeh Khorshidi

University of Melbourne

Dr Carey Mather

Dr Carey Mather

University of Tasmania

Swetha Nagapuri

Swetha Nagapuri

Flinders University

Dr Hoa Ngo

Dr Hoa Ngo

Australian E-health Research Centre, CSIRO

Dr Patrick Pang

Dr Patrick Pang

University of Melbourne

Award finalist

Dr Daniel Peyton

Dr Daniel Peyton

Murdoch Children's Research Institute

Award finalist

Dr Hamza Sellak

Dr Hamza Sellak

CSIRO's Data61

Prof Tim Shaw

Prof Tim Shaw

The University of Sydney

Marianne St Clair

Marianne St Clair

Northern Institute

Award finalist

Leanna Woods

Leanna Woods

University of Tasmania

Clinical & Industry

Dr Mirza Mansoor Baig

Dr Mirza Mansoor Baig

Orion Health

Annette Barfett

Annette Barfett

Alfred Health

Dr Katja Beitat

Dr Katja Beitat

Clinivid By Health Care Innovate

Kate Birch

Kate Birch

Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance

Peter Blewitt

Peter Blewitt

Peninsula Health

Dr Dana Bradford

Dr Dana Bradford

CSIRO

Matiu Bush

Matiu Bush

Bolton Clarke

Award finalist

Dr Tina Campbell

Dr Tina Campbell

Healthily

Steve Badham

Steve Badham

eHealth NSW

Shaila Chavan

Shaila Chavan

Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society

Dr Daryl Cheng

Dr Daryl Cheng

Royal Children's Hospital

Award finalist

Dr Ian Chuang

Dr Ian Chuang

Elsevier

Adam Clark

Adam Clark

Ernst & Young (EY)

Award finalist

Emma Collins

Emma Collins

Otago Polytechnic

Dr Simone Darling

Dr Simone Darling

Murdoch Children's Research Institute

Helen Dowling

Helen Dowling

Australian Commission on Safety & Quality in Health Care

Award finalist

Mike Ebinum

Mike Ebinum

Sheda

Alexandra Ehrlich

Alexandra Ehrlich

Oracle Health Sciences

Award finalist

Dr Tim Fazio

Dr Tim Fazio

Melbourne Health

Mary Fien

Mary Fien

eHealth NSW

Rebecca Gallagher

Rebecca Gallagher

Karitane

Award finalist

Robert Geschke

Robert Geschke

Deep 6 AI

Seven Guney

Seven Guney

Northern Sydney Local Health District

Dr Rahul Gupta

Dr Rahul Gupta

Hunter New England Mental Health Service

Dr James Haridy

Dr James Haridy

University of Melbourne

Dr Hamed Hassanzadeh

Dr Hamed Hassanzadeh

Australian E-health Research Centre, CSIRO

Louise Hayes

Louise Hayes

Queensland Health

Dr Victoria Heaton

Dr Victoria Heaton

The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne

Dr Kylie Henderson

Dr Kylie Henderson

The Better Health Generation

Award finalist

Claire Holt

Claire Holt

Portland District Health

Dr Alejandro Metke Jimenez

Dr Alejandro Metke Jimenez

CSIRO

Dr Joel Diamond

Dr Joel Diamond

2bprecise

Chris Kearney

Chris Kearney

University of Melbourne

Dr Sankalp Khanna

Dr Sankalp Khanna

Australian E-health Research Centre, CSIRO

Dr Bevan Koopman

Dr Bevan Koopman

CSIRO

Dr Joanna Lawrence

Dr Joanna Lawrence

Royal Children's Hospital

Gavin Meredith

Gavin Meredith

Novari Health

Allan Nash

Allan Nash

NPS MedicineWise

Kate Oliver

Kate Oliver

Australian Commission on Safety & Quality in Health Care

Jacinta Opie

Jacinta Opie

Monash University

David Paré

David Paré

DXC Technology

John Pearson

John Pearson

QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute

Laura Pietromica

Laura Pietromica

Hyland Software Inc.

Prof Malcolm Pradhan

Prof Malcolm Pradhan

Alcidion Corporation

Award finalist

Steve Reinecke

Steve Reinecke

Proximity Systems

Award finalist

Dr Grant Rogers

Dr Grant Rogers

eHealth NSW

Dr Kevin Ross

Dr Kevin Ross

Precision Driven Health

Dr Benjamin Schmitt

Dr Benjamin Schmitt

Siemens Healthcare Pty Ltd

Prof Mike South

Prof Mike South

Royal Children's Hospital

Award finalist

Anna Spyker

Anna Spyker

Orion Health

James Tan

James Tan

Hong Kong Hospital Authority

Dr Clare Thomas

Dr Clare Thomas

Queensland Health

Dr Thanh Vu

Dr Thanh Vu

Australian E-health Research Centre, CSIRO

A/Prof Vikas Wadhwa

A/Prof Vikas Wadhwa

Eastern Health

Dr Simon Wallace

Dr Simon Wallace

Nuance Communications

Prof Nilmini Wickramasinghe

Prof Nilmini Wickramasinghe

Swinburne University of Technology

Pete Williams

Pete Williams

Medipass