Keynote Speakers

  • Dr Peter Yellowlees

    Dr Peter Yellowlees

    Dr Yellowlees was the founding director of The University of Queensland’s Centre for Online Health until 2004, before he moved to Sacramento, California where he is Vice Chair for Faculty Development and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California Davis. He is President Elect of the American Telemedicine Association, a member of the National Academy of Sciences review committee evaluating the national VA mental health services for veterans, a member of the American Psychiatric Association workgroup on telepsychiatry, and co-founder of HealthLinkNow Inc.

    Dr Yellowlees is an experienced speaker and media commentator who written and produced over 150 video editorials on Psychiatry for Medscape. He has a number of research interests and is presently working on the development and validation of asynchronous telepsychiatry, automated translation and clinical interpreting systems, internet e-mail and video consultation services and assessment and treatment protocols to improve physician health and wellness.

    From a clinical perspective Dr Yellowlees is an expert in physician health and telepsychiatry. He chairs the UC Davis Health System Wellbeing Committee and has many physicians as patients. He has provided clinical consultations to patients on Indian Health reservations via telemedicine for over a decade.

    Dr. Yellowlees has worked in public and private sectors in the USA, Australia and the UK, in academia, and in rural settings. He has published five books and over 200 scientific articles and book chapters. 

  • Jane Clemensen

    Jane Clemensen

    Jane is an associated professor and head of clinical research at Centre of Innovative Medical Technologies (CIMT) and has more than 13 years' experience with telemedicine research and Participatory Design. She is currently associated with 6 PhD students of whom she is the main supervisor for five. 

    Jane’s research projects all have a starting point in the clinical practice, and involvement of all stakeholders including patients and relatives. They all revolve around the research design called Participatory Design (PD). Projects that use PD start by identifying and analyzing the clinical problem or challenge and from that develop a solution or technology. This is in contrast to many projects that start by identifying a technology and wanting to find a clinical environment to test it in. PD is a well-known design, especially within computer science, and has also proven to be an appropriate research design within health technology. Jane applied this design for the first time in a health science context in 2003 in her own PhD project and she is a pioneer both in the field of Health Technology and Participatory Design in Health Sciences.  


  • Tim Kelsey

    Tim Kelsey

    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 government's 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 (www.nhs.uk) 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.

    Follow Tim on Twitter: @tkelsey