Lawrence works for Health Support Queensland (HSQ) within Queensland Health as Director of the Radiology Informatics Support Unit. Lawrence holds a PhD in medical physics and previously worked as Director of Physical Sciences at Princess Alexandra Hospital before moving into the area of radiology informatics support in 1999 – first as manager of the PACS implementation team and then as Manager of PACS Support. Lawrence joined HSQ in 2008.
Lawrence’s professional experience complements his academic training and has supported development of expertise in the areas of medical physics, medical devices, PACS/RIS and technology planning to support clinical services provision.
His research interests include monitors for radiological image visualisation and diagnosis. His present focus is enterprise radiology informatics systems and how radiology informatics, as part of integrated health care record infrastructure, offers hospitals and health care networks improvement opportunities for cost/effective outcomes and quality health care delivery.