Speakers

Keynote Speaker

  • Mark Saxon

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    Mark Saxon
    Vice President, Clinical Operations, Mercy Virtual, USA

    Presentation Topic: Implementation of System-Wide Virtual Care Center

    As part of the Mercy Virtual team, Mark Saxon is responsible for all Mercy Virtual services, overseeing operational leaders and working in tandem with clinical counterparts in support of one team as Mercy Virtual continues to grow. 
     
    Before joining this team in 2014, Mark served as both an administrator and physician assistant for a number of heart, vascular and cardiothoracic surgery practices. 

    Mark also has been an adjunct instructor for the Saint Louis University physician assistant program, an advanced cardiovascular life support trainer, and a paramedic crew chief. 

    As a member of the Army National Guard, Mark saw active duty as a nuclear biological chemical specialist in the Persian Gulf War and also provided relief for Mississippi River flood victims.

    He earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from Truman University – Missouri, a bachelor’s degree in physician assistant from the Medical University of South Carolina – Charleston, and his master’s degree in business administration from Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri.

  • Professor Roberto Umpierre

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    Professor Roberto Umpierre
    Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

    Presentation Topic: Tackling Outpatient Waiting Lists with Teleconsultations and Teleophthalmology - the Experience in Brazil

    Roberto holds a medical degree (2002), a specialization in Public Health (2003) and a medical residency in Family and Community Medicine (2005). He holds a Master of Epidemiology, in Health Technology Assessment (2009). He was a consultant to United Nations for Primary Health Care (PHC) in 2005 and Coordinator of PHC in the Municipality of Charqueadas (2005-2007). He was a Family and Community Doctor of the Hospital Nossa Senhora da Conceição (GHC-POA / RS). He worked in the Home Care Program of this hospital and in a primary health care team, where he supervised the medical residency program in Family and Community Medicine between 2007 and 2012. He has been a member of the Brazilian Society of Family and Community Medicine (SBMFC) since 2001. He is currently a professor in the Department of Social Medicine, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. He currently works in the Undergraduate and Medical Residency Program in Family and Community Medicine at Hospital de Clínicas de  Porto Alegre. He has worked for the Rio Grande do Sul Telehealth Centre which provides telehealth and telemedicine support to primary care in Rio Grande do Sul and Brazil since 2007 and now coordinates the work of the centre.

  • Roland Balodis

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    Roland Balodis
    A/g Director - GP Section, Medicare Reviews Unit

    Presentation Topic: Australian Government Funding for Telehealth Services in Australia – Future Directions

    Roland is the Director of the General Practice Section of the Medicare Reviews Unit, and has more than 10 years’ experience on national health reform priorities for the Australian Government. 

    Roland is responsible for providing high level policy advice and program management to support and improve access to safe, clinically effective and cost effective primary care services – including telehealth. Other roles for the Department of Health have focused on innovative service delivery models and funding approaches, such as the current Health Care Homes trial and using predictive risk models to target resources to patients.

Workshop Presenters

  • Dr Alline Beleigoli

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    Dr Alline Beleigoli
    Senior Research Fellow, Flinders University

    Alline Beleigoli is a medical doctor and PhD in Health Sciences. Her research focuses on behaviour change interventions delivered by digital solutions and clinical and epidemiology aspects of obesity. Currently, Alline is a senior research fellow in the USF Care Informatics and Technologies project in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia.

  • Dr Brent Richards

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    Dr Brent Richards
    Medical Director of Innovation and Director of Critical Care Research at Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service, and Associate Professor at Griffith and Bond Universities

    Associate Professor Brent Richards is Medical Director of Innovation and Director of Critical Care Research at Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service, and Associate Professor at Griffith and Bond Universities. He was previously also director of ICU for 15 years, executive director of Surgery, and chair of the state Intensive Care network. 

    Realising the opportunities and responsibilities in the big data sets being created in Healthcare, alongside the rapidly growing capability in AI, Brent is working on ways to expand, understand and interrogate these data sets for clinical understanding, business KPIs and research opportunities, and translating this to patient outcomes. He has co-founded IntelliHQ, a not-for-profit organisation bringing together start-ups, industry partners, researchers and educators to work collaboratively to unlock the potential that AI can bring to Healthcare, improving value-based care and system productivity.

  • Dr Centaine Snoswell

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    Dr Centaine Snoswell
    Health Economics Research Fellow, The University of Queensland

    Centaine is a Health Economics Research Fellow with the Centre for Health Services Research. Her research focuses on the economic evaluation of telehealth within many different specialties for the CRE in Telehealth. She is currently using modelling to simulate the economic efficiency of implementing telehealth initiatives for chronic conditions and into clinical services. In addition to standard cost analysis methods she has experience with choice analysis, decision analytic and microsimulation modelling. Previous research projects include the economic evaluation of telehealth for dermatology in the area of skin cancer. Centaine is also a pharmacist with eight years clinical practice and education.

  • Dr Helen Haydon

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    Dr Helen Haydon
    Research Fellow, Telehealth Consultant, Centre for Online Health, The University of Queensland

    Helen works across a range of projects in both the research and consultancy arms of the Centre for Online Health. Her focus is on the effective use of technology to increase access to health interventions (e.g. online psychoeducational tools for carers; telehealth implementation, telemental health and allied health) and increasing health literacy in the community (e.g. dementia knowledge and digital health).  She is particularly interested in using health technology to increase care closer to home for people with dementia and with life-limiting illnesses (e.g. telepalliative care).
    Helen’s previous research has focused on: cultural and social influences on addictive behaviours; social media, ageing and mental health; substance use and schizophrenic disorders and; developmental psychology and parenting.  Her PhD examined the cultural, social and psychosocial influences on women’s alcohol-related decision-making.
    She is a Registered Psychologist with clinical experience working with a range of issues and diverse populations and has over ten years’ experience teaching and facilitating workshops on psychology and health communication.

     

  • Dr Liam Caffery

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    Dr Liam Caffery
    Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Online Health, The University of Queensland

    Liam is a Senior Research Fellow and Director of Telehealth Technology for The University of Queensland’s Centre for Online Health. His research is centred on pragmatic trials of telehealth services with a special interest in the use of telehealth for Indigenous health and rural healthcare delivery. Liam also has an active research agenda in health informatics, in particular, in digital imaging of the skin for melanoma diagnosis. Previously he was the Manager of Medical Imaging Informatics at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and a diagnostic radiographer.

  • Dr Lua Perimal-Lewis

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    Dr Lua Perimal-Lewis
    Research Fellow, Flinders University

    Lua is a Research Fellow at Flinders Digital Health Research Centre. Her research flagship area is in 'Digital Health Supporting Our Ageing Society'. Lua is the principal investigator on the Flinders Assistant for Memory Enhancement (FAME) study and is the project coordinator for the Dementia and Aged Care Services project. Lua brings experience in Health Informatics, Biostatistics, Data Science, Hospital Patient Flow Process Mining, Modelling and Simulation.

  • Professor Anthony Maeder

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    Professor Anthony Maeder
    Professor of Digital Health Systems, Flinders University

    Anthony Maeder joined Flinders University in April 2016 as Chair in Digital Health Systems from Western Sydney University, where he founded the Telehealth Research and Innovation Laboratory (THRIL) in 2010.  His previous appointment was as Research Director of the CSIRO Australian eHealth Research Centre in Brisbane 2004-2008. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia, a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society, and a Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Informatics.

  • Professor Anthony Smith

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    Professor Anthony Smith
    Director, Centre for Online Health

    Professor Anthony Smith is the Director of the University of Queensland’s Centre for Online Health (COH). Professor Smith has more than 17 years of research experience involving the planning, implementation and evaluation of new telemedicine applications for the benefit of clinicians and patients in regional and remote areas of Queensland.

Oral Presenters

  • Adam Mothershaw

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    Adam Mothershaw
    Research Engineer, The University of Queensland

    Adam Mothershaw is a Research Engineer at the UQ Centre for Online Health.  He is involved in many of the technical aspects of the development and management of COH services.  Adam has completed a Bachelor of Engineering (Medical) and enjoys using technology in a healthcare environment.

  • Andrea Jeffery

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    Andrea Jeffery
    Telehealth Coordinator, Metro South Health

    Andrea Jeffery is currently in the position of Metro South Telehealth Coordinator with her substantive being the Division of Medicine Administration Officer. 

    Andrea has worked for Queensland Health for nine years in a range of administrative positions, gaining a wealth of knowledge in referrals, outpatient procedures, multidisciplinary team meeting facilitation, medical typing, billing and service development. As Telehealth Coordinator these skills are utilised daily in the development of new services across Metro South or the implementation of Telehealth into existing services, streamlining administrative processes and providing technological training for clinical and administrative staff alike.

  • Associate Professor Peter Poon

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    Associate Professor Peter Poon
    Director, Monash Health

    Associate Professor Poon is the Director of Supportive & Palliative Care at Monash Health in Victoria, and Adjunct Associate Professor at Monash University. He is a palliative care physician with extensive experience across inpatient, consult and community palliative care services. His interests are diverse and include health care modelling , rural palliative care service delivery, improving palliative care access for the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD), telemedicine, refractory cancer pain and refractory symptom management. He also strongly advocates for optimal care of patients at the end of life, across all settings and is passionate to improve palliative.

  • Betina Thiedeke

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    Betina Thiedeke
    Senior Physiotherapist, Princess Alexandra Hospital

    Betina is a senior physiotherapist at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane. 

    Betina has worked for Queensland Health for 16 years with most time spent as a clinician. 

    She has worked in secondments to the Central Referral Hub where she gained extensive experience in Referral Management. As a musculoskeletal clinician, Betina has worked in the areas of Musculoskeletal Outpatient, Aquatic Physiotherapy, Neuro Orthopaedics Physiotherapy Screening Clinic, Orthopaedics and Emergency. Betina recently set up a Knee Osteoarthritis Education and Exercise Group in the Musculoskeletal Outpatient Department.

  • Bronwyn Phillips

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    Bronwyn Phillips
    Health Systems Manager, Murray PHN

    Bronwyn works with Murray PHN (Victoria) to strengthen, bolster and innovate primary health systems, particularly in initiatives to reduce potentially avoidable hospitalisations.
    Telehealth has emerged as a passion and logical step in Bronwyn's work across a large geographical area of rural and regional communities.
    Bronwyn has a background of many years working in Allied Health and Community Health care delivery which has helped her appreciate health planning and system change impacts on practice, workforce and consumers.

  • Christian Mercado

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    Christian Mercado
    Head of Unit / Department Director, Health Innovation Centre of Southern Denmark

    Christian Mercado is the Director of the Digital Innovation Department at the Health Innovation Centre of Southern Denmark. Mr. Mercado has extensive experience with digital innovation and development within the public sector, with a focus on digital innovation across various sector in the hospital and healthcare industry.

  • Christina McInally

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    Christina McInally
    CNC Program Coordinator Telehealth, CQHHS

    Chrissie has 21 years of nursing experience and has worked in many positions at Rockhampton Hospital over the last 12 years. Throughout her time of working in many ward areas of Rockhampton Hospital Chrissie had the opportunity of facilitating nursing students, become Simulation Coordinator and teach medical and nursing students as well as clinical staff. Chrissie then worked as the Telehealth Clinical Nurse for Specialist Outpatients and is now Telehealth Coordinator for Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service.

  • Cico Lobbert

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    Cico Lobbert
    Complex Care Coordinator, Barwon Health

    Cico Lobbert is a Complex Care Coordinator with the Hospital Admission Risk Program (HARP) at Barwon Health (largest regional health service in Victoria). He specialises in service coordination for people living with HIV/AIDS in addition to other complex health conditions. In 2018 the HARP HIV stream won the Barwon Health Safety and Quality Award for 'Our Community Wellbeing pillar'. In his spare time Cico either chases after his 2 children or the best waves at Bells Beach.

  • Denise Irvine

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    Denise Irvine
    Telehealth Coordinator, WaikatoDHB

    Telehealth Coordinator at Waikato DHB has been my privileged world for the last four years. Waikato region has some isolated and scattered communities and it has been exciting but challenging  to use telehealth as an enabler to offer them health care. The pilot project held with Springhill Correctional Facility was one of these communities.

  • Dr Anish Menon

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    Dr Anish Menon
    PhD Candidate, Centre for Health Services Research, The University of Queensland

    Anish Menon is an Endocrinologist at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia and nearing completion of his PhD with Centre for Health Services Research, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Queensland. He is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and is a fellowship candidate with the Australasian College of Health Informatics. His research interest focusses on identifying areas where disruptive technologies can redesign outpatient diabetes care for improving clinical outcomes, patient experience and service delivery efficiency. 

  • Dr Annie Banbury

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    Dr Annie Banbury
    Adjunct Research Fellow, Researcher - Telehealth, Central Queensland University, Centre for Online Health

    Annie Banbury has professional experience that spans both health service delivery and academia. Annie’s research focuses on the use of technologies to provide health literacy education and social support in community settings.  She is currently the Program Design and Implementation Lead for the Caring for Carers of People with Dementia study.  Previous roles have included strategic and project development and management, stakeholder engagement, researcher and lecturer.

  • Dr Buddhika Senanayake

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    Dr Buddhika Senanayake
    Telehealth Research Assistant,The University of Queensland

    I am currently working as a Tele-health research assistant at Centre for Online Health, University of Queensland, Australia. I have a special interset in public health and telemedicine.

  • Dr Carl Joakim Brandt

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    Dr Carl Joakim Brandt
    Postdoc, Research Unit for General Practice

    Dr Ph.D. Carl J. Brandt, Qualified as a general practitioner in 2006. PhD Thesis 2018: “Long-term Lifestyle Change Intervention and E-health Applications (LIVA) - A qualitative interview study”. Carl is one of the pioneers in behavioral change though eHealth. In 2000 Carl co-founded the successful Internet site NetDoctor.co.uk followed by a number of other successful eHealth services including SlankeDoktor, SundhedsDoktor and Liva Healthcare in 2015. Apart from working as a GP Carl is employed at the Research Unit for General Practice at the University of Southern Denmark as a postdoc.

  • Dr Centaine Snoswell

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    Dr Centaine Snoswell
    Health Economics Research Fellow, The University of Queensland

    Centaine is a Health Economics Research Fellow with the Centre for Health Services Research. Her research focuses on the economic evaluation of telehealth within many different specialties for the CRE in Telehealth. She is currently using modelling to simulate the economic efficiency of implementing telehealth initiatives for chronic conditions and into clinical services. In addition to standard cost analysis methods she has experience with choice analysis, decision analytic and microsimulation modelling. Previous research projects include the economic evaluation of telehealth for dermatology in the area of skin cancer. Centaine is also a pharmacist with eight years clinical practice and education.

  • Dr Clare Burns

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    Dr Clare Burns
    Advanced Speech Pathologist, Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital

    Dr Clare Burns is an Advanced Speech Pathologist and Clinician Research Fellow, Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital. She has over 15 years of clinical experience and has implemented multiple new models of care, including the use of telepractice to improve access to and the delivery of adult speech pathology and allied health services. Dr Burns is co-author of Speech Pathology Australia’s Position Statement on Telepractice and the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia’s Clinical Practice Guidelines for Teleoncology. She is an Affiliate of The University of Queensland’s Centre for Research in Telerehabilitation and NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Telehealth. 

  • Dr Elizabeth Beadle

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    Dr Elizabeth Beadle
    Neuropsychologist, Queensland Health

    Lizzie is a clinical and neuropsychologist, currently employed by the Acquired Brain Injury Transition Rehabilitation Service (ABI TRS).  She completed her clinical doctorate through UQ in 2011, and recently finished her PhD through Griffith University, examining changes to self-identity after traumatic brain injury (2018). Lizzie is interested in understanding the "active ingredients" in rehabilitation - what helps/enhances people's recovery after injury, and how can health workers support these processes? She is particularly interested in how technology can be used to 1) enhance health and well being after injury, and 2) promote effective and efficient service delivery (e.g., via tele-health).

  • Dr Isaac Hohaia

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    Dr Isaac Hohaia
    Director of Medical Services South Burnett, Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service

    BHB MBChB MHA JCCA DCH(Syd) FRACGP FARGP
    Director of Medical Services South Burnett

    Dr Isaac Hohaia is the Director of Medical Services South Burnett and is based at Kingaroy Hospital. Prior to working for Queensland Health, he spent a long time in the Kimberley region of WA as a GP anaesthetist and he has also worked for the RFDS in Alice Springs. Isaac has embraced the use of new technologies especially those technologies that reduce workloads (and not increase them!), are intuitive, well integrated, well implemented, and result in real measurable improvements to patient care.

  • Dr Mark Quick

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    Dr Mark Quick
    Ear Nose Throat training registrar, Perth Children's Hospital

    Dr Mark Quick is a second year Otolaryngology training registrar at the Perth Children's Hospital and is involved as part of the ENT department in real time telehealth delivery of medicine to remote patients in Western Australia.

  • Dr Michael Williams

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    Dr Michael Williams
    Paediatrician, Mackay Base Hospital

    Michael Williams was Director of Child & Adolescent Health Service at Mackay Base Hospital (MBH). He has been a paediatrician in Mackay, Queensland for over 37 years, providing outreach clinics and telehealth support for rural sites.

    He continues a part time clinical role with the MBH. He has worked as a paediatrician in the UK, Saudi Arabia and Canada. He is an Associate Professor with James Cook University. 

    He has a private paediatric telehealth service for Queensland, Queensland Paediatric Telehealth service – www.qldpaedtelehealth.com.au.

  • Dr Mohan Karunanithi

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    Dr Mohan Karunanithi
    Research Group Leader, AEHRC, CSIRO

    Mohanraj Karunanithi obtained his doctorate in Biomedical Engineering at the University of New South Wales. He has worked in cardiac function research for over  10 years and has 5 years of experience in leading medical industries. 
    Dr Karunanithi is currently a Group Leader at the AEHRC, CSIRO coordinating and directing research teams and scientists, and supervising students in the area of Integrated mobile and telehealth health applications for the management of chronic diseases and aged care. He is a senior member of IEEE and the founding chair of its chapter of Engineering Medicine and Biology chapter in Queensland. Research highlights include: publication of the first right ventricular function in intact hearts; development of non-invasive index of left ventricular function; world’s first evidence-based mhealth delivery of cardiac rehabilitation; and development of an innovative aged care platform. 

     

  • Dr Ramesh Madhavan

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    Dr Ramesh Madhavan
    Director, Telemedicine, St Joseph Mercy Hospital

    Ramesh Madhavan MD DM FAAN 
    Physician Enterpreneur
    CEO TiaTech USA and TiaTech India ( 2014- Present)
    Director, Michigan Stroke Network ( 2009- Present)
    Director, Comprehensive Stroke, St. Joseph Mercy- MI
    Consultant Neurologist, Trinity Health
    Published and presented over 100 papers and abstracts internationally. 
    Wayne State University (2005- 2015)
    Associate Professor, Associate Chief Medical Officer
    Neurology Program Director
    Previous President Association of Indian Neurologists of America
    Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology
    Palatucci fellow, AAN
    Training: MBBS, MD,  DM Neurology- Madras Medical College, India
    Neurology: Wayne State University, USA
    Stroke Fellowship: Wayne State, USA
    Current Interests: Promote Cost Effective Global Health Care, Promote Telehealth

  • Dr Suzanne Morony

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    Dr Suzanne Morony
    Senior Consultant, Zest Health Strategies

    Suzanne has more than 15 years’ experience  in research and consulting, both in Australia and internationally, including design, implementation, and evaluation of programs using a range of methodologies. She is experienced in interdisciplinary initiatives, including  multi-stakeholder collaborations in telehealth, and has a special interest in health literacy. Her training in organisational psychology delivers an excellent understanding of how systems work and how to effect behaviour change.

  • Dr Tine Vestergaard

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    Dr Tine Vestergaard
    Consultant, Odense University Hospital

    Tine Vestergaard is a consultant dermatologist and the head of the skin cancer clinic at The Department of Dermatology and Allergy Centre, Odense University Hospital in the Region of Southern Denmark.

  • Evania Yu Jie Yeo

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    Evania Yu Jie Yeo
    Senior Psychologist, National University Hospital

    Evania has a Master of Arts in Applied Psychology (specializing in Educational Psychology) from the National Institute of Education, Singapore. She is a Registered Psychologist and a Full Member of the Singapore Psychological Society. She has 8 years of experience working with children with special needs from the community and hospital settings. She is presently a Senior Psychologist at the Child Development Unit of the National University Hospital, and is part of the core team to implement Telehealth service for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder under a grant project funded by the Ministry of Health, Singapore.

  • Genevieve Johnsson

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    Genevieve Johnsson
    Practice Leader (Psychologist), Autism Spectrum Australia

    Genevieve has worked as a psychologist with Aspect Therapy since 2008 providing intervention support to individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. Genevieve has co-authored a number of Aspect publications for children on the autism spectrum with titles including the Early Play program, toilet training, transition to school, developing play skills and developing social emotional skills. Genevieve is currently employed in the role of Practice Leader at Aspect and recently had her PhD thesis accepted at the University of Sydney on the delivery of telehealth training and support. Genevieve has overseen the development and delivery of Aspect’s telehealth services.

  • Georgina Hobson

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    Georgina Hobson
    HDR Student & Senior Research Technician, Centre for Online Health, The University of Queensland

    Georgina is pursuing a PhD with research to identify the role of mHealth for dementia awareness and support with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. To ensure Indigenous expertise is embedded into this project, Georgina will build on the collaborative relationships between key Indigenous stakeholders and the COH, at The University of Queensland. Georgina also works as a Senior Research Technician to support the COH Research Fellows. Previously, she has held several health promotion roles including: Project management of a new corporate wellness program, Health and Wellness Project Officer, and also has professional experience in marketing, communications, and publishing.

  • Javad K. Pool

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    Javad K. Pool
    PhD Student, The University of Queensland

    Javad K. Pool is a Ph.D. student at the UQ Business School, The University of Queensland. His research interest includes IT adoption, mobile health (mHealth), user behavior, service supply chains, information security, and privacy.

  • Karen Lucas

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    Karen Lucas
    Senior Telehealth Coordinator, Metro South Health

    Karen Lucas is the Senior Telehealth Coordinator for Metro South Health. She transitioned to this role in 2014 following 18 months as the Service Manager for the Princess Alexandra Hospital’s Telehealth Centre. Her role is focused on supporting the promotion and expansion of telehealth services within Metro South Health. Karen has a background in project administration, ICT management and Telehealth services. Previously she worked for the Centre for Online Health at the Royal Children’s Hospital in the early days of the Telepaediatric service as well as in the areas of rural paediatric allied health services and rural medical education.

  • Karrie Long

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    Karrie Long
    Manager, Royal Melbourne Hospital

    Karrie is a human centered designer and self-proclaimed “possibilitarian” a mindset that does not accept limits unless they are constructive. She uses both these valuable tools to improve the adoption of digital health across Australia, where she is currently designing and implementing Telehealth at Royal Melbourne Hospital.

  • Kim Ford

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    Kim Ford
    ADON Service Development - Telehealth, Tasmanian Heath Service

    A nurse of longstanding who has worked in many areas in acute care but now has a passion for telehealth and delivering it to the Tasmanian community.

  • Kylie Bosich

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    Kylie Bosich
    Director WACHS Command Centre, WA Country Health Service

    Kylie is senior Registered Nurse with over 20 years experience working in Country Health.  She is currently leading the Development of the WACHS Command Centre which builds on the success of the Emergency Telehealth Service.  WA Country Health Service (WACHS) Command Centre brings together new and existing services in a 24/7 virtual clinical hub and is expanding to improve access to timely advice, coordination and support available to front-line clinicians caring for country patients.  Services available are Specialist in Emergency Medicine, Psychiatry, Senior Nurses in Critical care, Patient flow and Mental Health.

  • Lady Patricia Swinfen

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    Lady Patricia Swinfen
    Director/systems operator, The Swinfen Charitable Trust

    Lady Swinfen was a registered nurse. She was a nursing officer with the Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps, serving in UK, Malta, and Libya.

    With her husband Lord Swinfen, they started the Swinfen Charitable Trust (Swinfen Telemedicine) in 1998. The trust now has links in 78 countries in the developing world.
    Referring doctors can use this system to seek expert medical advice, free of charge, regarding their patient's condition, 24/7.

    The Lady Swinfen, MBE

    Registered Nurse (Retired).   Trained in Ireland at the Adelaide Hospital, Dublin. (1956 – 1960).

    Lieutenant, Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps. (1961 – 1962).

    Founded the Swinfen Charitable Trust, registered charity number 1077879 in 1998 and is a Director Of The Trust, and runs it on a day to day basis with her husband. the trust was awarded the Humanitarian Prize by the American Telemedicine Association for 2018.  Oversees medical referrals on a daily basis. (1998 – to date).

    Honorary research fellow of the Centre For Online Health, The University Of Queensland, Australia. (2002 – 2011).

    Member of the Steering Committee of the Catastrophes and Conflicts Section, The Royal Society of Medicine, London. (2001 – 2012).

    Member of The Sig (Special Interest Group (Telemedicine Outreach)) Of The American Telemedicine Association. (2008 – To Date).

    Member of the first Moett Team (Management Obstetric Emergency Trauma Team) to visit Iraq in April 2004.

    Co-Author of A Number of Papers on Telemedicine in the Developing World.  

    Patron of the Kunde Foundation. 

    Awarded Membership Of The Order Of The British Empire (MBE) In The New Year Honours List, 2006,  For Services To Telemedicine Overseas. 

  • Lord Roger Swinfen

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    Lord Roger Swinfen
    Director, The Swinfen Charitable Trust

    Lord Swinfen, MBE is an hereditary member of the House of Lords, an ex Regular soldier of the British Army.

    The Right Honourable the Lord Swinfen, MBE

    Member of the House of Lords, Upper House of the United Kingdom Parliament, elected hereditary peer.

    Takes an active interest in the work of parliament, and now sits on the 
    Hybrid bills committee (2017 – to date) and was a member of the artificial intelligence committee. (2017 – 2018) of the House of Lords, and joint committee on consolidation bills, United Kingdom Parliament (2010 – 2017).

    All party parliamentary group on global health (– to date).

    Founded the Swinfen Charitable Trust, registered charity number 1077879 in 1998 and is a director of the trust, and runs it on a day to day basis with his wife. The trust was awarded the humanitarian prize by the american telemedicine association for 2018 (1998 – to date).

    Honorary research fellow of the Centre for Online Health, The University Of Queensland, Australia (2002 – 2010).

    Member of the steering committee of the catastrophes and conflicts section, The Royal Society Of Medicine, London (2001 – 2012).

    Member of the board of directors of the American Telemedicine Association (2009 – 2012).

    Member of the SIG (Special Interest Group (Telemedicine Outreach)) of the American Telemedicine Association (2008 – to date).

    Member of the First Moett Team (Management Of Obstetric Emergency Trauma Team) to visit Iraq in April 2004.

    Co-author of a number of papers on telemedicine in the developing world.

    United Kingdom patron of world orthopaedic concern.

    Patron of the Kunde Foundation.

    Awarded Membership of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) by HM the Queen in the new year honours list, 2016, for services to telemedicine overseas.

  • Madeline Raatz

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    Madeline Raatz
    Speech Pathologist, Queensland Children's Hospital

    Madeline is a speech pathologist at the Queensland Children’s Hospital and is currently undertaking her PhD at The University of Queensland.  Her PhD aims to investigate the validity and reliability of using telehealth to provide paediatric feeding services.

  • Majid Shahi

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    Majid Shahi
    Telehealth Manager, St Vincent's Health Network Sydney

    18 year in Health and at St Vincent's

    Telehealth Manager at St Vincent’s Health Network Sydney

    • St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney 

    • St Joseph’s Hospital

    • Sacred Heart Health Service

    • The Kinghorn Cancer Centre

    • St Vincent’s Correctional Health

  • Mardi George

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    Mardi George
    Telerehabilitation - Project Officer, Tasmanian Health Service

    Mardi works for the Tasmanian Health Service as a Senior Occupational Therapist.  Her professional experience and interest is working in interdisciplinary teams within community based physical rehabilitation for complex clients and has completed a Masters in Clinical Rehabilitation.  She has a keen interest in neurorehabilitation and passionate about how to maximise a client's engagement in their recovery following a life changing event such as stroke or head injury.  This has lead to her current position of Project Officer on the Tasmanian Health Service Telerehabilitation Project - introducing Telerehab as an option to these clients to increase access and intensity of rehab for improved engagement and health outcomes.

  • Margaret Nowak

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    Margaret Nowak
    Project Manager, Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Service

    Margaret’s professional background is in Business Management and Corporate Services.  The Dental Telehealth project role takes her back to the Torres Strait where she spent 6 months in 2016/17 managing Corporate Services for the TCHHS Northern Sector.  The experience of working in the remote area and travelling to the outer islands of the Torres Strait gave her a deep appreciation for the challenges faced by the remote communities and as a result Margaret developed a strong passion for improving the quality of life in the Torres Strait one step at the time.

  • Martin Dombernowsky

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    Martin Dombernowsky
    Consultant, Avanade

    Martin worked as CIO with responsibility for ICT and Telemedicine services for the national Telemedicine program in Greenland until 2015. Martin led a revision of the agency's digital strategy and a redesign and implementation of its telemedicine services for the rural indigenous population at the time. Martin is now working for Avanade's Advisory practice in Brisbane where he supports Health and Public sector clients defining and implementing digital service strategies and new organisational designs.

  • Matthew Barneveld

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    Matthew Barneveld
    Clinical Nurse Consultant, Telehealth Emergency Management Support Unit

    Matt Barneveld has been a Clinical Nurse Consultant with Queensland Health's Telehealth Emergency Management Support Unit (TEMSU) since its inception six years ago. Prior to this, he was employed by Retrieval Services Queensland (RSQ) where he helped established the RSQ Telehealth model of support. Matt has 24 years experience working in tertiary Emergency Departments in Sydney and Townsville including as a flight nurse with the Townsville based helicopter rescue service. Matt is a keen photographer with a particular passion for wildlife and is partial to travelling around Australia and the world.

  • Megan Bunt

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    Megan Bunt
    Senior Psychologist, Forensic CYMHS

    Megan is a Senior Psychologist who has worked with Forensic Child and Youth Mental Health Service for five years.  She has worked in the area of forensic psychology for 12 years.

  • Mel McCusker

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    Mel McCusker
    ADON AC@H & CHIP, Metro South Hospital and Health Service

    Melissa McCusker is the Assistant Director of Nursing for the Acute Care@Home and CHIP services in Metro South Health.    Her clinical experience spans Medical, Critical Care, Post-Acute and General Practice nursing.  Melissa is a member of the HITH Society of Australasia and currently involved with state wide HITH working group. Melissa was involved with the Metro South HITH pilot of Criteria Led Discharge (CLD), which was the only service piloting CLD in Queensland.  The Metro South Acute Care@Home service is currently piloting a remote home monitoring trial for HITH patients in partnership with Telstra Health

  • Melinda Symon

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    Melinda Symon
    Director, Hader Clinic Queensland

    Melinda Symon is the Managing Director of Hader Clinic Queensland specialising in the treatment of Alcohol and other Drug addiction and mental health disorders.  Melinda is currently undertaking a PhD with University of Queensland Faculty of Medicine focusing her research on telemedicine in the treatment of substance abuse disorders in Australia.  Melinda has undergraduate qualification in Social Science, Master in Mental Health (Psychotherapy) and Master of Professional Management.

  • Michael Addotey-Delove

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    Michael Addotey-Delove
    Student, University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa

    I am a PhD student in Telemedicine and eHealth with specialization in model development for successful mHealth implementation in the developing world. My research focused on model development for Patients and Health workers based on structured review of literature, instrument development for data collection, and assessment of the Mobile Technology for Community Health (MoTeCH) programme in Ghana from the patients and health workers perspective.

  • Michael Kountze

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    Michael Kountze
    Doctorate Student, University of the Incarnate Word

    Michael Kountze is pursuing his Doctorate in Business Administration from the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas.  His expected graduation date is May 2020.  He also possesses an MBA from the University of Colorado and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Middlebury College.  Michael has a background in banking and finance and has worked for several Fortune 500 companies.  He is currently the Chief Financial Officer of EcoGlobal LLC, a social enterprise focused on the repurposing and reuse of plastic waste into commercial products.

  • Monica Taylor

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    Monica Taylor
    Research Assistant, Centre for Online Health, University of Queensland

    Monica Taylor is a Research Assistant at UQ’s Centre for Online Health. She holds a Master of Public Health degree and has previously worked in injury prevention and cancer prevention research. In recent years she has been contributing to a diverse list of telehealth investigations on topics such as models of care, Indigenous health, dermatology, and mental health. She appreciates how telehealth is applicable across health disciplines and enjoys implementing and evaluating real-world telehealth services in collaboration with health service staff.

  • Nandhini Natarajan

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    Nandhini Natarajan
    Telehealth Coordinator, Royal Perth Hospital

    I am associated with the WA Department of health for the past 8 years in various administrative roles with my current role as a Telehealth Co-ordinator at Royal Perth Hospital. I am an energetic, result oriented Telehealth Co-ordinator in leading, coaching and motivating a diverse team and driving a service model interlinked with value drivers of novelty, lock-in, complementarities and efficiency. My expertise is in building organizational architecture with ambidextrous and dynamic capabilities for fast changing services landscape, establishing strategic partnerships, staff training and development. I specialize in frontward strategic approach with a distinctive combination of strategies, processes, relationships and values, to retain and deliver effective services. Also my background is in developing innovative ideas and strategies to improve business processes has provided me with a deeper understanding of multifaceted problems encountered in  daily operations. My work experience has made me understand how important it is to have great team dynamics in today’s multi-cultural services environment.

  • Naomi Kikkawa

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    Naomi Kikkawa
    e-PIMH Telehealth Coordinator, Children's Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service

    Naomi Kikkawa is a social worker by background. Over the past 12 years, she has worked in the mental health sector in the areas of multicultural mental health, child and youth mental health and trauma in the context of refugee and asylum seeker children, young people and their families. More recently, in her role as the e-PIMH Telehealth Coordinator, Naomi successfully implemented a statewide non-clinical telehealth pilot for the Queensland Centre for Perinatal and Infant Mental Health. She has since trialled implementation of a clinical component to complement the non-clinical support.

  • Nazli Bashi

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    Nazli Bashi
    Phd Candidate, Australian eHealth Research Center, CSIRO

    Mrs Nazli Bashi is a registered nurse and her PhD research includes a Queensland Health funded partnership project with CSIRO, a pilot randomised trial, which evaluates a multidisciplinary smartphone-based intervention for post-discharge management of patients with acute coronary syndrome. Her research focuses on the development, evaluation and translation of m-health services. Specifically, she is interested in developing m-health framework to support in management of people living with chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease.

  • Nicole Owen

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    Nicole Owen
    Clinical Supervisor - Parenting Clinicians, Children's Health Queensland

    Nicole (Nicki) Owen BSW MSW has been working with children, young people and families for over 25 years. She is a clinical supervisor for Parenting Clinicians in Child Health services across Queensland. She initiated the telehealth parent counselling trial and research project in 2015 and evaluated the experience for clinicians and parents to inform future service delivery options. She continues to promote the use of video conference to increase families’ access to services across the state and is an active collaborator to support technology best practice in counselling.

  • Professor Anthony Maeder

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    Professor Anthony Maeder
    Professor of Digital Health Systems, Flinders University

    Anthony Maeder joined Flinders University in April 2016 as Chair in Digital Health Systems from Western Sydney University, where he founded the Telehealth Research and Innovation Laboratory (THRIL) in 2010.  His previous appointment was as Research Director of the CSIRO Australian eHealth Research Centre in Brisbane 2004-2008. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia, a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society, and a Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Informatics.

  • Professor Anthony Smith

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    Professor Anthony Smith
    Director, Centre for Online Health

    Professor Anthony Smith is the Director of the University of Queensland’s Centre for Online Health (COH). Professor Smith has more than 17 years of research experience involving the planning, implementation and evaluation of new telemedicine applications for the benefit of clinicians and patients in regional and remote areas of Queensland.

  • Professor Branko Celler

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    Professor Branko Celler
    Professor, University of NSW

    Professor Branko Celler BSc, BE, PhD (UNSW), FIEEE, FTSE,FACHI,FIEAust is Professor of Biomedical Engineering within the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications at the University of NSW. He completed a postdoctoral Fellowship at Johns Hopkins on neural control of the heart abd blood pressure control. He is internationally recognised for his work on health informatics, physiological systems modelling and bio-instrumentation and is a recognised pioneer in the development of telehealth technologies and services for the management of chronic conditions in the community.

  • Professor Jennifer Chipps

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    Professor Jennifer Chipps
    Director School of Nursing, University of the Western Cape

    Prof Chipps is the Director of the School of Nursing at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa. She has a PhD in Telepsychiatry and has previously worked for NSW Health in Australia, the NZHRC in Auckland and the Department of Telemedicine at the University of Kwazulu-Natal. Her research interests are mental health, eHealth and systematic reviews. 

  • Professor Len Gray

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    Professor Len Gray
    Director, Centre for Health Services Research, The University of Queensland

    Professor Gray is the Director of the Centre for Health Services Research (CHSR) within the Faculty of Medicine. Prior to assuming this role, he directed both the Centre for Online Health and the Centre for Research in Geriatric Medicine, both of which have been incorporated into the new CHSR. The Centre is located on the Princess Alexandra Hospital campus in Brisbane.

    He occupies the Masonic Chair in Geriatric Medicine, a position to which he was appointed when he joined the University in 2002.

    He has formal training in medicine as a specialist geriatrician and in health administration. Previously he held senior management positions in the public health system in Victoria, in general management and aged care services.

    His research interests focus on aged care policy, models of aged care service delivery, assessment and care planning systems, and in recent years, e-health and telemedicine strategies.

    He leads international development of the interRAI Acute Care system of assessment, and is a Board member and the Australian coordinator for interRAI, a multinational research collaborative. He is the Principle Investigator on the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Telehealth, established in 2013. He is a Lead Investigator on the NHMRC Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre, and a Systems Investigator on the NHMRC Partnership Centre for Health Systems Sustainability.

  • Professor Maurice Mars

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    Professor Maurice Mars
    Head of Department, University of KwaZulu-Natal

    Maurice Mars MBChB, MD is Professor of TeleHealth at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He has been active in telemedicine in South Africa for over 25 years, and has served on a number of national and international telemedicine and medical informatics committees. His Department provides postgraduate education in both medical informatics and telemedicine to students in several African countries. Mars is the founding editor of the Journal of the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth and serves on the editorial boards of several ehealth journals. His current research focus is on telemedicine ethics.

  • Rachael Mackinnon

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    Rachael Mackinnon
    Parkinson's Clinical Nurse Consultant, Parkinson's NSW & Mid North Coast Local Health District

    Rachael Mackinnon was appointed as Parkinson’s Clinical Nurse Consultant in a co-funded role between the Mid North Coast Local Health District and Parkinson's NSW in October 2018. Prior to this role Rachael worked at St Vincent's Hospital as a Clinical Nurse Educator on the Neuroscience ward with a keen interest in patients with Body Movement disorders. The prevalence of Parkinson's has been reported as higher in rural and remote area with the majority of specialist services in capital cities thus a key role has been to explore the use of Telehealth, to reduce issues of access and equity to quality healthcare. 

  • Vickey Blachford

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    Vickey Blachford
    Maternity Unit Manager, CQHHS

    Vickey is currently the Maternity Unit Manager of Rockhampton Hospital providing inpatient, outpatient and special care nursery support for women and their family for the Central Queensland district. Vickey is supporting and encouraging new models of care to support women within hospital and community settings and providing care closer to home where ever appropriate.

  • Vicki Parravicini

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    Vicki Parravicini
    Physiotherapist Advanced, Queensland Health

    Vicki is an Advanced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist working in the Physiotherapy Musculoskeletal Management Clinic and Conservative Management Service at Redland Hospital. She is the team leader of a multidisciplinary allied health team that aims to reduce the Orthopaedic Wait List by providing earlier assessment, diagnosis and  multi-professional allied health case management. She has a Masters Degree in Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy  and has an interest in Telehealth.

  • Vickie Irving

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    Vickie Irving
    Clinical Pre Sales Specialist, Telstra Health

    Vickie Irving joined Telstra Health in 2015 as their Clinical Health Specialist to lead the development and implementation of innovative, eHealth-enabled service delivery models. With a passion for continuous improvement and innovation, accompanied by extensive clinical, healthcare administration and ICT experience, Vickie Irving has successfully driven the development and implementation of large-scale business transformation initiatives to improve access to healthcare, enhance customer experience, improve productivity, streamline processes and reduce unnecessary costs. 
    Prior to joining Telstra Health, Vickie worked in a variety of clinical roles for Queensland Health, before specialising in strategic and health service planning. She then transitioned into clinical service redesign, lean methodology and process improvement where she lead a number of highly successful state-wide service improvement and clinical redesign initiatives involving emergency department, elective surgery, specialist outpatient and community-based services, with measurable impacts on access and patient flow. 

     

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    Xiaoyun Zhou

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    Xiaoyun Zhou
    Research Assistant, The University of Queensland

    Research assistant in Centre for Online Health, The University of Queensland, Australia
    Master of Mental Health, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Queensland, Australia

Oral Poster Presenters

  • Dr Christine May

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    Dr Christine May
    Principal Dentist, ViDe Virtual Dental Australia

    Dr Christine May
    BDS(Hons) USyd BHSc(TCM) UTS
    Principal Dentist and founder of ViDe Virtual Dental Australia
    Extensive career experience across Australia in the private sector as a dentist, auxillary, business manager and owner, clinical educator, health writer, speaker and innovator.

  • Dr Daniel Yuk

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    Dr Daniel Yuk
    Associate Consultant and Hospital Coordinator of Clinical Informatics, Cheshire Home Shatin and Shatin Hospital

    I am a Geriatrician by background, working in a rehabilitation hospital in the public health sector in Hong Kong. I am also the Hospital Coordinator of Clinical Informatics of three hospitals (a rehabilitation unit, a hospice unit and an infirmary unit). My work also involves Geriatric outreach services to nursing homes within our territory. We utilise IT a lot in our daily patient services, and we also use various means of mobile technology to support off-site patient care, including after-hour consultations.

  • Dr Liam Caffery

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    Dr Liam Caffery
    Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Online Health, The University of Queensland

    Liam is a Senior Research Fellow and Director of Telehealth Technology for The University of Queensland’s Centre for Online Health. His research is centred on pragmatic trials of telehealth services with a special interest in the use of telehealth for Indigenous health and rural healthcare delivery. Liam also has an active research agenda in health informatics, in particular, in digital imaging of the skin for melanoma diagnosis. Previously he was the Manager of Medical Imaging Informatics at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and a diagnostic radiographer.

  • Dr Ramesh Madhavan

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    Dr Ramesh Madhavan
    Director, Telemedicine, St Joseph Mercy Hospital

    Ramesh Madhavan MD DM FAAN 
    Physician Enterpreneur
    CEO TiaTech USA and TiaTech India ( 2014- Present)
    Director, Michigan Stroke Network ( 2009- Present)
    Director, Comprehensive Stroke, St. Joseph Mercy- MI
    Consultant Neurologist, Trinity Health
    Published and presented over 100 papers and abstracts internationally. 
    Wayne State University (2005- 2015)
    Associate Professor, Associate Chief Medical Officer
    Neurology Program Director
    Previous President Association of Indian Neurologists of America
    Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology
    Palatucci fellow, AAN
    Training: MBBS, MD,  DM Neurology- Madras Medical College, India
    Neurology: Wayne State University, USA
    Stroke Fellowship: Wayne State, USA
    Current Interests: Promote Cost Effective Global Health Care, Promote Telehealth

  • Dr Sarah Farrand

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    Dr Sarah Farrand
    Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Lead, BRIGHT-YOD Project, Royal Melbourne Hospital

    Sarah is a Consultant Psychiatrist at the Neuropsychiatry Unit at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, working in the Melbourne Young Onset Dementia Service. Sarah is the Psychiatry Clinical Lead for the Bridging Gaps in Health using Telepsychiatry for Young Onset Dementia (BRIGHT-YOD) program.

  • Dr Tomoko Kamei

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    Dr Tomoko Kamei
    Professor, St. Luke's International University

    Dr. Kamei is a nurse researcher and has been developing home-monitoring with telenursing system in recent 15 years. Dr. Kamei is affecting Japan’s health insurance system reform for telemonitoring people with COPD with home oxygen therapy.

  • Dr Wendy Kelso

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    Dr Wendy Kelso
    Clinical Lead - YOD + Telehealth Project, North Western Mental Health

    Wendy is a Senior Clinical Neuropsychologist at the Neuropsychiatry Unit and has experience in the assessment and management of neurocognitive disorders, including psychiatric and neurometabolic disorders and young onset dementia. Wendy is the Neuropsychology Clinical Lead for the Bridging Gaps in Health using Telepsychiatry for Young Onset Dementia (BRIGHT-YOD) program.

  • Karen Lucas

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    Karen Lucas
    Senior Telehealth Coordinator, Metro South Health

    Karen Lucas is the Senior Telehealth Coordinator for Metro South Health. She transitioned to this role in 2014 following 18 months as the Service Manager for the Princess Alexandra Hospital’s Telehealth Centre. Her role is focused on supporting the promotion and expansion of telehealth services within Metro South Health. Karen has a background in project administration, ICT management and Telehealth services. Previously she worked for the Centre for Online Health at the Royal Children’s Hospital in the early days of the Telepaediatric service as well as in the areas of rural paediatric allied health services and rural medical education.

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    Asha Singh

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    Asha Singh
    TeleOncology Project Officer, WA Country Health Service

    Asha is currently employed by the WA Country Health Service as a TeleOncology Project Officer; a role which aims to support the delivery of cancer services closer to home for country patients.
    Asha holds a Bachelor of Health Science from the University of WA, a Graduate Certificate in International Health from Curtin University and is currently completing a Master of Public Health.

     

  • Associate Professor Peter Poon

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    Associate Professor Peter Poon
    Director, Monash Health

    Associate Professor Poon is the Director of Supportive & Palliative Care at Monash Health in Victoria, and Adjunct Associate Professor at Monash University. He is a palliative care physician with extensive experience across inpatient, consult and community palliative care services. His interests are diverse and include health care modelling , rural palliative care service delivery, improving palliative care access for the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD), telemedicine, refractory cancer pain and refractory symptom management. He also strongly advocates for optimal care of patients at the end of life, across all settings and is passionate to improve palliative.

  • Catherine Marron

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    Catherine Marron
    Nursing Director, Children's Health Queensland

    Catherine Marron
    RN, MACN, MClinNurs, BHS(Nsg)

    Catherine is a paediatric and child health nurse with 28 years’ experience in clinical, management and nursing leadership. She is a Nursing Director with Children’s Health Queensland, and holds appointments as Visiting Fellow - School of Nursing Queensland University of Technology; Chairperson/Director - Australian College of Children and Young People’s Nurses; and Board Member - Australian Association of Parenting and Child Health.

  • Christina McInally

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    Christina McInally
    CNC Program Coordinator Telehealth, CQHHS

    Chrissie has 21 years of nursing experience and has worked in many positions at Rockhampton Hospital over the last 12 years. Throughout her time of working in many ward areas of Rockhampton Hospital Chrissie had the opportunity of facilitating nursing students, become Simulation Coordinator and teach medical and nursing students as well as clinical staff. Chrissie then worked as the Telehealth Clinical Nurse for Specialist Outpatients and is now Telehealth Coordinator for Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service.

  • Dr Annie Banbury

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    Dr Annie Banbury
    Adjunct Research Fellow, Researcher - Telehealth, Central Queensland University, Centre for Online Health

    Annie Banbury has professional experience that spans both health service delivery and academia. Annie’s research focuses on the use of technologies to provide health literacy education and social support in community settings.  She has been involved in a number of projects at Southern Cross University focusing on workforce issues and has a particular interest in expanding the use of telehealth in health and social care organisations.

  • Dr Beisi Jiang

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    Dr Beisi Jiang
    PhD Candidate, Monash University

    Dr Jiang is currently a PhD candidate with Monash Health and Monash University. She is a neurologist / stroke fellow trained at Huashan Hospital (public teaching hospital, Fudan University, China) and a senior research fellow. She also was an international fellow of neuroscience at Melbourne Brain Centre, The Royal Melbourne Hospital.  

  • Dr Centaine Snoswell

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    Dr Centaine Snoswell
    Health Economics Research Fellow, The University of Queensland

    Centaine is a Health Economics Research Fellow with the Centre for Health Services Research. Her research focuses on the economic evaluation of telehealth within many different specialties for the CRE in Telehealth. She is currently using modelling to simulate the economic efficiency of implementing telehealth initiatives for chronic conditions and into clinical services. In addition to standard cost analysis methods she has experience with choice analysis, decision analytic and microsimulation modelling. Previous research projects include the economic evaluation of telehealth for dermatology in the area of skin cancer. Centaine is also a pharmacist with eight years clinical practice and education.

  • Dr Clare Burns

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    Dr Clare Burns
    Advanced Speech Pathologist, Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital

    Dr Clare Burns is an Advanced Speech Pathologist and Clinician Research Fellow, Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital. She has over 15 years of clinical experience and has implemented multiple new models of care, including the use of telepractice to improve access to and the delivery of adult speech pathology and allied health services. Dr Burns is co-author of Speech Pathology Australia’s Position Statement on Telepractice and the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia’s Clinical Practice Guidelines for Teleoncology. She is an Affiliate of The University of Queensland’s Centre for Research in Telerehabilitation and NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Telehealth. 

  • Dr Muhammad Ahmed

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    Dr Muhammad Ahmed
    Lecturer, Jinnah Sindh Medical University

    Dr. Muhammad Ahmed is a lecturer in Community Medicine and doing his research degree in APPNA institute of Public Health. He is also performing his duties as member of Syndicate in Jinnah Sindh Medical University, Karachi Pakistan. He is a certified clinical research associate of Norton Audits, USA. He contributed in many research articles and case reports in well reputed journals of public health. He has been participated in many national public health programs. He wants to works for the betterment of public health in Pakistan.

  • Dr Nick Maluga

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    Dr Nick Maluga
    Orthopaedic Registrar, Nepean Hospital

    Dr Nicholas Maluga graduated from the University of Tasmania in 2009 with a double degree of Bachelor of Medical Science and Bachelor of Surgery. He completed his internship and resident years at the Monash Medical Centre in Melbourne and relocated to Sydney to complete his Maters of Surgery from University of Sydney in 2013.

  • Dr Queen Okereke

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    Dr Queen Okereke
    Staff specialist - Acute and General medicine, Cairns Hospital

    Queen Okereke
    Acute and General Medicine Physician, Cairns hospital, Queensland.

    Queen Okereke works as a General Physician at the Cairns Hospital. 
    She is involved in the management of Medical patients both at the hospital and via tele health service to the rural and remote hospitals in far North Queensland.

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    Dr Richard Budd

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    Dr Richard Budd
    Specialist physician, Katherine Hospital

    Dr Richard Budd comes from the U.K and is a Specialist Physician based at Katherine Hospital. He provides an Outreach service to all the remote communities in the Katherine region and uses Teleheath to provide continuity of care in between visits.

  • Dr Sisira Edirippulige

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    Dr Sisira Edirippulige
    Senior Lecturer, CHSR

    Dr Edirippulige is a Senior Lecturer and the Program Director of Digital Health postgraduate programs delivered at the Centre for Online Health. His main professional interests include e-health/telemedicine, and education and training.  In his role as senior academic at the centre, he has been involved in a number significant research projects and the development of a number of education and training programs relating to Telehealth/e-Health/m-Health. 
    Over the past 10years, Dr Edirippulige has been involved in a number of research projects conducted within the Centre for Online Health, funded by national and International agencies. 
    A number of PhD and Masters projects that Dr Edirippulige has supervised have also produced significant evidence in the field. Dr Edirippulige has published 1 monograph, 12 book chapters and 40 peer reviewed papers. He has presented in over 60 national and international conferences. 

     

  • Dr Sophie Brice

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    Dr Sophie Brice
    Teleaudiologist, Swinburne University and Blamey Saunders Hears

    Sophie Brice transferred from research in micro-virology to direct facing client care in teleaudiology. Recently she has split her time between continued teleaudiology, research and post graduate education in the field. As such, she has been a key player in the development of a blended model of remote and face to face audiological care, and an advocate of diverse and multi skilled teams in telehealth.

  • Dr Suzanne Morony

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    Dr Suzanne Morony
    Senior Consultant, Zest Health Strategies

    Suzanne has more than 15 years’ experience  in research and consulting, both in Australia and internationally, including design, implementation, and evaluation of programs using a range of methodologies. She is experienced in interdisciplinary initiatives, including  multi-stakeholder collaborations in telehealth, and has a special interest in health literacy. Her training in organisational psychology delivers an excellent understanding of how systems work and how to effect behaviour change.

  • Dr Tomoko Kamei

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    Dr Tomoko Kamei
    Professor, St. Luke's International University

    Dr. Kamei is a nurse researcher and has been developing home-monitoring with telenursing system in recent 15 years. Dr. Kamei is affecting Japan’s health insurance system reform for telemonitoring people with COPD with home oxygen therapy.

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    Dr Yuko Yamamoto

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    Dr Yuko Yamamoto
    Associate Professor, Tokyo Healthcare University

    Yuko Yamamoto is Associate Professor of Gerontological and Homecare Nursing at The Tokyo Healthcare University, Chiba, Japan. She has over 20 years’ experience in the acute care and chronic disease sector. She is engaged in the practice and research of telenursing for older adults with chronic diseases, especially diabetic patients at home.

  • Eunjeong Choi

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    Eunjeong Choi
    Candidate for Ph.D., Sangmyung University

    Eunjeung Choi received her M.S. degree in the Computer Science from Sangmyung university in 2017. Since 2018 she is a Ph.D. candidate in the Computer Science at Sangmyung university, Seoul, Korea. Her research interests in DeepLearning-Datamining, Bioinformatics, and human healthcare services.

  • Hau Ming Cheng

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    Hau Ming Cheng
    APN, Hospital Authority Hong Kong

    Ms Cheng Hau Ming, Advanced Practice Nurse (Community Geriatric Assessment Team/ Community Outreach Service Team/ Prince of Wales Hospital, Hospital Authority/ Hong Kong Special Administrative Region)

  • Heajeong Park

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    Heajeong Park
    Researcher, Yonsei Health System

    Park received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering in 2013 and a Master of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering. After graduation, Park worked for 3 years as a research technician at Yonsei Health System. Her research focused on the development of the Telehealth System for improving the medical delivery system.

  • Karen Lucas

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    Karen Lucas
    Senior Telehealth Coordinator, Metro South Health

    Karen Lucas is the Senior Telehealth Coordinator for Metro South Health. She transitioned to this role in 2014 following 18 months as the Service Manager for the Princess Alexandra Hospital’s Telehealth Centre. Her role is focused on supporting the promotion and expansion of telehealth services within Metro South Health. Karen has a background in project administration, ICT management and Telehealth services. Previously she worked for the Centre for Online Health at the Royal Children’s Hospital in the early days of the Telepaediatric service as well as in the areas of rural paediatric allied health services and rural medical education.

  • Linda Cuskelly

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    Linda Cuskelly
    Telehealth Manager Metro North, Metro North HHS

    Linda Cuskelly has worked at the RBWH for the past 17 years, mostly in outpatient clinics in roles ranging from front line administration within outpatient clinics to Manager, Administration Services within Surgery, Internal Medicine Services & Critical Care & Clinical Support Services. Linda established the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital Centralised Confirmation Centre in 2006 and has worked in a number of different training and project roles before taking up the position of MNHSS Telehealth Coordinator in November 2013. Linda has worked in the Telehealth Coordinator MNHHS role now called Telehealth Manager MNHHS role for over 4 years.

  • Lisa Collard

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    Lisa Collard
    Telehealth Coordinator, Top End Health Services

    Lisa Collard is the Telehealth Outreach Coordinator for the Katherine Region. She enjoys meeting the challenges and the positive outcomes that Telehealth has brought for people's healthcare.

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    Lynnette Lyzwinski
    researcher/lecturer RBHW/PhD in submission, University of Queensland, Medicine, COH

    Lynnette Lyzwinski is completing her PhD in Medicine at the school of Medicine at UQ in the Department of Psychiatry and the Centre for Online Health. Her research interests include clinical trials and health promotions behaviors for promoting mental wellbeing and reducing lifestyle behavioral risk factors. She has special interests in mHealth, mindfulness, and lifestyle medicine. 

  • Mardi George

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    Mardi George
    Telerehabilitation - Project Officer, Tasmanian Health Service

    Mardi works for the Tasmanian Health Service as a Senior Occupational Therapist.  Her professional experience and interest is working in interdisciplinary teams within community based physical rehabilitation for complex clients and has completed a Masters in Clinical Rehabilitation.  She has a keen interest in neurorehabilitation and passionate about how to maximise a client's engagement in their recovery following a life changing event such as stroke or head injury.  This has lead to her current position of Project Officer on the Tasmanian Health Service Telerehabilitation Project - introducing Telerehab as an option to these clients to increase access and intensity of rehab for improved engagement and health outcomes.

  • Professor Jennifer Chipps

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    Professor Jennifer Chipps
    Director School of Nursing, University of the Western Cape

    Prof Chipps is the Director of the School of Nursing at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa. She has a PhD in Telepsychiatry and has previously worked for NSW Health in Australia, the NZHRC in Auckland and the Department of Telemedicine at the University of Kwazulu-Natal. Her research interests are mental health, eHealth and systematic reviews. 

  • Rachel Teis

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    Rachel Teis
    Telehealth Project Officer CNC, Child Youth and Community Health Service - Children's Health Queensland

    Rachel Teis 
    RN, Grad Cert Critical Care.  

    Rachel is a paediatric nurse with 22 years’ experience in clinical and nursing leadership. Rachel also has experience in human factors and IT health systems. She is a Telehealth Project Officer for Children’s Health Queensland with a substantive position of Paediatric CNC for Metro South Hospital and Health Service.

  • Ryan Jay Abrigo

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    Ryan Jay Abrigo
    Medical Student, University of Queensland Medical School

    Ryan Jay Abrigo is a medical student at the University of Queensland - Ochsner program. He is an international student from the United States and completed his undergraduate degree at the University of California, Irvine. His interests include global health, medicine and technology, telehealth, pediatrics, psychiatry, and mental health. He aspires to incorporate research into his future career as a physician.

  • Sean Halloran

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    Sean Halloran
    Telehealth Services Manager, UQ Centre for Online Health

    Sean Halloran serves as the telehealth services manager for the Centre for Online Health’s Princess Alexandra Hospital Telehealth Centre.  He manages the day-to-day operational activities of the Centre, and works in conjunction with COH and Queensland Health staff to identify, develop and enhance of a broad range of clinical telehealth services at the PAH.

    Sean also works with the Centre for Research in Geriatric Medicine to assist in the ongoing development of the Comprehensive electronic Geriatric Assessment (CeGA Online) software system.