Speakers

SPEAKERS

  • Alan Taylor

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    Alan Taylor

    Dr. Alan Taylor led the development of IS 13131:2021 Health informatics—Telehealth services—Quality planning guidelines for the International Standards Organisation. Between 2016 and 2020 he served as Vice President of the Australasian Telehealth Society. Palgrave Macmillan have recently published his book “Healthcare Technology in Context: Lessons for Telehealth in the Age of COVID-19 which examines the evolution of telehealth in Australia and Brazil. He has twenty years of experience in the public and private sectors in Australia, Europe and Africa and has led numerous telehealth and emergency services initiatives in Queensland and South Australia to improve access to health care using information and communications technologies.

  • Amanda Keenan

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    Amanda Keenan

    Amanda has worked in the health sector for over 15 years as a consumer advocate, strategic designer and patient and clinician experience evangelist. Previously head of Bupa ANZ's experience design function, consumer experience and engagement leader for Sliver Chain Group, she is now a digital transformation consultant specializing in the health sector. She has been researching the effectiveness of telehealth from an ethics and experience perspective for the past five years at Flinders University.

  • Amy Turner

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    Amy Turner

    Amy is the COO of Youthrive, a social enterprise that provides allied health support to young people. Every dollar generated from helping children and families goes to Act for Kids. Act for Kids delivers evidence-based professional therapy and support services to children and families, who have experienced or are at risk of harm. Amy is also a member of the Act for Kids Executive Team. Amy has a Master of Business Administration and is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist with 10 years clinical experience. Amy is passionate about early intervention and delivering optimal health and development outcomes for young people.

  • Anita Parnemann

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    Anita Parnemann

    Being Queensland born and bred, revisiting home towns while singing car karaoke are particularly enjoyable perks of Anita’s role at the Telehealth Emergency Management Support Unit (TEMSU).  Anita has diverse knowledge of Nursing and Midwifery practice settings with a background in caseload and core midwifery, aeromedical retrieval, tertiary bed management and complementary therapies. In her current role as a Clinical Midwifery Consultant with TEMSU, she strives to support rural Queenslanders through telehealth support models by educating and encouraging clinicians to be friends with technology

  • Anjelo Ratnachandra

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    Anjelo Ratnachandra

    Anjelo Ratnachandra is the founder of Beyond Pain and an award-winning practitioner. His unique set of skills in Physiotherapy and Counselling has led him to contribute to numerous research papers in pain & fatigue management. He is the author of the popular self-guiding book Beyond Pain which has reached over 13 countries. Anjelo has extensive experience, having worked with chronic illnesses (pain, fatigue, mental illness) for almost two decades. He not only helps individuals but also consults with corporations (State and National), and government departments on best practice wellbeing and disease/injury management.

  • Carla Sunner

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    Carla Sunner

    Carla Sunner is a Clinical Nurse Consultant for the PACE-IT project. She has diverse experience in acute health care, remote, community and in critical care environments. She has worked both in the community in the private and in the public sphere. Through this work Carla has developed strong partnerships with RACFs and formed extensive networks across the aged care sector. Most recently Carla is co-ordinating the PACE-IT research project and is a PhD candidate with the University of Newcastle. Carla's main interest is ensuring there is strong equitable outcomes for older people in aged care.

  • Catherine Eggett

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    Catherine Eggett

    Catherine is a Physiotherapist with significant experience in project management and clinical redesign across acute and primary care having held positions with Northern Sydney Local Health District, Hunter New England Central Coast Primary Health Network, and the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation. She is dedicated to improving virtual care experiences and outcomes, informed by data, research evidence and consultation with patients, clinicians and managers. In 2020, Catherine completed a Knowledge Translation Fellowship with NSW Regional Health Partners and is currently undertaking a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Redesign with the Centre for Healthcare Redesign at the Agency for Clinical Innovation.

  • Centaine Snoswell

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    Centaine Snoswell

    Dr Snoswell is a Health Economics Research Fellow with the Centre for Health Services Research, focusing on the economic evaluation of telehealth. Dr Snoswell currently working with the NHMRC Partnership Centre for Health System Sustainability to explore the economic efficiency of implementing telehealth initiatives in Australia. Previous research projects include partnership with The Centre of Research Excellence in Telehealth (CRE) and an economic evaluation of teledermatology in the area of skin cancer.

  • Christina McInally

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    Christina McInally

    Chrissie has 23 years of nursing experience and has worked in many positions at Rockhampton Hospital over the last 17 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.

  • Esther Chan

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    Esther Chan

    Esther is a clinical psychology registrar at the Child Development Unit, the Children’s Hospital at Westmead. She has experience and training in the assessment and treatment of children with a range of difficulties including developmental, learning, emotional and behavioural challenges. Esther also has research experience in the area of children and adult mental health in Australia and overseas. Esther’s areas of clinical and research interests include developmental disability, early intervention and assessment, and supporting individuals from a culturally and linguistically diverse background.

  • Harrison Edwards

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    Harrison Edwards

    Dr Harrison Edwards received a medical degree from James Cook University in Townsville and has worked at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane and Flinders Medical Centre in Adelaide. He has further clinical experience in the United States, India, and Africa, and has published on various topics with a focus on dermatology, infection control, and public health. He is completing a Master of Epidemiology at the University of Queensland, and has worked with the Dermatology Research Centre in 2019. He continues clinical dermatology work at Princess Alexandra Hospital as a senior house officer.

  • Helen Haydon

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    Helen Haydon

    Helen works across a range of projects in both the research and consultancy arms of the Centre for Online Health, Centre for Health Services Research. 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).

  • Julie-Ann Brydon

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    Julie-Ann Brydon

    Julie-Ann is the Team Leader for the Specialist Palliative Care Service on the Gold Coast, graduating with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy from UQ in 2006, and a Masters in Stroke Management in 2011. Julie is currently acting as the Team Leader for the Specialist Palliative Care Rural & Remote Telehealth Service (SPaRTa) overseeing the implementation and ongoing evaluation of a Statewide telehealth model into regional and remote Queensland. Julie has a passion for Palliative care education, leadership and improving the profile of Allied Health within Palliative Care.

  • Katherine Lamont

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    Katherine Lamont

    Katherine Lamont is a Project Officer in Clinical Telehealth Development for WA Country Health Service. Katherine has had a long varied career in country health, both as a Physiotherapist and in her current Project Officer role, which has given her a wide and encompassing knowledge and understanding of rural and remote allied health issues and trends, both state and national. Katherine is particularly passionate about supporting allied health professionals in the country and increasing their opportunities for further education and training.

  • Kathryn O'Neill

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    Kathryn O'Neill

    Kathryn O'Neil has an extensive background in clinical care and management, most recently with the Wesley Hospital and now Tunstall Healthcare. She is an experienced and dedicated professional with a focus on excellence in customer service and effective communication and leadership. Kathryn also has a strong interest in best practice data management, realising the benefits of large-scale health data analysis and it's ability to inform heatlhcare at the individual patient level.

  • Marrisa Ryan

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    Marrisa Ryan

    Marissa has two decades worth of experience as a cancer pharmacist in both Australia and the United Kingdom. She completed her Master of Health Management in 2013 and Postgraduate Diploma of Clinical Pharmacy in 2018. Her interests include: the safe and effective use of oral cancer therapies; developing the role of the cancer pharmacist in the day unit and outpatient setting; quality improvement projects; and strategic planning. Marissa is a PhD Candidate at The University of Queensland and with her research team, is working on a study to develop, implement and evaluate a cancer pharmacy telehealth service.

  • Mary Sticca

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    Mary Sticca

    Mary has over 15 years’ experience as an Exercise Physiologist and Exercise Scientist with national accreditation. She has worked across numerous schemes both compensable and noncompensable,in private settings including private hospitals and health clinics both as an Exercise Physiologist and Rehabilitation Consultant. She has extensive experience in chronic illness and pain, working collaboratively with GP’s,specialists and health care providers delivering comprehensive programs for the prevention and management of chronic disease. Mary has a keen interest in delivering functional rehabilitation programs with a cognitive coaching approach utilising CBT, ACT and MI.

  • Megan Ross

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    Megan Ross

    Dr Ross is a physiotherapist and postdoctoral researcher at The University of Queensland focusing on accessing and utilising health care, specifically in relation to digital health (including the rapid transition to telerehabilitation) and consumer perspectives. Megan's PhD was in the area of lower limb tendinopathy, where she characterised the clinical presentation of tibialis posterior tendinopathy. Dr Ross has secured an external, competitive grant as CIA (Physiotherapy Research Foundation; $9900) and is leading an international team of researchers who are aiming to impact policy and practice in the area of LGBTQIA+ access to healthcare globally.

  • Michael Williams

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    Michael Williams

    Michael Williams was Director of Child & Adolescent Health Service at Mackay Base Hospital (MBH). He was a paediatrician in Mackay, Queensland for over 39 years, providing outreach clinics and telehealth support for rural sites, relocating from Mackay in 2020. 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 rural Queensland, Queensland Paediatric Telehealth service – www.qldpaedtelehealth.com.au.

  • Monica Taylor

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    Monica Taylor

    Monica Taylor is a Senior 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 allied health, Indigenous health, palliative care, 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.

  • Nicolette Ellis

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    Nicolette Ellis

    Nicolette Ellis is an award-winning Senior Clinical Pharmacist for Beyond Pain and has specialty experience in persistent pain, chronic fatigue, mental health, and substance use disorder. Nicolette is an early adopter of digital healthcare and has been conducting pharmacological reviews via telehealth with clients for several years. Nicolette has significant experience working in multidisciplinary settings. Recently, she traveled the country teaching other pharmacists about pain management and liaising with GPs in the context of persistent pain management. This specialist experience means she is only but a handful of pharmacists with these unique skills in the country. Nicolette’s expertise lies in her ability to develop reports and liaise with local GPs regarding medication plans. She provides easily actionable and safe recommendations and stepwise approaches to starting for starting, changing, or ceasing medications.

  • Shannon Nott

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    Shannon Nott

    Dr Nott is considered a leading expert on telehealth, having spoken at multiple national and international conferences.
    Through the COVID pandemic, Dr Nott was tasked with leading the NSW Virtual Care Community of Practice, directly inputting into NSW Ministry of Health COVID priorities and activities to address the sudden take up of virtual care programs across the state. During this time, he also has been appointed as the NSW Health Virtual Care Accelerator Clinical Director, tasked with support Local Health Districts, Specialty Hospital Networks and the broader NSW Health system to adopt virtual care programs across eight key priority areas.

  • Silvia Pfeiffer

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    Silvia Pfeiffer

    Dr Silvia Pfeiffer is the author of the book "Beyond the Clinic - Transforming your Practice with video consultations". As the CEO and Co-founder of Coviu Global, Silvia is driven by a global mission to make video consultations part of every clinician's toolbox that will transform healthcare. With more than 18 years of experience in building new Web video solutions, Silvia has worked at leading corporations including Google, Mozilla, W3C and CSIRO. Coviu is her second startup. Silvia has a double degree in computer science and business management and manages sales, marketing, investments, and product strategy at Coviu.

  • Stephanie Champion

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    Stephanie Champion

    Stephanie Champion is a Research Associate with Flinders University and an Associate member of the Caring Futures Institute. Her research focus is on finding digital solutions to improve health and wellness in home settings. Her recent projects include exploring the use of devices to monitor physical activity, predict CVD risk, and investigating technological approaches to deliver personalised care, support healthy ageing amongst older Australians. Stephanie’s current role is with the Country Heart Attack Prevention Project investigating opportunities to use consumer grade activity trackers to help support rural and remote cardiac rehabilitation patients achieve healthy activity levels.

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  • Genevieve Johnsson

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    Genevieve Johnsson

    Genevieve joined Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) in early 2009 as a psychologist providing support to individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. Genevieve is currently employed in the role of Practice Leader (Innovation) and has overseen the development and delivery of Aspect’s telepractice programs. Genevieve completed her PhD at the University of Sydney investigating models of technology-based training and support for rural and remote professionals. Genevieve has continued her research in collaboration with the University of Sydney focusing on the delivery of Allied Health and Positive Behaviour Supports via telepractice.

  • Javad Pool

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    Javad Pool

    Javad Pool is a PhD candidate in Business Information Systems at The University of Queensland. His research interests include digital health, telehealth adoption and use, data privacy, cybersecurity, and the effective use of health information systems. Javad's research has been published in medical informatics research outlets including the 'International Journal of Medical Informatics' and 'Studies in Health Technology and Informatics'.

  • Kim Bulkeley

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    Kim Bulkeley

    Kim is a senior lecturer at the Sydney School of Health Sciences and the Centre for Disability Research and Policy at the University of Sydney. With over 25 years experience in the community disability sector in front line, management, policy and research roles, Kim is passionate about her current research work to increase access to quality allied health services. She is a respected leader in rural and remote disability research with a focus on the engagement of communities in the development of innovative service designs, including telepractice,  to increase access for people with disability and their families.