Digital health and transformation are ever-present in health. Our research vision is to strengthen current tools and evidence to build an agile, efficient, and patient-centric digital health system. Our primary research work focuses on understanding and evaluating digital tools and their applications in healthcare services. We also focus our research on integrating digital tools across various levels of health systems to build capacity in training in digital health in Australia and across the Asia Pacific region.

Our goals

Our interdisciplinary team focuses on understanding the use of digital tools to improve health outcomes by adopting methods-oriented research programs. Our work encompasses the entire breadth of digital components including:

  • telemonitoring and telehealth 
  • wearables 
  • informatics
  • natural Language processing and machine learning 
  • big data 
  • diagnostics and medical devices. 

We operate across several cross-cutting themes in healthcare including infectious diseases, non-communicable diseases, maternal and child health, and health systems strengthening to name a few.

Research strengths

  • Evaluation of digital health tools.
  • Design and development of digital tools. 
  • Integrated digital systems.
  • Capacity building programs.
  • Maturity model assessment. 
  • Toolkit review and development.
  • Epidemic surveillance using digital systems.
  • Healthcare workforce strengthening using digital technology.

Our impact

Our team has developed and evaluated novel digital tools in improving health systems and outcomes. Our partnerships with global researchers have enabled us to make an impact at scale. Our partnerships with agencies such as the WHO Collaborating Centre for Digital Health has ensured we deliver valid solutions for context and settings.

Our experts

Lecturer Padmanesan Narasimhan
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Senior Research Fellow Sameera Ansari
Senior Research Fellow
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Senior Research Fellow Jitendra Jonnagaddala
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Global Health Lead Rohina Joshi
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Associate Professor David Heslop
Associate Professor
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Head, WHO Collaborating Centre on eHealth
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Lecturer (Population Health) Zhaoli Dai-Keller
Lecturer (Population Health)

Innovation & impact

Our teaching

We pride ourselves on the nexus of our teaching and research. We do this in partnership with communities, centres and institutes, health services and people with lived experience and expertise.

Our research & impact

Our research and impact promotes equity, strengthens health systems and improves access to high quality care for all people in Australia and worldwide.

Our strategy

Our Health 25 Strategy aims to improve the quality of life for all by tackling the complex and important health challenges of our times.
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