Innovative research on health technologies has won UNSW’s Professor Johanna Westbrook the title of ICT Professional of the Year at the NSW iAwards. 

Professor Westbrook heads Australia’s largest health informatics evaluation research team, the Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research at the Australian Institute of Health Innovation. 

Her work focuses on communication and technology in health care, and includes more than 200 publications on issues as diverse as electronic medication records management and the impact on interruptions and multi-tasking on medical practice. 

The prize puts Professor Westbrook in the running for the national iAwards to be held in Melbourne on August 29. 

Software company Atlassian, the brainchild of UNSW alumni Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar, is also a national finalist after winning NSW gongs for next new product and tools. 

UNSW-affiliated NICTA – Australia’s ICT research centre of excellence – won the Industrial iAward. 

The industry-judged iAwards recognise outstanding achievements in the ICT sector.   

For more information visit the iAwards website.

Media contact: Susi Hamilton, UNSW Media, 02 9385 8920