Researcher biography

Dr Farhad Fatehi is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the UQ Centre for Online Health. He also holds a Visiting Scientist appointment at the CSIRO Australian eHealth Research Centre.

In 2014, he completed a PhD degree in the field of Telemedicine, by evaluating the outcome of video teleconsultation (remote consultation using videoconference) for the management of diabetes, and comparing it with in-person consultation. He has published both original and review studies, and presented the results of his research in national and international conferences and meetings.

Dr Fatehi has contributed to the development of a mobile-based diabetes management system which is currently under evaluation for saving costs and improving the efficiency of outpatient clinics of diabetes. In 2015, he was awarded an Early Career Advance Queensland Fellowship for investigating the feasibility and effectiveness of a mobile health application for diabetes management. His research interest includes evaluation of telemedicine, mobile health (mHealth), and eHealth applications for the management of chronic diseases and in particular diabetes. He is also interested in the development of innovative models of health care using modern information and communications technology.