Dr Annie Banbury completed her PhD in 2018 entitled “Digital Futures: E-health, health literacy and chronic disease self-management skills for older people”.  Annie’s research interests include using digital health for patient education, patient engagement and activation, and improving social support. Much of her work is focused in the community setting with health and social care providers. She is the Program Design and Implementation Lead for the Caring for Carers of People with Dementia study funded by a Dementia Aged Care Services Fund. This study builds on her PhD by co-designing a peer support intervention delivered by group videoconferencing into caregivers' homes throughout Australia.   

Annie brings over 25 years of experience of working in health in Australia and the UK.  She has a public health back and previous roles have included strategic and project development and management, stakeholder engagement, and lecturer.  She provides consulting services and has worked with a range of organisations including NSW Health and aged care providers. In 2009 she moved into research working with Indigenous and non-Indigenous participants on the Mull Hypothesis Study which was awarded Highly Commended in the National Drug and Alcohol Awards 2011.