Researcher biography

As a nursing informatics researcher, I am committed to the digital transformation of the Australian healthcare system. I believe in the power of digital health to improve the experiences of patients and clinicians, reduce healthcare expenditure, and improve population health. Currently, I am undertaking a post-doctoral research fellowship at the University of Queensland (Herston campus) funded by the Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre (DHCRC). The research involves digital maturity assessment of Queensland Health in collaboration with the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). My PhD (2019) was focused on mobile health design where I led a team to co-design Care4myHeart, a consumer health app to support heart failure self-management using the latest techniques in participatory, user-centred design. I remain passionate about clinician-led healthcare improvement and the advancement of nurses to lead change in research institutions, government and health services.

I was recently awarded Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Digital Health after successfully completing the requirements of the Fellowship by Training program and am an active member of the Institute. I was awarded the Vice-Chancellor's Leadership Award with my PhD certification in December 2019 and have received multiple awards for my contributions to research. Importantly, I received a bursary to attend a Summer School on user-centred design of eHealth and mHealth in Dublin and Stockholm with 36 fellow PhD students from across the world and was competitively selected to represent my hospital at the Magnet Nursing Conference in Atlanta, USA. This international reach is also demonstrated in presentations at several national and international conferences including volunteer roles such as being host to 2018's Health Informatics Conference at the International Convention Centre, Sydney. I conduct peer-previews for various academic journals that cross the domains of digital health and nursing.