Research Themes

SMART Health & Education

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SMART Health & Education draws on data, smart technologies, modelling and simulation techniques to support innovation and change in two of the fastest growing industry sectors in Australia today.

The SMART Health & Education research theme comprises of two research groups;
 


 

Digital Health and Smart Aged Care Service

The Digital Health & Smart Aged Care Service research group conducts cutting-edge, multi-disciplinary research and development to understand and drive smart application of digital technology. The goal is to enhance the quality, safety, efficiency, access and affordability of health and aged care services in Australia and internationally.

The Digital Health & Smart Aged Care Service Group aims to use the power of digital technologies to enable health and aged care reform initiatives that provide better and more targeted care for each individual patient. The Group conducts cutting-edge, multi-disciplinary research and development to understand and drive smart application of digital technology. The aim is to enhance the quality, safety, efficiency, access and affordability of health and aged care services in Australia and internationally. The Group is comprised of eight established researchers and seven HDR students. Current research topics include: using the existing Electronic Medical Records to aid patients with alcohol problems in treatment; health data analytics to improve emergency services; ontology-based, machine-readable knowledge management system to support evidence-based aged care; community-based chronic disease management underpinned by smart phone health app; data quality management for public health information systems and clinical research trials.   

Group Lead 

 


 

Smarter Schools & Digital Technologies

The Smarter Schools & Digital Technologies research group draws on cutting-edge data, smart technologies, modelling and simulation techniques to support innovation and change in education.

The Smarter Schools & Digital Technologies group aims to draw on cutting-edge data, smart technologies, modelling and simulation techniques to support innovation and change in education. This is an interdisciplinary group including data scientists, engineers, environmental and science educators, sociologists and specialists in educational technology. Drawing on expertise from a range of disciplines, the team is able to creatively tackle complex educational problems. The team works with schools, education departments and higher education institutions to design new methods to visualize and model teaching and learning processes, to study physical teaching and learning spaces, and to analyse how people work and learn in combined online, off-line and virtual spaces. By designing better ways to understand educational innovation and change, more schools, teachers and students will fully participate in digital society, today and in the future.

Group Lead  

Last reviewed: 16 November, 2018