Digital Health Research Forum 2020


In collaboration with our friends at the Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre and Federation University, Western Alliance held the Digital Health Research Forum, which took place on Friday 14th February 2020 at Federation University, Mt Helen Campus, Ballarat.

The aims of the forum were to:

  • Create the Western Alliance Digital Health Research Hub; a collaboration of health professionals, researchers, consumers and industry experts who will help to set the agenda for digital health research in western Victoria
  • Bring ourselves up to date on current developments and evidence in the digital health space
  • Identify key issues and gaps in digital health across the western region of Victoria, and
  • Identify the key research questions that can be further developed and funded to improve health outcomes

The forum involved a mix of presentations and workshops in an interactive format, with guest speakers that included:

  • Mr Neville Board, Chief Digital Health Officer at the Department of Health and Human Services
  • Professor Tim Shaw, Professor of eHealth and Director of the Research in Implementation Science and eHealth Group (RISe) in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Sydney
  • Dr Isobel Frean, Senior Consultant at Digital Health CRC
  • Professor James Boyd, Chair of Digital Health at LaTrobe University
  • Professor Rajesh Vasa, Head Translational Research of Deakin University’s A2I2 Institute

To view the presentations given on the day, see below:

Neville Board presentation_Digital Health Research Forum_14 February 2020

Isobel Frean_Tim Shaw_James Boyd presentation_Digital Health Research Forum_14 February 2020_

Rajeash Vasa_Digital Health Research Forum_14 February 2020_