Welcome to new Fellows
Fellowship recognises your outstanding professional accomplishment in digital health and health informatics. You hold the highest membership level of the Institute, acknowledging your education, experience and the impact you make on the health sector. This month’s new Fellows include Prof Mal Thatcher; Board Member Philip Robinson: Prof Nilmini Wickramasinghe; Doug Vogel and Dr Helen Almond. Congratulations!
“The establishment of the AIDH from its predecessor member organisations is a milestone achievement for digital health in Australia and so important in a sector that is only just beginning to embrace digital.
It is a genuine privilege to be appointed a Fellow and I look forward to contributing to the important work of the Institute.
Prof Nilmini Wickramasinghe
Professor Digital Health & Deputy Director Iverson Health Innovation Research Institute
“I have been researching, advising and teaching in digital health for over 25 years in North America, Europe and Australasia. Now more than ever, we are witnessing the critical need for digital health solutions to support the health and wellbeing of people around the world. This is exciting but it also brings with it tremendous responsibility to design, develop and deploy high value, high quality and sustainable digital health solutions. Such an environment makes the role of the Australasian Institute of Digital Health of paramount significance. I feel very honoured and privileged to be a fellow of this Institute and have the opportunity to meet and work with so many knowledgeable and like-minded colleagues as we build the road forward for digital health. I look forward to future interactions and collaborations.
“The Digital Health future is challenging but bright!!
From both a personal and professional perspective, to be a Fellow of the Institute in 2020 gives me the extended opportunity to continue to contribute to the digital health future.
Looking forward to future interactions.
“To receive validation of my career and be awarded the Fellowship of the Australasian Institute of Digital Health is a singular honour. It means my ideals and efforts have been recognised by my peers; this only inspires me further!
I have been a registered nurse for over 30 years. Over this time, I have progressed to Nurse Practitioner (Primary Care) and most recently awarded a PhD in Digital Health and Informatics. I have had the opportunity to work on three continents, learning (personally and professionally) to deliver appropriate health and care needs in different societies and cultures. As a life-long advocate for people using health and care systems, my interest and beliefs developed in digital health, and its potential to deliver person/community-centred care. My research remains focussed on facilitating this. I remain passionate about preparing future, and facilitating current, health and care professionals for their role in digitally enabled person-centred care (breaking down the traditional silos); ensuring we equip all health and care professionals with capabilities to become the future leaders.
Principal Consultant Acrobatic Consulting Services
Non-Executive Director Australasian Institute of Digital Health
“As a long-time active participant at the annual Health Informatics Conference (HIC) and a Board Member of the Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA) and now AIDH for more than nine years, it is a privilege to be awarded Fellowship status at AIDH. During my time on the HISA Board, I was a strong supporter of creating a higher grade of Membership for HISA Members. The recent merger of HISA with the Australasian College of Health Informatics (ACHI) provided the perfect opportunity to inherit a Fellowship grade for what became AIDH and an opportunity for members to review their skill base against the Fellowship criteria.
It was gratifying to have it confirmed by my eminent peers on the AIDH’s Fellowship and Membership Committee that my qualifications and experience were in excess of the minimum criteria for Fellowship status and I encourage other members to check their eligibility for FAIDH status.