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Prof Farah Magrabi

I research artificial intelligence (AI) systems to ensure they are safely, ethically and effectively integrated into clinical and consumer practice.

I am a Professor at the Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University. An engineer by training, I have over 15 years’ experience in designing and evaluating digital health technologies for clinicians and consumers. I am also a credentialed Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Informatics (ACHI).

I am internationally recognised as a research leader in the safety of digital health. I have made a major contribution to documenting the clinical risks to patients by examining safety events in Australia, the USA and England. My research has shaped policy and practice including a new ISO specification for the surveillance and analysis of safety events (ISO/TS 20405). In recognition of this work, I received the Sax Institute’s Research Action Award in 2015.

My current research is focussed on investigating the safety and ethics of artificial intelligence (AI) in health. To this end I am co-chair of the Australian Alliance for AI in Healthcare’s working group on safety, quality and ethics. I also hold a Fellowship with the University of York’s Assuring Autonomy International Programme which aims to improve the safety of autonomous systems across the different industry sectors.


Leader, Patient Safety Informatics


Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University

Favourite things

Coffee, travelling, cooking

I’m passionate about

My family, leaving this world a better place

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