DHW 2022 Contributors

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Digital Health Week 2022 would not have been possible without the support, involvement and expertise of a number of contributors.


Twitterati /ˌtwɪt̬.əˈrɑː.t̬i/
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The Digital Health Week 2022 Twitterati is made up of six researchers in digital health. Over the course of Digital Health Week 2022 they will be sharing their reflections, experiences, and questions with the community on Twitter. We encourage you to learn more about them and from them! #DigitalHealthWeek22 

Dr Chris McMaster@DrCMcMasterChris is a doctor and clinical data scientist, working in rheumatology & clinical pharmacology at Austin Health. He is also a PhD student in applied machine learning at the University of Melbourne, using multi-modal data for medication safety and pharmacovigilance. His other research interests include applications of machine learning in the diagnosis and prognosis of rheumatic diseases, specifically giant cell arteritis and polymyalgia rheumatica.Profile picture of Chris McMaster
Carlos Ivan Mesa Castrillon@mesacastrillonI am a physiotherapist from Colombia, currently, in my last year of PhD in the Faculty of Medicine and Health at The University of Sydney, Australia, and was awarded a Scholarship from the Colombian government. At the University of Sydney, I have been working as a Research Assistant and Clinical Trial Coordinator for The Empower Study: EHealth to empower musculoskeletal pain patients in rural Australia, research sponsored by Medibank Better Health Foundation. Through the results of our research group, we are promoting healthcare strategies and government policy to improve the access to care, enhance supportive environments for physical activity and promote education in the community regarding musculoskeletal pain to reduce the gap between rural and urban communities. Besides, strategies as eHealth bring the possibility to get closer, in an efficient manner, to remote towns, which allows people with musculoskeletal pain to save time and money by reducing or eliminating travel time to healthcare facilities meanwhile receiving tailored advice and educational resources. Profile picture of Carlos Mesa Castrillon
Dr Megan Prictor@MeganPrictorMegan Prictor is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne Law School and a collaborator with the University’s Centre for Digital Transformation of Health. As an academic lawyer her research is at the nexus of law, health and emerging technologies. Particular focus areas include informed consent, health data governance, clinical decision support systems, and audio/visual recording of healthcare consultations. Megan is a 2021 Dyason Fellow, collaborating with the University of Auckland on the secondary research use of government-held personal data. She also holds a University of Melbourne Early Career Researcher Grant for research into the integration of genomic data with networked electronic medical records.
Rebecca Raeside@RebeccaRaesideMy name is Rebecca Raeside, I’m a PhD candidate at the University of Sydney. I have worked over the past 3 years to support research projects on accessible text message programs to help support and improve the health of people with people above a healthy weight, heart disease, lung disease, and cancer which ultimately led to the idea behind my PhD, which is to co-design and test a text message program to support young people and improve their physical and mental health. My passion lies in developing population level prevention programs to ultimately reduce risk factors and prevent the development of chronic diseases in the future. I also love working with young people to learn what they are passionate about and design these programs in conjunction with them so that they are more engaging and effective in the long run! Young people are so technologically savvy and it’s crucial that we as researchers can meet them on their level to help support them to improve their health. I’m looking forward to hearing about all the amazing digital health research being done and connecting with you all during #DigitalHealthWeek22!Profile picture of Rebecca Raeside
Dr Camille Short@CamilleShort_auDr Camille Short is a senior behavioural scientist @unimelb. Her research generates insights into how to deliver effective and compassionate allied health interventions remotely. She is driven by wanting to improve supportive care services for cancer survivors and others with chronic or complex health issues. Profile picture of Camille Short
Emma van der Schyff@EmmaVDSchyffMy name is Emma and I am undertaking my PhD with the Cyberpsychology Research Group. The project is focussed on videogame players’ mental health outcomes and their mental health help-seeking behaviour. I am very fortunate to be supervised by an incredible team, Associate Professor Andrew Campbell, Dr. Krestina Amon and Dr. Rowena Forsyth. I’m passionate about researching the impact of technology on behaviour, and how we can develop cohort-specific strategies to direct individuals to mental health support.
I’m really looking forward to Digital Health Week 2022!
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