The Digital Health HDR Network is an informal group to bring together emerging researchers working in digital health or with an interest in digital health research. In addition to Higher Degree Researchers undertaking Master’s and Doctoral degrees, the network is open to Honours, capstone and other students undertaking research in this space. The Network holds an annual showcase in November that features presentations related to the showcase theme for that year, as well as rapid fire presentations from digital health HDRs at the University of Sydney.
The Digital Health HDR Network was established in 2018 with support from Professor Tim Shaw, as well as the School of Health Sciences eHealth and Healthcare Delivery Theme Advisory Group.
In 2019 the Network received a Student Life Grant from the DVCE endorsed by Associate Professor Steve Cumming, which supported the activities of that year. In 2019 the network was supported by University of Sydney academic and general staff: Anna Janssen, Andrew Campbell, Brad Ridout, Amy Genner and Jacqueline Wells, as well as HDR students: Matthew Naylor, Rebecca Chen, and Candice Donnelly.
Join the HDR Network
2020 HDR Showcase: Getting to the finish line
More information and register for the event here: https://uni-sydney.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5l2mVJcZSCOAZX78Xpi65w
Past Digital Health HDR Network Events
2019 HDR Showcase: Digital Health Careers
Raising your research profile online and face-to-face
Choosing the right tool for your research question
Articles and online resources of interest
The Thesis Whisperer
Rejection of rejection: a novel approach to overcoming barriers to publication | Chapman, C., & Slade, T. (2015). Rejection of rejection: a novel approach to overcoming barriers to publication. Bmj, 351, h6326.
Toolkits, guidelines and resources to support research
Resource Useful for
Covidence Online resource to make collaborating on systematic reviews easier. A list of articles for review can be uploaded and co-reviewers can easily review based on title and abstract and full text.
University of Sydney Networks, Groups and Events
Discipline of Biomedical Informatics and Digital Health
The Discipline of Biomedical Informatics and Digital Health was established by the Faculty of Medicine and Health in 2020. It is led by Associate Professor Adam Dunn. The discipline runs a fortnightly lunchtime seminar series and has a newsletter that may be of interest to Digital Health HDRs.
eHealth@Sydney The University of Sydney hosts an annual conference to showcase digital health research. The event has a strong HDR presence and Network members may wish to submit abstracts to present at future conferences. Highlights from the 2020 event are available here
eHealth and Healthcare Delivery Theme Sydney School of Health Sciences is home to a research theme on eHealth in healthcare. HDR Network members within Health Sciences may be interested in engaging with this group. The theme also has an active twitter feed @ehhsr_usyd
Sydney Informatics Hub Workshops The Sydney Informatics Hub is an initiative of The University of Sydney. They run training on data science, statistics, programming, bioinformatics, research computing, and research data management which may be of interest to HDRs researching digital health.
Cancer Research Network The Cancer Research Network connects researchers within The University of Sydney with teaching hospitals and affiliate research bodies. They may run events of interested to Digital Health HDR Network members working in cancer.
Library Research Workshops The University of Sydney Library runs a range of workshops on research.
External Networks, Groups and Events
Digital Health CRC The Digital Health CRC is a cooperative research centre that supports collaborative projects between industry and academia. The centre runs a series of webinars on topics that would be of interest to Digital Health HDRs. You can see publicly available webinars here
Australian Institute of Digital Health The Australian Institute of Digital Health is. The run events which may be of interest to Digital Health HDR Network members. You can view them here