Sandra L J

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Sandra L J

Sandra L J


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Sandra L J

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University of Sydney

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Sandra L J Johnson is Clinical Associate Professor of the Children’s Hospital Westmead Clinical School of the University of Sydney. She is a past President of the Australasian College of Legal Medicine (ACLM) and she has been a council member of ACLM for many years. She has training and experience in Legal Medicine. She was a council member of the Division of Paediatrics and Child Health of the RACP from 2010 to 2013.

She is a developmental paediatrician who has been in private practice in Sydney for the past 30 years. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP), Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health UK (FRCPCH) and Fellow of the Australasian College of Legal Medicine (FACLM).
Sandra is the main author of “A clinical handbook on child development paediatrics” written for doctors and allied health professionals; she is the publisher and author of a book for parents “Your child’s development”; she has written a chapter in the textbook “Legal Medicine”; and she has written several peer reviewed journal articles.

Sandra has been doing private study on the implementation of AI and Machine Learning in Medicine. She gave the Stewart Reuter Lecture at the American College of Legal Medicine’s 59th Annual Scientific meeting in Los Angeles, California in February 2019 on “AI, Machine Learning and Ethics in Healthcare.” Her article on this subject has recently been accepted for publication with Journal of Legal Medicine, a USA medical journal. She presented on “The Brain Computer Interface” at the ACLM Conference in Canberra 26 & 27 October 2019.
Sandra is a member of the Australian Alliance for Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare (AAAIH) and she encouraged ACLM to become a partner member of AAAIH. She is the RACP representative on the Clinical Informatics Committee for the ADHD (Australian Digital Health Agency.)

She believes that Medicine will need to embrace the changes that comes with automated systems in healthcare and that doctors need to be well-informed about machine learning and artificial intelligence, so that ethical considerations regarding patients remain front of mind as the technology gets rolled our more broadly across healthcare.


Clinical Analytics, Digital Health, Informatics


Allied Health, Community, Medicine, University, Other

Other Discipline(s)

Private Clinical Practice Sydney


Clinical Care, Data Science, Human Factors

Domains of Interest

Building Digital Literacy, Promoting Informed Healthcare Delivery, Safely Managing & Sharing Information, Supporting Health, Wellness & Rehabilitation

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