Kathleen Gray, PhD
Health and Biomedical Informatics Centre
University of Melbourne, Australia
Dates of Visit: June 29, 2017
Purpose of Visit
While visiting CHES, Dr. Gray will be meeting with individual members of the CHES community. She is interested in how education in the health professions is being influenced by the expanding use of electronic / digital health technologies in professional practice (electronic medical records, automated decision support, mobile health tools, etc.).
Kathleen Gray holds a PhD in e-learning from the University of Melbourne Environmental Science, a Master of Environmental Science degree from Monash University in Melbourne, and a Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of British Columbia.
She is currently jointly appointed as an Associate Professor of Health Informatics in the Medical School and in the School of Computing and Information Systems at The University of Melbourne. Since 2016, she has been the acting Director of The University of Melbourne’s Health and Biomedical Informatics Centre (HaBIC). Over the past decade she has played a pivotal role in establishing Health Informatics as a focus of research and teaching in the University, and she is a member of the University’s advisory group on renewing research strategies to leverage data for health. As well she has substantial professional experience as an information and documentation manager and consultant, working with hospital libraries, academic publishers and community organisations.
Kathleen’s current research interests focus on two complementary areas: What impacts are new and emerging Internet technologies having on professional practice in healthcare, and what does this mean for learning and development of the health workforce? What impacts are new and emerging Internet technologies having on the roles and positions of patients, carers and citizens in healthcare, and what does this mean for managing and governing health systems?