Meet the Team
Prof James Boyd, Chair of Digital Health
James is a Digital Health Specialist, with over 25 years of experience working with large national population-based health administrative datasets to support innovation in the public sector and industry.
James is the inaugural Chair in Digital Health at La Trobe University. The digital health program at La Trobe University aims to address limitations and inefficiencies in the healthcare system resulting from the lack of ‘joined-up’ information, technology, evidence and knowledge.
He is passionate about big data and is an international expert in data linkage. His current research includes projects with healthcare partners using digital innovation to develop new models of care. This includes establishing and evaluating virtual care models for the health system and remote monitoring of patients.
Dr Urooj Raza Khan, Senior Lecturer, Digital Health
Urooj is a technologist, researcher/academic and digital health professional.
She completed her Doctorate of Information Technology from Charles Sturt University with a research focus on evaluation of the national digital health solution, My Health Record. She has also completed an MSc in strategic business and information systems (by research) and a BSc in computing.
Prior to research and academia, she worked in the information technology software industry to design, implement and manage various digital information systems in high profile public and private organisations for about 12 years.
She is keenly passionate about strategic digital transformation of health and contributing to the improvement of public healthcare outcomes. Her interest areas include digital health workforce development, research, design and implementation of solutions using emerging technologies.
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Dr Michael Liem, Lecturer, Digital Health
Michael is a biotechnologist and digital health professional. He completed his PhD in the applications of exosomes in cancer progression at La Trobe University. He also has an MSc in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics and a BSc in Biology.
His research experiences have been in the domains of cancer OMICs, rapid monitoring of disease progression and drug response, and targeted therapies through lipid nanoparticles. He has also taught in undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
He is now very enthusiastic about digital health research and education. He is particularly interested in the design, implementation, and evaluation of the virtual care models in healthcare settings. This includes the use of disruptive innovation such as genomics, bioinformatics, nanoparticles, regenerative and precision medicine in enhancing health-related outcomes.
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