Professor Anthony Maeder

Strategic Research Professor

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Tonsley (2.06)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Anthony Maeder joined Flinders University in April 2016 as Chair in Digital Health Systems from Western Sydney University, where he founded the Telehealth Research and Innovation Laboratory (THRIL) in 2010. He was previously appointed as Research Director of the CSIRO Australian eHealth Research Centre in Brisbane, from 2004 to 2008. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia and a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society. He is currently a member of the Standards Australia IT-14 Health Informatics Committee. Professor Maeder was president of the Australasian Telehealth Society in the period 2010-2012, and joined the Governing Board of the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth in 2013. In 2015 he was appointed as the Fulbright Distinguished Professor in Life Sciences and Agriculture at Kansas State University.


Grad Cert (Higher Ed), Queensland University of Technology 1999

PhD (Computing), Monash University 1992

MSc (Computer Science), University of Natal 1982

BScHons (Computer Science), University of the Witwatersrand 1980

BSc, University of Natal 1979

Honours, awards and grants

Fulbright Distinguished Professor in Agriculture and Life Sciences, Kansas State University 2015

Honorary Professor, College of Health Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal 2014

Distinguished Visiting Professor in Information Systems, Rhodes University 2013

Key responsibilities

Digital Health Systems

Research expertise
Computer software
Digital health
Health services research
Information systems
Other information and computing sciences
Other medical and health sciences
Public health and health services
Research interests

The Flinders Digital Health Research Centre research theme is "Digital Health Enabling Health Smart Living"

Research Programmes cover the areas of "Ageing in Place", "Wellbeing and Preventive Health", and "Smart Technologies for Health". Research is also conducted in a number of clinical areas such as Chronic Disease Management and Mental Health.

Emphasis is placed on applied research in real world settings, including Health Smart Home, Healthy Workplace, and Living Laboratories in the broader community.

The Centre is loacted at the new Tonley Innovation Precinct in Adelaide.

Supervisory interests
Artificial intelligence and image processing
Computer and electronic engineering
Computer human interfaces
Computer science
Digital health
Health and wellbeing resilience
Health behaviour change
Health data management
Human Machine Interface and Human Factors
Intelligent agents
Intelligent systems
Machine learning
Mobile technologies
Software engineering
Web 2.0 tools
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Characterising activity-based health behaviours through personal monitoring (1)
Associate supervisor: Cyber Security and Medical Devices (1), Patient Safety and Medical Devices (1), Evaluation and benefits analysis methods in telehealth (1), Improving the Dietary Habits of the Elderly Using ICT (1), Medication reminder system based on conversational agent (1), RFID location tracking technology for Health Smart Home (1), The use of Memory Encoding Strategies to Improve everyday Memory Performance and Promote Functional Perormance in Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment (1)
Principal supervisor: A framework for understanding and predicting the take up and use of social networking toos in a collaborative environment (1), Analysis of physiological signals using a fuzzy logic system (1), Classification of Common Basic Activities of Daily Living based using a rule based system (1)
Associate supervisor: Advances in clustering based on inter-cluster mapping (1)
Higher degree by research student achievements
Nathan Poultney

Global Telehealth 2016 Honourable Mention Student Paper Award - NOV 2016

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