Bronwin Patrickson

Senior Research Fellow in Digital Health

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Tonsley Building
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Bronwin Patrickson is an experienced Digital Health Innovation Researcher with broad ranging creative innovation expertise in human-centered digital health design for emerging and AI technologies, including user experience design and health research translation. Her expertise is enriched by her complementary background in communication and digital culture studies.Her research interests include Technology Enabled Inclusive Service co-design, and Human-centred Creative Informatics.

Dr. Patrickson has extensive experience working with industry and across cultures. Her interactive design expertise spans data sharing technologies, enhanced media, networking and engagement.  Reflecting this Bronwin's expertise includes Creative Therapeutics, Cross Cultural Research, Digital Storytelling, and the Digital Environmental Humanities.


During a previous appointment at the University of Leeds, Bronwin successfully supervised over 25 masters dissertation projects to completion.

Bronwin is currently working as a Co-Investigator of the Automedic project innovating hospital medicine review processes with enhanced technologies, and the HTSA seed funded co-design of an automated clinical referral tool in rural mental health services.

Bronwin's expertise in digital environments extends to humanist interaction design, and storytelling.   Prior to her academic career Bronwin was an accomplished (ex ABC) producer. She has since designed a gamified essay writing helper application, an AI tree chatbot, a collaborative AI poetry postcard, proposed creative data-sharing innovations in Scotland, and documented the Wallace & Gromit Big Fix Up storytelling innovation Audience of the Future project. 

Honours, awards and grants

Bronwin is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and was the 2020 recipient of the IAMCR Climate Communication Award.  

She has been co-editing the open access Digital Culture & Education Journal since 2018

Key responsibilities

Stakeholder Liaison, Grant Funding, Protocol Development, Study Design, Data Collection, Data Processing and Analysis, Implementation Planning and Evaluation, Research Report Writing and Dissemination. Recruitment, Mentoring and Supervision of Research Staff.