Niranjan Bidargaddi, BEng C.Sc, PhD, is the Associate Professor of Digital Health at College of Medicine and Public Health Flinders University. He leads the People-centric Health Informatics lab based at Flinders Digital Health Research Centre Tonsley and SAHMRI. He is experienced in development, trial and translation of digital health programs (eg: Mental health apps search). He trained as a Computer Science Engineer, holds a PhD from Monash University (2007), and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at CSIRO in e-health (2008). Between 2009 to 2016, he worked in a largely operational health informatics role in South Australian Health Department. In 2018 he was awarded MRFF TRIP Fellowship to develop and translate a smartphone app which uses smartphone data to predict onset of mental health problems into clinical practice. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles, received over $3M grant funding from industry, government and competitive funding sources (as the lead investigator). He is a Chief Investigator of the ARC Industry Tranformation Research Hub on Digital Enhaced Living (2018-24), and has acted in leadership roles with three Cooperative Research Centers including Digital Health CRC.
His current research in digital health area has two objectives: (i) address health care access gaps and (ii) examine design of health and social awareness inside societal technologies that are part of every day life. His lab develops and tests real-time cloud based health applications of Health Records, wearables and apps using co-design and participatory approaches within a number of settings and populations, to help identify, monitor and support people’s health problems accurately, timely and continuously - beyond clinics in everyday living environments, and not just for treating illness but learning and preventing risks and promoting wellbeing.
aisquared.flinders.edu.au - Automated treatment adherence and care pattern monitoring
mindtick.flinders.edu.au - Real-time assessments
PhD - Bioinformatics (Monash 2007)
BEng C.Sc Hons (VTU 2003)
2018-20 TRIP Fellow, MRFF Next Generation Clinical Researcher Program
2019 Visiting Scholar, Department of Statistics, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Havard University
2017 Visiting Fellow, School of Public Health, The University of Michigan
2016- Fellow, South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute
2015-16 Visiting Research Scientist, Digital Health, VTT Technical Research Centre Finland
Digital Health, Health Informatics
PhD - NOV 2016
He is also the founding member and Co-director of goACT Pty Ltd, an Australian HealthInformation Technology startup that received seed funding fromCommericialization Australia, specializing in developing internet and mobile applications to deliver evidence based interventions and improving communication between patients and clinicians.
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