Contribute to the future of digital health
Computers and information technology have changed the way we can deliver medical services and help people live healthy lives.
There are a range of exciting PhD opportunities aligned to the Flinders Digital Health Research Centre, South Australia’s only university with a dedicated research centre for digital health. Flinders Digital Centre Research Centre brings researchers together across a range of disciplines, including experienced nurses and health science practitioners and technical experts in computing and engineering to develop and deploy digital solutions (such as apps and online portals) to support consumers in managing their own health, and for healthcare providers in delivering services using new models of care.
We have close industry partnerships with the aged care sector and links to other research groups in health and technology.
The Flinders Digital Health Research Centre supports diversity and warmly welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates and those with lived experience of disability or marginalisation. We also welcome and encourage your own research project ideas
Why undertake a PhD in Digital Health at Flinders
A PhD will help you hone your expertise and craft a career full of possibilities in this exciting and growing field. Digital health advances have: helped nurses deliver telehealth and online support to patients thousands of kilometres away; improved patient recording systems; enabled health data to be used to gain live-saving insights; and developed new devices like wearables to help people manage their personal health and wellness. Through an independent research project, you can make your contribution to technological and health advances and set up your successful career in digital health.
Flinders Digital Health Research Centre is a multidisciplinary research entity, established as a cornerstone in Flinders University’s expansion in the health technology domain.
Flinders Digital Centre Research Centre brings researchers together across a range of disciplines, including experienced nurses and health science practitioners and technical experts in computing and engineering. We have close industry partnerships with the aged care sector and links to other research groups in health and technology.
Nursing and Health Sciences, Medicine and Public Health
|Professor Anthony Maeder||Telehealth, personal monitoring|
|Professor Sue Gordon||Ageing well, population health data|
|Professor Jennifer Tieman||Health portals, evidence searching|
|Professor Robyn Clark||Cardiac health, chronic disease management|
|Professor Niranjan Bidargaddi||Mental health, digital profiling|
|Associate Professor Chris Barr||Digital health applications in rehabilitation and physiotherapy|
|Associate Professor Stacey George||Digital health applications in rehabilitation and physiotherapy|
|Dr Maayken van den Bergh||Digital health applications in rehabilitation and physiotherapy|
|Dr Didy Button||Digital health applications in clinical education and knowledge|
|Dr Lua Perimal-Lewis||Digital health app development intervention and trials, consumer digital health, clinical data science|
Science and Engineering
|Professor Trish Williams||Health data security, health smart homes|
|Professor David Powers||Conversational agents, text understanding|
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