A/Prof Beena Ahmed, IHealthE Connected Health Pillar Lead, was recognised for her outstanding achievements and contributions in digital health in the 2022 Telstra Health Brilliant Women in Digital Health Awards. The awards profile the careers and stories of women who inspire future leaders in the health and aged care sectors, and contribute to greater gender diversity in digital health.

Professor Oya Reside Demirbilek is the Co-Lead of Education Development at Tyree IHealthE. Oya is a designer-educator-researcher and a Professor of Industrial Design at UNSW. She is passionate about how industrial design can enhance life for everyone, and in particular, an ageing population. Her interests lie in co-designing with end-users and working with design research methods to create processes that help industrial designers define real problems, be more empathic, and identify genuine needs for their products.

Professor Erik Meijering is the Technology Lead for the new Image Analytics Research Pillar. With academic roots in electrical engineering and computational medical image analysis, Erik joined UNSW as a Professor of Biomedical Image Computing in the School of Computer Science and Engineering in 2019. You can read all about Erik's work and research and what it means to be a part of the Image Analytics Research Pillar. 

Working across the three pillars of her South Eastern Sydney LHD directorate, Lisa Altman oversees everything from the development of real-time patient data dashboards for clinicians to the investigation and implementation of research-driven clinical improvements to improve patient outcomes. She also represents the South Eastern Sydney LHD in the ongoing development of the Randwick Health and Innovation Precinct. It’s that aspect of her role that sees her working closely with the Tyree IHealthE team.

For close to a decade, cardiologist A/Prof Sze-Yuan Ooi was responsible for implanting cardiac devices in as many as 300 patients a year. He was also responsible for tracking the performance of those devices, typically via a remote monitoring device that flashed intermittently on patients’ bedside tables while feeding information back to the clinical team. The device was hugely beneficial from a clinical standpoint, but often a source of stress for patients who worried about the possible significance of every flash. Now, Sze-Yuan aims to help bridge the gap between the patient experience and the technical solutions put forward by ‘awesome engineering’ through his contributions to the IHealthE Connected Health program.