Collaborative Solutions eHealth Event -- University of Newcastle - Nutrition and Dietetics


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Collaborative Solutions eHealth Event -- University of Newcastle - Nutrition and Dietetics

  1. 1. Global eHealth Research and Innovation Cluster Global eHealth Research and Innovation Cluster. Professor Clare Collins Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics, Co-Director Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Fellow of the Dietitians Association of Australia Academic Leader, Global eHealth Research and Innovation Cluster Faculty of Health and Medicine School of Health Sciences 27 March 2014
  2. 2. 27 March 2014 3 Why a Global eHealth Research and Innovation Cluster? • Collective strength of harnessing expertise across multiple disciplines to provide innovation for health providers, patients and health educators • eHealth and health innovation are clear priorities for the NSW government, the Australian government and internationally
  3. 3. 27 March 2014 4 The University of Newcastle’s Research Strength • The University of Newcastle is a research-intensive institution with an exceptional record of achievement. • Ranked among the top three per cent of the world’s universities according to both the Times Higher Education World University and QS University Rankings. • The Australian government’s 2012 Excellence in Research Australia (ERA), the measure of the research performance of Australian higher education institutions, ranked the University of Newcastle as equal 7th for our research “well above world standard”. • Further the 2012 ERA found that 90% of our research was world standard or above. • The University is an established leader in health and medicine translating outstanding research into great innovation.
  4. 4. 27 March 2014 5 Global eHealth Research and Innovation Cluster Vision • to lead research, development, translation and commercialisation of health technology to the benefit of patients, clinicians, teachers, educators and the general public • to bring together representatives from within organisations, companies, agencies, government and the community to unearth priorities and challenges and to work together to produce collaborative innovative solutions for the benefit of Newcastle, NSW, Australia and beyond
  5. 5. 27 March 2014 6 Global eHealth Research and Innovation Cluster Key Research Capabilities • Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) – a pioneering partnership between the University of Newcastle, Hunter New England Local Health Disctict and the community that delivers key translational health and medical research and technology closely aligned to community health needs. • Applied Informatics Research Group (AIR) – research in the areas of health informatics, data cleaning and integration, identification of unusual personal, items of events, decision support, information visualisation, serious computer games, user interface design and modelling and simulation • The Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health (CRRMH) – this major rural initiative of the University’s Faculty of Health and Medicine and the NSW Ministry of Health aims to bring quality education and research programs to all rural areas of NSW through effective partnerships. • Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition (PRC PAN) – unique interdisciplinary expertise and leadership galvanising education and public health researchers, biochemists, exercise physiologists, food scientists, Accredited Practicing Dietitians, nutritionists and behavioural scientists to combat chronic diseases.
  6. 6. 27 March 2014 7 Global eHealth Research and Innovation Cluster Key Research Capabilities continued • Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour – intervention and service delivery to promote healthy behaviours and good quality healthcare across communities. • Priority Research Centre for Bioinformatics, Biomarker Discovery and Information-Based Medicine (CIBM) – committed to shortening the process for obtaining novel discoveries to achieve distinctively better outcomes in clinical practice and translational individualised medicine. • Hunter Creative Industries and Technology Centre (HCIT) – addressing creative, research and business opportunities. • Priority Research Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing – focus on the individual and social factors that affect the health and well-being of men and women as they age, and the ways in which communities and organisations respond to an ageing population.
  7. 7. 27 March 2014 8 Global eHealth Research and Innovation Cluster Key Research Capabilities continued • The Wollotuka Institute – important role in representing and supporting indigenous Australians. • Priority Research Centre for Translational Neuroscience and Mental Health (CTNMH) – increasing the understanding of brain/mental disorders including schizophrenia, stroke, pain and sensory dysfunction, ageing and cognition, depression and balance disorders. • Family Action Centre – practice, teaching and research centre working to strengthen families and communities through the integration of innovative family and community programs, research, teaching and dissemination. • Centre for Interdisciplinary Built Environment Research – innovative solutions in design and construction practice, spatial analysis and optimisation, industry policy and process, and project development.
  8. 8. 27 March 2014 9 Upcoming Events eHealth Innovation Seminar When: Friday 16 May 2014 Where: Newcastle City Hall (tbc) The eHealth Innovation Seminar will be held in conjunction with the 2014 Hunter Innovation Forum. Attendees will hear about the benefits of engaging with the Global eHealth Research and Innovation Cluster. Find out about: • Collaborative Engagement: What are the benefits for industry partners? • Working with academics partners - what does it involve? • Gaining a strong evidence-base to inform decision and policy making • Tax benefits of research collaboration Potential commercial benefits of research collaboration • Practical Matters: Research teams, project time-frames and deliverables • Intellectual property and how partnership agreements are formed • A case study of a recent successful industry and university partnership translated internationally with commercial and intellectual property outcomes
  9. 9. 27 March 2014 10 Upcoming Events eHealth Solutions Roundtable When: Thursday 19 June 2014 Where: HMRI Building, New Lambton Heights The Global eHealth Research and Innovation Cluster will host a Solutions Roundtable that will address challenges raised at the eHealth Innovation Seminar (16 May 2014). At the Roundtable, participants will discuss current health and technology challenges facing the relevant industries. Three separate streams built around the challenges identified at the eHealth Innovation Seminar will be facilitated by representatives from the cluster with the aim of identifying possible innovative and collaborative solutions. The Solutions Roundtable will consist of a morning session and an afternoon session (repeat of morning session) with a combined networking lunch. Expressions of Interest for both events : to Kate Hayes - or T: +61 2 4921 5287 .
  10. 10. THANK YOU Global eHealth Research and Innovation Cluster 27 March 2014 DISCUSSION