A/PROF Kathleen Gray

A/PROF Kathleen Gray


  • Digital health (E-health, Telehealth)
  • Educational design and development (Capabilities, Literacies)
  • Health informatics (Clinical informatics, Consumer health informatics, Health informatics education)
  • Health information systems
  • Information and communication technologies in higher education (E-learning, E-assessment, E-research)
  • Social web technologies (Web 2.0, Social media)
  • Teaching and learning in higher education (Academic development, Scholarship of teaching, Educational quality)



  • I hold a joint appointment in the Melbourne Medical School and the School of Computing and Information Systems, and I do research at the intersection of health science and information science. My current research focuses on how the Internet and its associated technologies are reshaping society’s expectations of health system performance. My aim is to broaden and deepen critical understanding - among patients, clinicians, health service managers and health information specialists - of the ways that digital health affects their roles and responsibilities.



Member of

  • Australasian College of Health Informatics. Fellow 2011 -
  • Australian Library and Information Association. Professional member 1980 -


Selected publications


Investigator on

Additional Grant Information

  • 2019-continuing. Tracking personalised listening experiences of adult hearing aid users. In collaboration with researchers at the University of Melbourne. Deafness Foundation grant.
    2018-19. Australian Health Research Alliance primary care data quality management project. Melbourne Academic Centre for Health grant.
    2017-continuing. National Health Information Workforce Census: development of a minimum dataset for a National Health Information Workforce Census. Tasmanian School of Business and Economics Small Research Grant; funding from Australasian College of Health Informatics, Australian Digital Health Agency, Health Information Management Association of Australia, Health Informatics Society of Australia, Victorian Department of Health and Human Services.
    2017-18. Cairns and Mareeba telehealth preadmission clinic trial. In collaboration with co-researchers in Cairns and Hinterland Health Service. CHHS research seed funding grant.
    2014-18. Understanding the Australian public’s expectations of personalised genomics. Australian Research Council Discovery grant.
    2014-16. Telehealth to support structured monitoring to achieve targets for glycaemia in insulin-treated type 2 diabetes (T2D) in rural primary care. Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute Foundation Grant.
    2014-18. Optimal health: improving community health literacy and engagement with a psycho-social educational program. University of Melbourne Community Engagement Grant.
    2012-16. Self-omics: information & communication needs of the quantified individual for enabling participatory & personalised medicine. Institute for a Broadband Enabled Society Interdisciplinary Seed Fund.
    2013-14. Integrated home telehealth: NBN enabled telehealth pilot program. Funding from Commonwealth Department of Health.
    2012-13. Telehealth collaborative evaluation research initiative. Institute for a Broadband Enabled Society Interdiscipli



Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2001
  • M Env Sc, Monash University 1986
  • TTC (Secondary), University of British Columbia 1977
  • M Lib Sc, University of British Columbia 1977
  • BA (Linguistics), University of British Columbia 1975
  • Dip TESL, University of British Columbia 1974

Awards and honors

  • Fellow of the Australian College of Health Informatics, 2011



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • My current research interests include:
    •Public participation in health through new technologies: Patients’ and consumers’ use of web-based health information and communication, related health behaviours and health outcomes
    •Professional education for digital health: Educational strategy and policy for building health informatics knowledge, skills and attributes required to improve digital health competence in the health workforce
    •Health sector change arising from new technologies: Integration of emerging mobile and social technologies in healthcare and biomedicine, and their potential influence on health literacy, health services and research communication
    •E-learning, assessment and evaluation in higher education and continuing professional development -with a particular focus on health professions