A/PROF Kathleen Gray

A/PROF Kathleen Gray

Positions

  • Educational design and development (Capabilities, Literacies)
  • Health informatics (Broadband health, Clinical informatics, Consumer health informatics, Digital health, E-health, Health informatics education)
  • 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)

Overview

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  • I hold a joint appointment in the Melbourne Medical School and the Department of Computing and Information Systems, and I do research at the intersection of health science and information science. 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 e-health: Educational strategy and policy for building health informatics knowledge, skills and attributes required to improve e-health competence in the health workforce
    •Health sector change arising from new technologies: Integration of emerging high capacity broadband 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, particularly in health professions

       

Affiliation

Member of

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

Publications

Selected publications

Research

Investigator on

Additional Grant Information

  • 2012-2013. Principal investigator. Health Service Provider Data Connectivity Requirements: Mapping a Path for a Broadband Enabled Healthcare Future. University of Melbourne Interdisciplinary Seed Grant.
    2012-2013. Co-investigator. Selfýomics: Addressing the Information and Communication Needs of the ‘Quantified Individual’ for Enabling Participatory and Personalised Medicine. University of Melbourne Interdisciplinary Seed Grant.
    2011-2012. Principal investigator. Mobile Augmented Reality: Exploring Information, Interface and Interaction in Blended Environments. University of Melbourne Interdisciplinary Seed Grant.
    2011-2012. Co-investigator. Seecare IPTV: Personalized Health Literacy Demonstrator. University of Melbourne Interdisciplinary Seed Grant.
    2010-2012. Principal investigator. Coordinated Interprofessional Curriculum Renewal for Ehealth Capability in Clinical Health Professional Degrees. Australian Learning and Teaching Council Priority Project.
    2010. Co- investigator. The Biomedical and Health Sciences Research Trail: Bringing Melbourne’s Scholarly Information to the Broader Community. University of Melbourne Scholarly Information Innovation Grant.
    2009-2010. Principal investigator. Web 2.0 Authoring Tools in Higher Education: New Directions for Assessment and Academic Integrity. Australian Learning and Teaching Council Priority Project.
    2006-2009. Co-investigator.  Educating the Net Generation in Australian Universities. Australian Learning and Teaching Council Innovation Project.

       

Awards

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

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Supervision

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 e-health: Educational strategy and policy for building health informatics knowledge, skills and attributes required to improve e-health competence in the health workforce
    •Health sector change arising from new technologies: Integration of emerging high capacity broadband 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 in health professions