Meet the Team
Project Manager & Academic Lead
Dr Susannah Soon brings expertise in product design, human-centred computing, AI and visualisation. Her project leadership extends to health, social impact, and sustainability, delivering tangible industry outcomes.
As EECMS Head of School, Professor Kate Brooks brings executive leadership and management to guide the Healthy Connections project.
Steering Committee Chair
Dr Judy Edwards AM brings strong leadership, unwavering commitment, and exceptional service across government, not-for-profit, health, and community sectors.
School of Electrical Engineering, Computing and Mathematical Sciences (EECMS) Directors
Electronic Engineering Director
Professor Iain Murray AM, Deputy Head of EECMS, brings expertise in biomedical sensors, device connectivity and networks, industrial cybersecurity, and assistive technology and rehabilitation engineering.
Professor Tele Tan AM, Deputy Head of EECMS, possesses expertise in machine learning, electrophysiology, participatory research, and team leadership.
Health Science Directors
Professor Andrew Maiorana brings expertise in optimising exercise testing and training for cardiovascular disease, developing innovative approaches in clinical practice to improve patient health outcomes.
Allied Health & Community Engagement
Dr Margaret Gidgup, with 30+ years of experience, focuses on enhancing health and welfare outcomes for Indigenous communities. Her expertise in diverse Aboriginal collaboration is crucial for advancing regional E-Health initiatives.
Community Health Director
Professor Tim Carey, an experienced remote clinician-researcher, brings expertise in rural evaluation and research methodologies. Leading figure in health inequality initiatives
EECMS Academic Leads
Dr Himanshu Agrawal’s expertise encompasses next-generation telecommunications, security, privacy, Digital Twins, IoT, and AI/ML.
Dr Kit Yan Chan brings a wealth of expertise encompassing artificial intelligence, machine learning, data mining, and algorithm design.
Mr Siavash Khaksar brings expertise in assistive and digital health technology, embedded systems, IoT, IIoT, digital systems, intelligent sensors, and applied machine learning.
Dr Sonny Pham brings his expertise in leveraging AI and computer vision to develop AI-powered technologies for low-bandwidth video communications in remote areas.
Dr Yifei Ren’s expertise encompasses wireless communication, reinforcement learning, IoT, and embedded systems.
Cyber Security Lead
Dr Reza Ryan brings expertise in autonomous cybersecurity and is instrumental in developing a secure & reliable virtual healthcare system tailored for remote areas.
Tahsin’s passion goes beyond acquiring knowledge; she is driven to channel her expertise into pioneering innovations, guided by profound sincerity and steadfast commitment to engineering disciplines.
Jaxson passionately engages in programming, cyber security, and computer-related pursuits, applying his skills to real-world scenarios and seizing opportunities. He aspires to leverage his studies for a positive impact.
Tristan is honed in on refining his skills for innovative AI-driven solutions, addressing real-world challenges. Driven by a keen analytical mind and a commitment to leaving a lasting impact, he navigates the ever-evolving landscape of AI.
Stanley finds joy in acquiring and applying technology for meaningful purposes, drawing from 30 years of experience in industrial automation. He continues to pursue innovation, creating solutions to enhance well-being.
Front End Developer
Robin, driven by a keen interest in software development, leverages his studies and skills to create innovative solutions that serve meaningful purposes, addressing challenges and improving existing solutions.
Front End Developer
Alin’s fuelled passion for software development drives him to actively seek collaboration with like minded individuals. With great drive, he is committed to crafting sustainable solutions to enhance well-being.
Shale combines his passion for health with a keen interest in leveraging technology to enhance healthcare services. He is dedicated to contributing positively to patient care through technology.
Jay’s pursuit of innovation is driven by a commitment to efficiently harness today’s technology for practical, real-world challenges, particularly in the realm of digital healthcare.
Xuelan is passionate about continual learning and gaining valuable industry experience. She aspires to contribute to collaborative projects for personal and professional growth, actively seeking meaningful experiences.
Full Stack Developer
Victor, driven by a fervent passion for software development and a keen interest in problem-solving, strives to craft sustainable solutions that contribute to the project’s success and enhance user experiences.
Kai combines her passion for emerging technology with a strong academic background and practical experiences. She demonstrates a keen eagerness for learning and embodies a collaborative spirit within the team.