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Ms Helen Almond PhD

Ms Helen Almond PhD

RN RSCN MSc NP PGCertMgt, Hobart TAS 

Helen has been a registered nurse and sick children’s nurse for over 35 years. She holds a PhD in Digital Health & Informatics and an MSc in Clinical Nursing (Nurse Practitioner UK). She works with the University of Tasmania, College of Business and Economics, Tasmanian School of Business and Economics as course coordinator for the Graduate Certificate in Health Service Management (Quality and Safety). Helen holds an Adjunct Research role at the Swinburne University of Technology. She also contributes to the Australian Digital Health Agency strategic work plan as a highly experienced Clinical Reference Lead.

As a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Digital Health, the peak professional body for the digital health and informatics community, and vice chair of the nursing and midwifery community of practice, Helen represents nursing informatics for Australia on The International Medical Informatics Association committee.

Helen’s primary research focus is understanding the impact of digital health technologies on the delivery of person-centred health and care for all vulnerable communities. Through research, education and continuing professional development opportunities Helen has expand this focus toward health professional digital health and informatics capability. Understanding the impact of healthcare systems and embedded technologies for our future healthcare professionals and our established health professionals is considered fundamental.