Professor Johanna Westbrook

Professor Johanna Westbrook

Professor Johanna Westbrook

Director of the Centre for Health Systems and Safety ResearchAustralian Institute of Health Innovation

Phone: +61 2 9850 2402

E-mail: johanna.westbrook@mq.edu.au


Biography

BAppSc (Cumb) Distinction, GradDipAppEpid, MHA (UNSW), PhD (Sydney)

Professor Johanna Westbrook, is Director of the Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University. She is internationally recognised for her research evaluating the effects of information and communication technology (ICT) in health care.  She has over 390 publications and been awarded > $40M in research grants. Johanna has led important research in the development and application of approaches to evaluate ICT, including new tools and methods which have been adopted internationally. She has contributed to theoretical models regarding the design of complex multi-method ICT evaluations. Her research has led to significant advances in our understanding of how clinical information systems deliver (or fail to deliver) expected benefits and supported translation of this evidence into policy, practice, and IT system changes.   Johanna is currently leading research investigating the role and impact of ICT in the community and aged care sector. Johanna was elected as a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) in 2005, and is one of only three Australians to receive this honour.  In 2014 Johanna was named Australian ICT professional of the year by the Australian Information Industry Association for her research contributions. In 2015 she was appointed Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA). In 2016 she was appointed to the Board of the Australian Digital Health Agency.

University positions

Professor and Director, Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research

Broad research areas

Informatics Evaluation, Patient Safety, Health Information Systems, Ageing, Medication Errors, Health System Sustainability, Medical Informatics, Health Services Research, Epidemiology.

Publications

Google Scholar profile

Featured projects
Other projects

Current research projects

Society memberships and professional activities
  • Expert Advisory Committee, Agency for Clinical Innovation, 2018
  • Member NHMRC Partnership Grant Panel, National Health and Medical Research Council, 2018 → …
  • Chair Digital Health Safety and Quality Governance Committee, Australian Digital Health Agency, 2017 → …
  • Treasurer, International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA), 2017 → …
  • Ministerial Appointed Board Member, Australian Digital Health Agency, 2016 → …
  • Board Member, The Sax Institute, 2016 → …
  • Advisory Board, Deeble Institute for Health Policy Research, 2015 → …
  • Member NHMRC Partnership Grant Panel, National Health and Medical Research Council, 2015 → …
  • Member NHMRC Partnership Grant Panel, National Health and Medical Research Council, 2014 → …
  • Expert of International Standing Reviewer, Australian Research Council, 2010 → …
  • Project Grant Reviewer, National Health and Medical Research Council, 2006 → …
Specific research keywords

Patient Safety, Health Information Systems, Ageing, Medication Errors, Health System Sustainability, Medical Informatics, Health Services Research, Epidemiology.

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