In its inaugural year, the 2021 Brilliant Women in Digital Health award initiative set out to recognise and celebrate women in digital health for their outstanding achievements, while raising awareness about the opportunities in the sector and inspiring others to follow their lead.
Professor Karin Verspoor has been recognised for her contribution to technology development, as a computer and data scientist, with specific expertise in artificial intelligence (AI) and natural language processing. In collaboration with a myriad of health organisations and clinicians, Professor Verspoor’s work focuses on using her computational skills to transform biomedical data into actionable information, to help biomedical researchers find and organise information and knowledge, and to help solve problems in biomedicine and health that need AI. A Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Digital Health, Professor Verspoor’s contributions are in developing inter-disciplinary and inter-generational collaborations creating impactful digital health innovations.
Associate Professor Farah Magrabi co-chairs the Safety, Quality and Ethics Working Group of AAAiH and has played a key role in developing AAAiH’s Safety, Quality and Ethics strategic direction.