A/Prof Leanne Boyd
Leanne was appointed as Executive Director Nursing and Cabrini Institute at Cabrini in 2014 and has over 20 years experience in health professional education. Previously she worked for Monash University as Director of Academic Programs (Middle East) for the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health and as a Head of Department of Paramedicine within the School of Primary Health Care.
Leanne completed her PhD investigating health program evaluation models in 2009. She has been successful in attracting over 21 million dollars in tenders/contracts and 3 million dollars in research grants during her academic career. She is currently supervising six PhD students.
Professor Franz Konstantin (Tino) Fuss
Tino has a dual background in medicine (Vienna University) and bio-engineering (University of Strathclyde). Tino was an associate professor at both Vienna University and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He was also instrumental in the development of the bioengineering program at Nanyang Technological University. Tino was the Sports Engineering Professor and team leader of SportzEdge Program at RMIT University, and received the University Innovation Award and the University Research Team Award for his achievements.
He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Sports Technology, and the leading Editor of the first Handbook of Sports Technology and Engineering ever written. He is now at Swinburne University of Technology in the Centre for Design Innovation to focus on research in smart sports and health equipment, biomedical engineering, and sports engineering.
Peter Gambell is the Principal Scientist of Haematopathology and the Deputy Operations Director of the Pathology Department at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne. He graduated from RMIT (BAppSc-MLS) in 1992 and worked at The Austin Hospital for almost 10 years. After spending the first few years in Haematology & Blood-bank labs at The Austin, he moved across to the Immunology laboratory where he developed his passion for Diagnostic Clinical Flow Cytometry. He moved to Dorevitch Pathology in 2001 where he setup a diagnostic Oncology Flow Cytometry laboratory. He has held his current position at Peter Mac since 2002. Peter completed his Masters in Health Services Management at Monash University in 2005.
He is currently a Project Panel member of the International Committee for Standardization in Haematology (ICSH), working on the development of a new “gold”standard method for WBC differential counting. He is the author or co-author on 100+ scientific/medical manuscripts and abstracts at numerous National and International Scientific Meetings spanning 20+ years. He recently Project Managed the relocation of the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre Pathology Department from the East Melbourne site to the new Peter Mac at the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) in Parkville. He will present on this topic.
Dr Nicola Kayes
Dr Nicola Kayes, Associate Professor in Rehabilitation, is director of the Centre for Person Centred Research (PCR) at Auckland University of Technology. PCR has three core, inter-related purposes that guide their work: Rethinking rehabilitation, embedding person-centredness, and making a difference. With a background in Health Psychology, Nicola’s research predominantly explores the intersection between health psychology and rehabilitation.
She aims to challenge conventional rehabilitation practice through the development and testing of novel strategies to support people living with the disabling consequences of injury or illness to engage in rehabilitation and manage their long term health needs.
Assoc. Prof. Steve Reay
Steve Reay is co-director of the Design for Health and Wellbeing lab (DHW Lab), a collaboration between the Auckland District Health Board and Auckland University of Technology. The DHW Lab was initiated to develop an intentional relationship between design and health and wellbeing, underpinned by interdisciplinary collaboration and a strong focus on people centered design approaches.
Steve’s current research builds on his background in biology and ecology and explores the potential benefits of collaboration between design and other disciplines.
The DHW Lab is used as a platform of research to explore how products, users and environments may positively impact on our health and wellbeing to better understand how communities, society and the wider environment relate and interact, and how design may be used to positively enhance these interactions.
Charlotte Ruben is an architect and partner at White Arkitekter, the largest architectural office in Scandinavia. She graduated from the Lund School of Architecture in 1994, and joined White the same year. Charlotte began her career as an urban designer, but gradually moved focus towards healthcare design.
In 2006, she and her winning team were awarded first place in the international competition for a new university hospital building at Karolinska Solna in Stockholm. Led by Charlotte, the team was responsible for developing and implementing the Design Strategy documentation that defines the concepts for the architecture and design. Commissioning of the 330 000 sqm project is between 2016-18.
Throughout the years, Charlotte has been involved in clinical as well as technical design processes – from the holistic nature of urban planning to the human centric and specific details of the single patient room. Since 2014, Charlotte has had the responsibility for a brand new operation- and intervention facility at Karolinska Hospital Huddinge. The 30 000 sqm facility will be commissioned during 2019.
One of the leading profiles in the design network of Swedish healthcare professionals, Charlotte is frequently engaged in the ongoing debate about sustainable and holistic solutions for many of the new healthcare buildings that are now being planned and built in Sweden. Since 2015, Charlotte has held the position of Director of White Healthcare International.
Debbie Ryan is the founding owner of McBride Charles Ryan. With her singular design abilities, acute sense of composition and extensive product knowledge, Debbie has earned a wide and welldeserved reputation. Both scientific and intuitive, Debbie has the special ability to conceive design schemes that perfectly meet the requirements of each client and each building.
With skills in negotiation she enables the practice to align the often disparate requirements found in large client groups without compromising the specificity of unique design concepts. Debbie’s work has been published widely and has led to Debbie being recognised as a public speaker and critic of design. Under Debbie’s leadership, the firm has won numerous awards including World Architecture awards for ‘The Klein Bottle House’, ‘Fitzroy High School’, ‘PEGS Senior School – The Infinity Centre’, ‘Ivanhoe Grammar Senior Years & Science’, ‘Dallas Brooks Community Primary School’ and ‘Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC. MCR’s projects have been published in influential magazines such as The Architectural Review, Architecture Australia and Indesign. MCR was also the subject of a documentary by the ABC titled ‘Life Architecturally’.
Debbie believes that architecture should never relinquish experimentation and uses architecture of all scales as a means to this end. With each project, forms, spaces, materials and context are all up for grabs. MCR works on a wide range of project types where each project explores the tension between the program, local tradition and experimentation.
Professor Kevin Tseng
Kevin C. Tseng received the Ph.D. degree in product design and development from De Montfort University, UK in 2005. He has extensive expertise in a number of inter-related subject areas, including medical design, health care and promotion research, collaborative product development, and human-computer interaction. He has developed the systems and commercial products in many domains, such as the healthcare industry, and gained the good applications and marketing sales.
Prof. Dr. Tseng is currently the research fellow of the department of physical medicine and rehabilitation (joint appointment) at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and the professor of industrial design, the founding directors of the medical design school and the product design and development research group at Chang Gung University, which has a high reputation, both on a national and international level. It has strong links with several industries, such as InnoSpread Co., Ltd., Cheer Digiart Co., Ltd., Advantech Co., Ltd., Hitachi Taiwan Co., Ltd. and ITRI. He has received several awards from the government and institutions: Dr. Ta-You Wu memorial award (Outstanding Research award) in 2014, MOST distinguished research awards since 2012, CGU outstanding research awards in 2012 and 2015. He has secured a large number of research projects (76 in a total of approximately £5.8m) from government grants (Taiwan and overseas) and through industry. He has published 92 research papers in reputed journals and conferences and held ten patents. In addition, he has been invited as a keynote speaker to several academic and industrial events and also served on program and organizing committees for numerous international conferences and workshops. He is currently on the editorial board of several international journals.
Lab4Living, Sheffield Hallam University
Professor Paul Chamberlain
Professor Paul Chamberlain’s work explores the multi-sensory aspects of design and the role of artefacts that help define pertinent societal questions as much as present solutions. His interest lies in designing and developing tools and methods to encourage and engender social innovation and apply this with a focus on healthcare, disability and ageing. Paul says design is as much about defining the question as providing the answer and interdisciplinary collaboration provides an exciting platform for new creative opportunities.
Dr Claire Craig
Dr Claire Craig previous career working as an occupational therapist in the health and social care sector has gave her hands on experience for her research in promoting wellbeing in older adults, including people with dementia. She believes design has a key role to play within this and one of the dimensions of her work has been in the development of therapeutic environments and spaces.