Wearable Health Technologies and CALD Communities

Seminar & Stakeholder Consultation

 

 

Wearable Health Technologies and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Communities

Seminar and stakeholder consultation

Activity trackers, smart watches, health apps, personal heart rate monitors… the latest innovations in health are focussed on personal wellbeing: but what are the implications for communities? Come and hear expert insights, and tell us what you think the big issues are!

The Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health (CEH), the Research Unit in Public Cultures (RUPC), School of Culture and Communication at University of Melbourne and the Better Health Channel are presenting a seminar and stakeholder consultation on wearable health technologies and culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

Date: Thursday 28 July 2016

Time: 2.45pm – 6.00pm 

Location: Community Room, North Richmond Community Health, 23 Lennox Street Richmond VIC 

This seminar and stakeholder consultation will inform a new program of research developed by CEH and RUPC on the uptake and societal acceptance of wearable technologies for people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds.

Automatically-generated health information has the potential to inform care decisions, enhance consumer engagement and promote shared decision making. This seminar explores whether wearable technologies can realise these benefits or whether they exacerbate disparities for people from CALD backgrounds.

What to expect 

First part: Seminar 
A panel – 3 expert speakers and 3 youth respondents who will respond to what’s been said from their own unique perspective.

After the panel, there will be an opportunity for audience Q&A.

Second part: Stakeholder consultation 

Participants are invited to join breakout working groups to consider potential research needs for emerging wearable health technologies in the context of CALD communities. This consultation provides an opportunity for knowledge-sharing among participants in communities of interest, as well as helping set the agenda for the larger research program.

Focus areas will include: disability, community health, policy, developers, health workforce development, telecommunications/business services, consumer organisations, community organisations and research and development. 

Each breakout group will be facilitated by an expert in their focus area. The discussion will be documented and will inform the research program.

Speakers

Suneel Jethani

Suneel Jethani

Lecturer, The University of Melbourne

Suneel Jethani, a lecturer from the a University of Melbourne whose research focusses the convergence of location-aware and body-aware media technology through the use of health and fitness tracking devices

Janette Gogler

Janette Gogler

Chief Nursing Information Officer, Bendigo Health

Janette Gogler has worked in health informatics across a wide range of roles and is passionate about delivering systems and processes that work for the clinician and consequently drive clinical improvements. 

Sean McClowry

Sean McClowry

Partner with Deloitte Digital

Sean McClowry is a Partner with Deloitte Digital. His areas of focus include customer strategy, customer behaviour and digital disruption.  Sean has worked in a range of industry verticals including clean energy, financial services, public sector, telecommunications, consumer products and health. He is also the founder of Cleanleap – a company that provides clean technology insights in emerging economies.

MC - Dr Ruth De Souza

MC - Dr Ruth De Souza

CEH Stream Leader, Research, Policy and Evaluation

Dr Ruth De Souza is the Stream Leader, Research, Policy and Evaluation at the Centre for Culture, Ethnicity & Health. Her role is to to develop research evidence that supports CEH’s work in consumer participation, health literacy and cultural competence in the health and social care sector. After extensive experience as a clinician in mental health and maternal mental health, Ruth moved to the university sector where she has been an academic and researcher, and also has experience in community technology planning and evaluation.

Youth respondents

Bhargavi Battala

Bhargavi Battala

Graduate, MA Global Media Communications

Bhargavi has recently graduated from the University of Melbourne, with a Masters degree in Global Media Communication. Prior to this, she was a Test Automaton Engineer with Tata Consultancy Services, a major software consulting form in India, and her Bachelor degree was in Electronics and Communications Engineering. Not only does she understand the functionality of gadgets, but she is also interested in the social dynamic behind their usage. She uses a Fitbit, and other health applications on her phone, and she keenly observes the way people interact with technology, assisted by these devices. 

Mishell Hernandez

Mishell Hernandez

Post-graduate student

Mishell is a candidate for the MA of Global Media Communication at The University of Melbourne. She advocates cultural consciousness in the classroom and workplace, and believes in the value of critical dialogue across all media to promote understanding of various cultural liminalities. She enjoys reading about and consuming popular culture, arts, and media in English, Spanish, and Mongolian. With an organic and personal interest in linguistics, she also studies the relationship between language and identity in society’s many cross-cultural realities.

Registration

Please note spaces are limited. 

Our Partners

Anni-Tillack Benton

Anni-Tillack Benton

Event Coordinator


Frances Nolan

Frances Nolan

Acting Team Leader Communications & Online Development


Dr Danny Butt

Dr Danny Butt

Lecturer, The University of Melbourne

Dr Danny Butt lectures in the Centre for Cultural Partnerships and is a Research Fellow in the Research Unit in Public Cultures at the University of Melbourne, with extensive experience in new media as a designer, consultant and academic. He has consulted on new media development for organisations such as the United Nations Development Programme; ASEAN; the Australian Broadcasting Corporation; and Saatchi and Saatchi. He is an editor of the books Internet Governance: Asia Pacific Perspectives (UNDP/Elsevier) and PLACE: Local Knowledge and New Media Practice (Cambridge Scholars Press).

John Henderson

John Henderson

Senior Manager, Digital Strategy and Services, Department of Health and Human Services

John Henderson leads a team that manages Australia’s favourite health and medical information website – the Better Health Channel – as well as online services for clinicians and the broader health workforce.

Charissa Feng

Charissa Feng

Manager of Digital Marketing & Communications

Her areas of focus are behaviour change, health communications and digital health, and has consulted extensively in government, not-for-profits and corporates. She is also Board Director at Carrington Health and a former Board Director at the Australian Association of Social Marketing.