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By the numbers

Ideas, organisations and projects supported by the Validitron since 2023

# 116 New digital health ideas
and projects catalysed
# 61 Healthcare, research, industry
and government organisations
# $51.1m New funded projects and
collaborative grant applications

About us

The Validitron is a multi-disciplinary team of clinicians and research experts in digital health implementation, UX/human factors, and evaluation based at the University of Melbourne.

We help de-risk and accelerate digital health innovation, uncovering design issues and implementation blockers early enough to be fixed without wasting resources or affecting patient care.

We operate from state-of-the-art simulation-based research facilities within the Melbourne Connect innovation precinct. Our approach allows us to efficiently design, prototype and test digital health ideas before reaching the real world.

We work with healthcare partners, start-ups and larger enterprises, government, researchers, and clinician innovators both within and beyond Australia.

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Meet the team

Dr Kit Huckvale

Validitron Lead

Dr Olivia Metcalf

Senior Research Fellow in Digital Health
Validitron Research Platform Manager

Dr Omar Dabash

Digital Health Knowledge Broker
Validitron Commercialisation Lead

Leslie Arnott

Consumer Engagement Manager

Dr Kara Burns

Digital Health Program Manager
Evidence Synthesis Specialist

Dr Portia Cornell

Senior Research Fellow in Digital Health Technology Assessment

Dr Hasan Ferdous

Research Fellow in Human Computer Interaction
Usability & User Testing Specialist

Cecily Gilbert

Information Specialist

Dr Mahima Kalla

Research Fellow in Digital Transformation
Digital Health Equity & Codesign Specialist

Dr Madhavan Mani

Digital Health Product Manager

Quy Nguyen

Research Officer in Digital Clinical Pathways
Situational Awareness Specialist

Dr Debbie Passey

Research Fellow in Digital Transformation
Digital Health Implementation Science Specialist

Dr Joël Fossouo Tagne

Validitron Research Officer

Gary Wong

Development Operations Engineer

Dr Teresa Wulandari

Validitron Research Officer
Simulation-Based Research Specialist

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