28 June 2022 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm



Emerging Health Technologies in Australia: Developments in automation, artificial intelligence (AI) and more

Emerging technologies such as automated decision-making (ADM) and artificial intelligence (AI) are being increasingly applied within healthcare contexts. However, media coverage tends to focus on overseas examples. What is happening here in Australia? What technologies actually exist, and what does AI look like in practice? What are the opportunities and impacts for health consumers? In this webinar, researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society, Dr Ash Watson and Vaughan Wozniak-O’Connor, will answer these questions and share findings from their research. They will be joined by discussants Dr Stephanie Chaousis, on behalf of Datarwe, a digital health technology company and Roma Cecere, consumer advocate, who will respond and share their experiences in this developing space. 

Presenters and panelists

Dr Ash Watson – Research Fellow, ADM+S

Ash is a sociologist who researches the current and anticipated impacts of emerging technologies in contexts of health and wellbeing. Her current projects focus on developments in healthtech startups and how health consumers make sense of health information about themselves, their communities and their environments. Her other recent work has examined people’s experiences during COVID-19, including a co-authored book The Face Mask in COVID Times (2021).

Vaughan Wozniak-O’Connor – Research Fellow, ADM+S

Vaughan is a media artist and emerging technology researcher. His research explores arts-based and creative applications of emerging technologies. He has undertaken creative projects both internationally and nationally, including the Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney), Plimsoll Gallery (Tasmania), The Condensory (Queensland), Museu de Aveiro (Portugal) and Holocenter (NYC).


Dr Stephanie Chaousis – Partnerships Manager, Datarwe

Dr Stephanie Chaousis, uses her research expertise to lead partnerships and research governance at clinical data company, Datarwe. She is passionate about the translation of big data and AI-enabled research into real-word solutions that will help Australia maintain and enhance its world-class healthcare system. At Datarwe, she is working to develop the world’s most comprehensive acute care real world data platform, enabling researchers and product developers to create next-generation Artificial Intelligence (AI) clinical diagnostic tools and technologies. She also heads up the federally funded national AI for healthcare training program delivered by not-for-profit company IntelliHQ (Dr Stephanie Chaousis | Linked In).  Dr Chousis replaces CEO of Datarwe, Steve Woodyatt who was unable to be available for this webinar (Steve Woodyatt | Linked In). 

Roma Cecere - Consumer Advocate, Traveller

Roma gave up her professional life to explore the world and give something back to the community. She volunteers with consumer and local council organisations. Her professional life of 35 years spans industries including pharmaceutical (medicines and devices) and medicine information, pharmacy patient health services software and pathology (private and hospital), where she held roles within the senior executive teams in management, marketing and sales.

Today, she shares her knowledge with people who want to learn to navigate the healthcare system, learn about their medicines and use new technology as an everyday enabler.


Further information

This event is presented by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society (ADM +S), Consumers Health Forum (CHF) and Datarwe.

If you would like further information, please contact Julia Nesbitt, Digital Policy Officer, on email