As the Australian Urban Health Indicators (AusUrb-HI) project picks up speed, a panel of experts have been convened to assess and provide on-going guidance and advice on the project’s scientific and technical development and the needs of the researchers and decision makers who will use the indicators into the future.
Introducing the AusUrb-HI Advisory Committee:
Associate Professor Melanie Davern, RMIT, Australian Urban Observatory, Chair
Distinguished Professor Kerrie Mengersen, Director, Centre for Data Science, QUT; Australian Cancer Atlas
Professor Peter Baade, Senior Manager Descriptive Epidemiology, Cancer Council Queensland
Dr Michael Costello, Healthcare and Cybersecurity Executive, PWC
Professor Louisa Jorm, Director, Centre for Big Data Research in Health
Professor Lucie Rychetnik, Co-Director Australian Prevention Partnership Centre
Dr Martin McNamara, Deputy CEO, Sax Institute
Dr Matt Beaty, Spatial Data Scientist, Australian Bureau of Statistics
The Committee will provide independent evaluation, advice and recommendations regarding the project and partner deliverables. It will regularly assess the project’s progress and make recommendations for technical and scientific improvements and other opportunities.
The Committee is comprised of researchers and decision-makers who will use the indicators into the future. It will act as a voice for those stakeholders, considering and making recommendations around user needs and user testing.
The Committee will champion the project. Identifying issues, gaps and areas of opportunity and sharing the project’s development and outputs across relevant sectors.
The expertise of these committee members is paramount to the success of the AusUrb-HI project and their participation is gratefully welcomed.
AURIN, the ARDC and the PHRN are funded by the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS)