Our NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in Digital Technology to Transform Chronic Disease Outcomes aims to transform Australia’s digital health ecosystem. We leverage the ubiquitous availability of smart devices and digital technology to improve the health and wellbeing of the population, particularly those with different chronic conditions. We develop and validate new research methods and paradigms to advance the new field of digital population health and to create digitally-enabled health consumers, practitioners and researchers. We also develop a new digital health research workforce.
The CRE is funded by the NHMRC (2020-2024). Our research program aims to optimise user experience, improve integration and produce safety guidelines for interactive digital technologies – mobile applications, chatbots, and wearable devices – in order to increase the impact and widespread use of technology to reduce the personal, societal and economic costs associated with chronic diseases.
Our program aims to create a national research capability in this emerging field of digital population health research and to generate evidence and methods that will significantly improve chronic disease outcomes in Australia and globally now, and into the future.