ACHI Fellowship by Training Program candidate Vasu Rani has been awarded a six-month full-time work placement with the CSIRO, to commence in June 2018. CSIRO is the second Australian organisation to join the Fellowship by Training program as a host organisation. Vasu joins Toby Hodgson, who received the first placement with the Australian Digital Health Agency.

Dr Juanita Fernando (FACHI) Program Convenor, said, “We’re pleased that industry leaders such as CSIRO, are embracing our Fellowship Program and providing opportunities to develop the expertise of the future health informatics workforce. CSIRO has a long history of excellence in e-health, and welcomes the opportunity to be involved in training the next generation of leaders.”

Vasu will be working on multiple programs and initiatives in the Mobile Health Systems team led by Dr Marlien Varnfield in CSIRO’s Australian e-Health Research Centre. Vasu has recently submitted her PhD through the University of Southern Queensland.  Her speciality is in telehealth and health technology assessment. The position at CSIRO will provide Vasu with opportunities to utilise and develop her computer programming and app development skills, qualitative research and analytic skills, as well as business development experience.

“As Australia’s national science agency, we’re using health informatics to help solve some of Australia’s greatest health and health service challenges,” said AEHRC CEO Dr David Hansen.

“We’re pleased to welcome Vasu to our team and to be helping secure the future of health informatics and digital health innovations in Australia.”

For more information about the ACHI Fellowship by Training Program please contact the Fellowship Program Manager