Professor Enrico Coiera

Macquarie University

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T: +61 2 9850 2403



Professor Coiera is an internationally recognised leader in health informatics research. He is the Director of the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in e-health and the Foundation Professor in Medical Informatics at Macquarie University (2014- ), and held a similar role at UNSW (1999-2014).  He is also the Director of the Centre for Health Informatics at Macquarie University, a group he founded at UNSW in 1999. Medically qualified (U Sydney 1982), Prof. Coiera has a PhD in Computer Science (UNSW 1990) and spent 10 years at the prestigious Hewlett-Packard Research Laboratories in Bristol, UK (1989-99) where he led numerous health technology projects. He has overseen the development and clinical trials of multiple e-health interventions. He has >8900 lifetime citations in Google Scholar. He is the recipient of the Intel Don Walker award from Health Informatics Society of Australia, and an IBM Faculty Award from IBM Research Laboratories USA. In 2015 he received the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) François Grémy Award for Excellence – the highest award from the discipline’s peak international organisation. His textbook Guide to Health Informatics is in its 3rd edition and is widely used internationally, including multiple translations.

Professor Coiera currently is CIA on the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in E-Health, and CI on a NHMRC Program Grant focused on implementation and translation in Health Services.

Qualifications: MBBS (Sydney, 1984); PhD (Computer Science, UNSW, 1990); Fellow American College of Medical Informatics (1999); Fellow Australasian College of Health Informatics (2002).

Address: Centre for Health Informatics, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University Level 6, 75 Talavera Road, North Ryde NSW 2113

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