Professor Farah Magrabi
Australian Institute of Health Innovation
T: +612 9850 2429
CIF: Professor Farah Magrabi has a background in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering with over 15 years experience in Health Informatics focusing on the design and evaluation of digital health technologies for clinicians and consumers. Farah’s research seeks to investigate the clinical safety and effectiveness of digital health technologies. She is internationally recognised as a leader in this area, and has made a major contribution to documenting the patient safety risks of digital health by examining safety events in Australia, the USA and England. Her work has shaped policy and practice including a new specification by ISO, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO/TS 20405) for the surveillance and analysis of safety events. In 2015, she received the Sax Institute’s Research Action Award for the international impact of her research on policy and practice to improve digital health safety. Farah is currently investigating the patient safety risks of artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare. She is Co-Chair of the Australian Alliance for Artificial Intelligence in Health (AAAiH)’s working group on Safety, Quality and Ethics; and holds a Fellowship at the University of York with the Assuring Autonomy International Programme.
Qualifications: BE (Electrical & Electronics, Auckland, 1997); PhD (Biomedical Engineering, UNSW, 2003); Fellow Australasian College of Health Informatics (2015).
Address: Centre for Health Informatics, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University Level 6, 75 Talavera Road, North Ryde NSW 2113