Professor Farah Magrabi
Australian Institute of Health Innovation
T: +612 9850 2429
CIF: Professor Farah Magrabi is a Professor of Biomedical and Health Informatics at the Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University. She has a background in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering and is an expert in the design and evaluation of digital health and artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies for clinicians and consumers.
Farah’s research seeks to investigate the clinical safety and effectiveness of digital health and AI technologies. She is internationally recognised as a leader in this area, and has made major contributions 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.
Farah leads the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Digital Health’s Safety research stream; is Co-chair of the Australian AI Alliance’s Working Group on safety, quality and ethics; Advisor to the Australian Digital Health Agency (2023-25); Co-chair of Medinfo, the 2023 World Congress for Medical Informatics; holds a Fellowship at the University of York with the Assuring Autonomy International Programme; and is an Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (2020-present).
Qualifications: BE (Electrical & Electronics, Auckland, 1997); PhD (Biomedical Engineering, UNSW, 2003); Fellow Australian Institute of Digital Health (2015); Fellow American College of Medical Informatics (2020); Fellow International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics (2021).
Address: Centre for Health Informatics, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University Level 6, 75 Talavera Road, North Ryde NSW 2113