The Digital Health team is comprised of the following people:


David Jonas Chief Executive

David Jonas is the CEO of the Digital Health CRC. He was the founding Head of the Health Market Quality R&D program of the Capital Markets CRC, and the founding CEO of Lorica Health on whose Board he continues to serve. David is a non-executive director of Infoxchange, a social enterprise that delivers technology solutions and services to the NGO sector and large government departments. David’s background includes founding and building Australia’s first e-commerce and e-government consulting company. He spent 7 years as the CTO of a large multi-national group of companies. He has served on the European Union’s Global Business Dialogue on the Information Economy, the Australia-Singapore Joint IT Council, the Australian Government’s National Authentication Expert Group and IT Security Expert Advisory Group, and the National Electronic Health Transition Authority’s Privacy Roundtable.

Lee-Ann Breger Director of Partner Relations & Program Office

Lee-Ann heads Partner Relations and the Program Office for the Digital Health CRC. She draws upon her experience in deploying transformational technologies at some of the largest Australasian public and private institutions, including the Capital Markets CRC, Medibank, Australia Post, the Auckland District Health Board and the Auckland Regional Public Health Service. The Digital Health CRC program combines the collective efforts of our industry and academic partners in delivering research on the efficacy and integrity of health interventions, value and impact on consumers and the health system at large.

Lee-Ann is a specialist in transformational management focussed on delivering value and insights into the Australian health system, most recently supporting over 20 projects as the Head of Partner Relations within the CMCRC. Having previously implemented such projects as a new model of care for paediatric diabetes and the overhaul of the delivery of health services within the Auckland Regional Public Health Service. She is a graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand in Law and Industrial Psychology.

Professor Tim Shaw Director of Research and Workforce Capacity

Professor Shaw is the Director of Research and Workforce Capacity at Digital Health CRC. He is also the inaugural Professor of eHealth and Director of Research in Implementation Science and eHealth Group (RISe) at the University of Sydney. His research focus is on the impact of technology on healthcare and translation of evidence into practice. Over the last 5 years he has been CI on over 20 grants and consultancies totaling over $12M. He teaches annually on the Harvard Macy program on Innovation in Healthcare and Education in Boston and has acted as an advisor to the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Partners Harvard Medical International and the Joint Commission in the United States. He will participate in the development and running of the Fellowship training program and co-lead the development of the research program.

Associate Professor Federico Girosi Chief Scientist and Director of Education

The Chief Scientist and Director of Education for the Digital Health CRC, Federico holds a PhD in Health Policy from Harvard University and a PhD in Physics from the University of Genoa, Italy. He is currently the Head of Research of the Health Market Quality program at Capital Markets CRC and an Associate Professor at the Translational Health Research Institute, Western Sydney University. Prior to joining Western Sydney University in 2011 he worked at the RAND Corporation, where, among other projects, he led the team that developed the COMPARE micro-simulation model for the analysis of the ‘Obama Care’ health insurance reform. He has extensive experience in modelling health benefits and costs, as well as an established background in data science, which he gained by conducting research for 10 years at the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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