About AIDH

The Australasian Institute of Digital Health (AIDH) is the peak body for digital health, representing a united and influential voice for health informatics and digital health leaders and practitioners.

The vision of the Institute is “healthier lives, digitally enabled”.

Fellows and Members of the Institute are actively involved in the national health agenda and the opportunities to advance healthcare delivered in a digital world.

The independent and not-for-profit Institute represents a broad and diverse membership of health informaticians, clinicians, researchers, healthcare managers and executives, data analysts, designers, project managers, business analysts, technologists and digital innovators.

Special digital health interest areas include precision health, genomics, virtual care, cybersecurity, clinical informatics, nursing informatics, health UX and digital public health.

As a leading member of the global health informatics and digital health community, the Institute is also the forum for sharing international best practices, digital healthcare trends and health system innovation.

AIDH is the Australian Society Member of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA), and is proud to be hosting MedInfo 2023 on behalf of IMIA.

Meet our CEO


Dr Louise Schaper FAIDH CHIA

Dr Louise Schaper is an innovator and a change agent who doesn’t sit still and whose passion and enthusiasm for digital health and health informatics is contributing to shaping the future of Australian healthcare. Her appointment as CEO came on the back of 10+ years of experience in, and applied passion for, health informatics. With a background as an occupational therapist and a PhD on technology acceptance amongst healthcare professionals, Louise is a world leader in allied health informatics and is intimately connected to Australia’s substantial health reform efforts, where digital health is a key enabler to achieving high quality, safe, sustainable and patient-centred care. In addition to her leadership of the Australasian Institute of Digital Health, Louise was on the Advisory Board for Stanford Medicine X 2013 conference, was part of the Australian Digital Health Agency’s Clinical Leads team and previously chaired the E-Health International Advisory Group of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.

Check out Louise’s talk at Medicine X, Stanford School of Medicine (Sep 2012)

The Institute Agents

Carla Carroll

Carla Carroll

InGeNA Program Manager

Khaled Chakli

Khaled Chakli

Director of Leadership & Policy

Renny Conroy

Renny Conroy

Events and Marketing Coordinator

Miroslav Dzoic

Miroslav Dzoic

Membership & Professional Development Officer

Sharlene Gunatilake

Sharlene Gunatilake

Conference and Events Director

Jan Hobson

Jan Hobson

Web Developer

Ellen Hooper

Ellen Hooper

Communications & Marketing Director

Heather Hunt

Heather Hunt

Public Relations Consultant

Biba Ignjatovic

Biba Ignjatovic

Creative Director

Val Issa

Val Issa

Digital Media Coordinator

Chris Jordan

Chris Jordan

Partnerships Manager

Kristal Kitto

Kristal Kitto

Community Engagement Director

Désirée McNeile McCormick

Désirée McNeile McCormick

Workforce Program Manager

Greg Moran CHIA

Greg Moran CHIA

Strategy and Workforce Director

David O'Driscoll FAIDH CHIA

David O'Driscoll FAIDH CHIA

InGeNA Program Director

Aydin Rahmi

Aydin Rahmi

Operations Manager

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