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Adjunct Professor Frank Smolenaers has extensive Public Health experience (over 40 years) initially as a Medical Laboratory Scientist & Lab Manager, then as a Health IT Engineer, consultant and CTO (Chief Technology Officer) for the last 25+ years.
In January 2020, Frank was appointed as an adjunct “Professor (Research) – Department of Design, Faculty of Art Design and Architecture (MADA), Monash University”
Professor Smolenaers and the MADA Design Health Collab have a reciprocal relationship exploring design interventions, creating prototypes and conducting in-situ activities in health.
The Design Health Collab at MADA is building knowledge, collaborations and ambition to become an influential partner shaping future of healthcare delivery and wellbeing of people. Undertaking design led research, exploring human centred innovation and generating revenue streams though commercialisation of IP.
He is an Honorary Research Fellow (Learning and Innovation) and was the Director of Technology at the Australian Centre for Health Innovation, a Division of Alfred Health. Frank continues to advise on the technology components of health research and eHealth solution development through co-design and experiential End User Experience.
He is an Associate Professor (Digital Health Simulation and Architecture) and Sessional Lecturer at the University of Melbourne’s "Centre for the Digital Transformation of Health" (was HaBIC), to lead the Digital Health Validitron "SimLab" design and build and to develop and deliver curriculum for the "IT Infrastructure in eHealth" elective for the "Master of Information Technology Specialisation in Health".
As recognition for extensive applied experience and academic teaching, Frank has been awarded a Fellow to the Australasian College of Health Informatics (FACHI).
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
Human Factors Short Course , Certificate of Completion, MONASH UNIVERSITY
Award Date: 1 May 2020
Implementing Innovation in Healthcare, Certificate of Completion
Award Date: 30 Nov 2019
Applied Science, Bachelor, University of Ballarat
Award Date: 8 Feb 1989
Applied Science, Certificate of Applied Science, School of Mines and Industries Ballarat
Management, Diploma, Swinburne University of Technology
Novell Certified Network Engineer, Certification
Foundation, PRINCE2 Foundation, Certification, Office of Government Commerce (OGC)
IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Foundations, Certification, Office of Government Commerce (OGC)
Novell Certified Network Administrator, Certification
Associate Professor, University of Melbourne
1 Jul 2021 → …
Sessional Lecturer and Honorary Research Fellow, University of Melbourne
Jan 2014 → …
Director of Technology - Australian Centre for Health Innovation, Alfred Health
5 Dec 2005 → 3 Sep 2021
Honorary Research Fellow, Alfred Health
30 Sep 2004 → …
Research area keywords
- Digital Health
- Research translation
- Innovation Systems
- Design and co-design
- Technology education
- Health information systems
- Technology development
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Reducing the burden of injury in India and Australia through development and piloting of improved systems of care
Gruen, R., Cameron, P., Fitzgerald, M., Ivers, R., Joshipura, M. K., Misra, M., Mock, C., O'Reilly, G., Matthew, J., Varma, D., Smolenaers, F., Joubert, L. B., Mitra, B., Stephenson, M., Meadley, B., Cudini, D., Calthorpe, S., Kimmel, L., Farrow, N., Walker, T., Gupta, A., Howard, T., Fahey, M., Yadav, L. & Mok, M. T.
27/06/13 → 1/04/17
Feasibility of Non-contact Smart Sensor-Based Falls Detection in a Residential Aged Care EnvironmentBorda, A., Said, C., Gilbert, C., Smolenaers, F., McGrath, M. & Gray, K., 2020, Recent Advances in Intelligent Assistive Technologies: Paradigms and Applications. Costin, H., Schuller, B. & Florea, A. M. (eds.). Cham Switzerland: Springer, p. 165-186 22 p. (Intelligent Systems Reference Library; vol. 170).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter (Book) › Research › peer-review
User centred development of a smartphone application for wayfinding in a complex hospital environmentSmolenaers, F., Chestney, T., Walsh, J., Mathieson, S., Thompson, D., Gurkan, M. & Marshall, S., 2019, Proceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018) - Volume I: Volume I: Healthcare Ergonomics. Bagnara, S., Alexander, T., Tartaglia, R., Fujita, Y. & Albolino, S. (eds.). Springer, p. 383-393 11 p. (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; vol. 818).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference Paper › Research
Non-Contact Sensor-Based Falls Detection in Residential Aged Care Facilities: Developing a Real-Life PictureBorda, A., Gilbert, C., Said, C., Smolenaers, F., McGrath, M. & Gray, K., 2018, In: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. 252, p. 33-38 6 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Research › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
An Electronic Task Management (ETM) system for after hours hospital work and subsequent socially mediated effects of task completionMarshall, S., Warren, B., Roodenburg, O. & Smolenaers, F., Sep 2016, In: Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting. 60, 1, p. 566 - 570 5 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Research › peer-review
Gilbert, C., Gray, K., Martin-Sanchez, F. J., Karunasekera, S., Bhakoo, V., Harrison, S., Smolenaers, F. & Egan, J., Jun 2013, University of Melbourne. 24 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Other Report › Research › peer-review