Dr Dana Bradford


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Biography

Dr Dana Kai Bradford is a senior research scientist in the CSIRO’s Australian eHealth Research Centre. Her project work predominantly centres on digital services for equitable healthcare. She is involved in the development of phone based programs to manage chronic illness and mental health, and tablet based apps to translate key assessment questions for non-English speaking hospital patients. She was involved in the first Australian pilot of the Smarter Safer Homes platform – a sensor based monitoring system designed to allow the elderly to live independently for longer. Dana is also involved in projects to facilitate the integration of genomic medicine into every day care and the use of technology to assist men in their prostate cancer journey.

Dana is currently on part time secondment to the Mental Health Lab at the Queensland Brain Institute researching the mechanisms through which adult vitamin D deficiency impacts the brain.

Achievements and Awards

  • -2009

    Istvan Tork Prize
    Australian Neuroscience Society

  • -2010

    Sir Grafton Elliot Smith Prize
    Australian Neuroscience Society

  • -2013

    QLD iAward
    AIIA

  • -2013

    National iAward (Merit)
    AIIA

  • -2015

    Brank Cesnik Award
    HISA

  • -2015

    Improving Health Equality
    Victorian Public Healthcare Awards

  • -2017

    Improving the Continuum of Care
    Health Round Table Innovations Awards

Academic Qualifications

  • 2004

    BSc Neuroscience / Psychology
    University of Queensland

  • 2005

    BSc Hons 1A Neuroscience
    Queensland Brain Institute

  • 2011

    PhD Neuroscience
    Queensland Brain Institute

Other highlights

  • -2008

    QBI Art in Science Image Competition, ‘People’s Choice’ for Pretty as a Peacock and ‘Highly Commended’ for Dancing into Differentiation.

  • -2009

    QBI Art in Science Image Competition, ‘Highly Commended’ for Alighting.

  • -2010

    QBI Art in Science Image Competition, 3rd Prize for Wolf Spider.

  • -2010

    Australian and New Zealand Society for Cell and Developmental Biology (ANZSCDB) Image Competition Neurosphere selected for the 2010–2011 website banner.

  • -2010

    Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Linear Progressions Exhibition, Growing into Groover, Line Dancing, and Neuron Becoming. QUT, August 2010. Featured with short biography in From Research to Reality (Episode 3) National Science Week and 31Digital.

  • -2010

    Australian Museum Eureka Prize for Science Photography, ‘Highly Commended’ for Great Balls of Fire.

  • -2011

    Great Balls of Fire commissioned by Questacon, Science and Technology Centre, Canberra.