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Dr Jill Freyne

Deputy Research Director, Australian eHealth Research Centre


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Dr Jill Freyne is the Deputy Research Director of the Australian eHealth Research Center (AEHRC) at CSIRO. The AEHRC is the leading national research facility applying information and communication technology to improve health services and clinical treatment for Australians. Jill is passionate about the transformation of healthcare systems through digital enhancements, in particular virtual care. Jill received her PhD in Computer Science from University College Dublin, Ireland, and has held positions at the Clarity Center for Sensor Web technologies and IBM Research in Cambridge, MA, USA prior to joining CSIRO in 2009.

Jill has significant research experience in the development and validation of digital health services, lifestyle interventions, and recommender systems. Jill has worked with Australian and International industry partners to devise engaging and sustainable health technology solutions, aimed specifically at encouraging individuals to change the way that they engage with their health. Through clinical trials the technologies have been evaluated to understand and quantify their impact on individuals, care teams and carers, thus contributing to the body of evidence required to see large scale adoption and innovation in digital health service delivery.

Jill is the author of over 60 publications in top tier journals and conferences. Jill is the Program Co-Chair of the 10th ACM conference on Recommender Systems and serves as a senior PC member of the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Intelligent User Interfaces and Recommender Systems, and serves as a reviewer for top tier journals and conferences.

Current Roles

  • Deputy Research Director
    Australian eHealth Research Centre

  • Scientific Leader
    CSIRO Westmead

Academic Qualifications

  • 2006

    PhD. University College Dublin, Ireland. Computer Science

Professional Experiences

  • 2018-2018

    Research Director Nutrition & Health (Acting)

  • 2013-2015

    Stream Leader, Broadband Health, DPAS

  • 2011-Current

    Senior Research Scientist

  • 2009-2011

    Research Scientist, Tasmanian ICT Centre, CSIRO

  • 2008-2015

    Visiting Researcher, School of Information Sciences,
    University of Pittsburgh

  • 2008-2009

    Visiting Researcher, Collaborative User Experiece Group,
    IBM Research

  • 2006-2009

    Post Doctoral Fellow, School of Computer Science and Informatics
    University College Dublin

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • 2016-2016

    Program CoChair ACM Conference on Recommender Systems

  • 2020-2021

    Frontiers Public Health Editorial Office

  • 2020-2021

    Reviewer Medical Research Futures Fund (MRFF)

  • 2007-2021

    Senior Programme Committee Member - ACM Recommender Systems

  • 2013-2018

    PC Member - CHI

  • 2013-2019

    Senior PC Member - IJCAI

  • 2015-2017

    Frontiers in Robotics and AI Review Editor


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