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Dr David Hansen

CEO, Australian e-Health Research Centre


Dr David Hansen

David Hansen is CEO and Research Director of the Australian e-Health Research Centre at CSIRO – Australia’s national science agency. The AEHRC is CSIRO’s digital health research program and a joint venture between the CSIRO and Queensland Health.

With over 100 scientists and engineers the AEHRC is Australia’s largest digital health research centre. With research across health informatics, biomedical informatics and health services research, the AEHRC develops technology and designs digitally enabled services to improve the safety, quality and efficiency of healthcare.

David is involved in leadership positions in many national research initiatives including the Australian Genomics Health Alliance, the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Digital Health and the Australian Alliance for Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare. David is also a workstream leader for the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health. David is the previous Board Chair of the Health Informatics Society of Australia and member of the Clinical and Technical Board Advisory committee for the Australian Digital Health Agency.

Prior to joining CSIRO, David has held senior positions leading technology research and development for SRS with LION Bioscience Ltd and before that the European Bioinformatics Institute.

David is passionate about the role of information and communication technologies in health care and the role of digital health professionals in developing a safe, high quality efficient and sustainable healthcare system in Australia.

Current Roles

  • CEO and Research Director
    Australian e-Health Research Centre

Academic Qualifications

  • 2011

    University of Queensland

  • 1995

    Australian National University

  • 1990

    BSc (Hons)
    University of Queensland

  • 1989

    University of Queensland

Professional Experiences

  • 1998-2004

    Research and Development Manager
    Lion Bioscience, Cambridge, UK

  • 1998-1998

    Software Engineer
    European Bioinformatics Institute, Hinxton, UK

  • 1996-1997

    Postdoctoral Fellow
    Weizmann Institute of Science

  • 1995-1997

    Postdoctoral Fellow
    Australian National University


  • 2016-2021

    NHMRC Targeted Call in Genomics and Health

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • 2020-2021

    Vice Chair, Australasian Institute of Digital Health

  • 2015-2020

    Chair, Health Informatics Society of Australia

  • 2013-2020

    Board Member, Health Informatics Society of Australia

  • 2014-2018

    Chair, Research Committee, Prince Charles Hospital Foundation