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Dr Hugo Leroux

Senior Research Scientist


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Dr Hugo Leroux is a Research Scientist within the Australian e-Health Research Centre (AEHRC), a part of CSIRO’s Health & Biosecurity Business Unit.

Hugo has expertise in data integration and semantic interoperability of clinical, research and pathology data. His work has applied semantic technologies to integrate ontological information with clinical data in order to expedite querying, reasoning and visualisation techniques exposing the meaning and utility of the clinical data that is applied to biomarker and drug discovery in medicine.

Within the antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and infectious diseases domains, Hugo has implemented a data integration pipeline to automate the inherently manual laboratory data reporting process into a dynamic repository based on the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) paradigm that expedites the semantic interoperability and reuse of the laboratory data to facilitate their analysis and reporting.

Hugo has developed the first CDISC ODM to HL7 FHIR mapping and model in 2016 and has been an invited contributor to the HL7 biomedical research and regulations (BR&R) working group meetings (WGM) and appointed co-chair for the February 2020 WGM in Sydney, Australia. In 2018, he was appointed to lead a Nationally connected Health and Clinical Research Network in collaboration with the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) and comprising the NHMRC, Digital Health CRC, Office of the National Data Commissioner and key universities.

Prior to his research role, Hugo was a Software Engineer/Analyst with five years’ experience in a commercial environment, working in model-driven development, service-oriented architecture and information retrieval fields. He holds a PhD from Monash University where he investigated the effectiveness of Software Visualisation to expedite comprehension. He is a Fellow of Australasian Institute of Digital Health (AIDH) and has been elected to the state branch of the AIDH (formerly Health Informatics Society of Australia) since 2014 and appointed co-vice-chair from 2016-2018.

Academic Qualifications

  • 1996

    Bachelor of Science (HONS) in Computing and Information Systems

  • 2000

    Master of Computing by Research

  • 2006


Achievements and Awards

  • 2011-2011

    ICT Centre Supporting Science Award for the Health Information Systems project

  • 2017-2017

    Health and Biosecurity - Excellence in Support Award

  • 2018-2018

    Health and Biosecurity - Outstanding Collaboration Award

  • 2018-2018

    Performance Cash Reward

  • 2019-2019

    Health and Biosecurity - Outstanding Collaboration Award

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • 2014-2016

    Treasurer of the HISA QLD board

  • 2013-2014

    Co-Secretary of the HISA QLD board

  • 2016-2018

    Co-Vice-Chair of the HISA QLD board

  • 2018-present

    Elected member of the Australasian Institute of Health Informatics

  • 2020-present

    Fellow of Australasian Institute of Health Informatics

  • 2016-present

    Reviewer, Journal of Medical Internet Research

  • 2013-present

    Reviewer, Journal of Biomedical Semantics

  • 2013-present

    Reviewer, Australasian Medical Journal

  • 2013-2014

    Program Committee, Workshop on Artificial Intelligence in Health (AIH)

  • 2017-present

    Reviewer, Plos One

  • 2019-present

    Reviewer, Journal of American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA)