Dr Chris Paton is the Group Head of the Global Health Informatics Group in the Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health.
Following his training in clinical medicine, Chris specialised in Health Informatics and has led the development of a range of health informatics projects over the last 10 years in the UK and New Zealand. He became a Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Informatics in 2010 and received his Executive MBA in 2011. His research draws on cognitive psychology and information science to investigate how new digital technologies are being adopted for improving clinical practice in low and middle income countries.
Chris is also the founder of the Health Informatics Forum, an international network of health informatics professionals and academics with more than 10,000 members. The forum hosts a large range of free online courses from leading health informatics professors with over 130 hours of online lectures.
Chris is currently developing plans for the Digital Innovation Studio at Reuben College, which will include state-of-the-art facilities to help students and academics understand, interpret, analyse and communicate the research they undertake.