Ann Borda

Ann Borda
University of Melbourne | MSD · Melbourne Medical School

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Associate Professor Ann Borda is an academic in the Melbourne Medical School, University of Melbourne, and Honorary Senior Research Associate in Information Studies, University College London. Her expertise is in Qualitative Social Research and Assistive Technologies, Public participation in health research, and Urban/Cultural Informatics. Current projects include health and biomedical citizen science, digital literacy and AI, and smart cultural heritage.

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Publications (87)
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This qualitative review explores how established citizen science models can inform and support meaningful engagement of public in health research in Australia. In particular, with the growth in participatory health research approaches and increasing consumer participation in contributing to this research through digital technologies, there are gaps...
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Background: The ubiquity of health wearables and the consequent production of patient-generated health data (PGHD) are rapidly escalating. However, the utilization of PGHD in routine clinical practices is still low because of data quality issues. There is no agreed approach to PGHD quality assurance; therefore, realizing the promise of PGHD require...
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Infectious diseases, as COVID-19 is proving, pose a global health threat in an interconnected world. In the last 20 years, resistant infectious diseases such as SARS, MERS, H1N1, Ebola, Zika and now COVID-19 have been impacting global health defences, and aggressively flourishing within the rise of global travel, urbanization, climate change and ec...
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Over a number of decades, studies have revealed compelling relationships between experiences of the natural environment and positive health outcomes in adult communities. These psychosocial health benefits have typically been described via key theoretical frameworks in the health sciences, such as the biophilia hypothesis. Despite the body of evide...
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Engaging citizens with digital technology to co-create data, information and knowledge has widely become an important strategy for informing the policy response to COVID-19 and the 'infodemic' of misinformation in cyberspace. This move towards digital citizen participation aligns well with the United Nations' agenda to encourage the use of digital...
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Exploring the contribution of health informatics is an emerging topic in relation to addressing climate change, but less examined is a body of literature reporting on the potential and effectiveness of women participating in climate action supported by digital health. This perspective explores how empowering women through digital health literacy (D...
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Background and objective: There is currently no standardised way to share information across disciplines about initiatives, including fields such as health, environment, basic science, manufacturing, media and international development. All problems, including complex global problems such as air pollution and pandemics require reliable data sharin...
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Full text available at: https://theconversation.com/ai-could-help-us-spot-viruses-like-monkeypox-before-they-cross-over-and-help-conserve-nature-182515 . Short abstract: As we push nature to the fringes, we make the world less safe for both humans and animals. That’s because environmental destruction forces animals carrying viruses closer to us, o...
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Infectious diseases, as COVID-19 is proving, pose a global health threat in an interconnected world. In the last 20 years, resistant infectious diseases such as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), H1N1 influenza (swine flu), Ebola virus, Zika virus, and now COVID-19 have been impacting global health de...
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BACKGROUND Patient-Generated Health Data (PGHD) collected from innovative wearables are enabling healthcare to shift to outside clinical settings through Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) initiatives. However, PGHD are collected continuously under the patient’s responsibilities in rapidly changing circumstances during the patient’s daily life. This p...
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BACKGROUND News of the impact of COVID-19 around the world delivered a brief opportunity for Australian health services to plan new ways of delivering care to large numbers of people whilst maintaining staff safety through greater physical separation. The rapid pivot to telemedicine and virtual care provided immediate and longer term benefit but th...
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Background: News of the impact of COVID-19 around the world delivered a brief opportunity for Australian health services to plan new ways of delivering care to large numbers of people whilst maintaining staff safety through greater physical separation. The rapid pivot to telemedicine and virtual care provided immediate and longer term benefit but...
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Research outlined in the following online Conversation article: https://theconversation.com/this-is-how-we-create-the-age-friendly-smart-city-152973 Article text (without images and hyperlinks): Senior citizens need help and encouragement to remain active as they age in their own communities. Given the choice, that’s what most would prefer. The...
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STARDIT is an open access data-sharing system to standardise the way that information about initiatives is reported, including information about which tasks were done by different people. Reports can be updated at all stages, from planning to evaluation, and can report impacts in many languages, using Wikidata. STARDIT is free to use, and data can...
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This qualitative investigation makes suggestions about creating age-friendly cities for older adults focusing on three domains of the World Health Organization (WHO) age-friendly city framework namely “Communication and Information”, “Outdoor Spaces and Buildings” and “Social Participation”. The authors present two case studies, the first one focus...
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Health data have enormous potential to transform healthcare, health service design, research, and individual health management. However, health data collected by institutions tend to remain siloed within those institutions limiting access by other services, individuals or researchers. Further, health data generated outside health services (e.g., fr...
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In this paper, we analyse trends of the first wave of museum websites (from the 1990s to the early 2000s) to understand how the characteristics of the Internet (specifically the World Wide Web), of museum staff, and museum audiences shaped the adoption of technology and new forms of participation and what they can tell us about engagement for museu...
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In recent years, public engagement in museums is increasingly being influenced by the paradigm of "citizen science", that is, active participation in research teams by members of the general public with no formal training in the field of research concerned. This paper provides an overview of citizen science approaches which museums can deploy using...
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In this paper, we analyse trends of the first wave of museum websites (from the 1990s to the early 2000s) to understand how the characteristics of the Internet (specifically the World Wide Web), of museum staff, and museum audiences shaped the adoption of technology and new forms of participation and what they can tell us about engagement for museu...
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Summary: Online health policy debate simulations can engage citizens in exploring policy-making processes and pathways to achieve Global Digital Health.
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Few studies of sensor-based falls detection devices have monitored older people in long-term care settings. The present investigation has addressed this gap by trialing the feasibility and acceptability of a non-contact smart sensor system (NCSSS) to monitor behaviour and detect falls in an Australian residential aged care facility (RAC). Methods T...
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This commentary explores how established citizen science models can inform and support meaningful engagement of the public in health research in Australia. In particular, with the growth in participatory health research approaches and increasing consumer participation in contributing to this research through digital technologies, there are gaps in...
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Background Public engagement in health and biomedical research is being influenced by the paradigm of citizen science. However, conventional health and biomedical research relies on sophisticated research data management tools and methods. Considering these, what contribution can citizen science make in this field of research? How can it follow res...
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This survey study considers the state of the art of participatory research approaches using serious games to improve public health. It provides perspectives on existing research and future directions.
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This chapter explores the application of artificial intelligence (AI) in museums and galleries in engaging their audiences, specifically through the development and use of chatbot technologies. Through a case study approach, the chapter further provides a practical focus on the design and implementation of an audience development pilot in Milan inv...
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Background Patient-Generated Health Data (PGHD) in remote monitoring programs is a promising source of precise, personalized data, encouraged by expanding growth in the health technologies market. However, PGHD utilization in clinical settings is low. One of the critical challenges that impedes confident clinical use of PGHD is that these data are...
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Exposomics is a field of research which is receiving growing attention. In this work, we characterize the exposome research landscape and update our previous study of formal knowledge representation approaches to this field. We applied a deductive analysis using the National Center for Biomedical Ontology Recommender for comparability of the result...
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This research provides an overview of serious games and gamification usage to improve public health, as well as the usage of participatory research in health. Furthermore, it provides an opportunity to consider the usage of both participatory research and serious games to improve public health. It discusses the existing research, opportunities and...
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This workshop aimed tol create a space for reflection and discussion on the relationship between the work done using AI and the humans who make AI work, by weaving together the untold stories of the workers and volunteers whose effort powers AI systems with discussions of the impact of those systems on society. Automating the Crowd 2 follows on fr...
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BACKGROUND The ubiquity of health wearables and consequently, the production of patient-generated health data [PGHD] is rapidly escalating. However, the utilisation of PGHD in routine clinical practices is still low due to data quality obstacles. As there is no agreed approach to PGHD quality assurance, realising the promise of PGHD requires in-dep...
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Background The ubiquity of health wearables and the consequent production of patient-generated health data (PGHD) are rapidly escalating. However, the utilization of PGHD in routine clinical practices is still low because of data quality issues. There is no agreed approach to PGHD quality assurance; therefore, realizing the promise of PGHD requires...
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A smart city is an urban area that broadly refers to a collective model in which technological advancements are used to enhance systemic capabilities aiming to enhance competitiveness, effectiveness, quality of life and sustainability. A major focus of the chapter is a review of smart city platforms and participatory-centric approaches and their po...
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BACKGROUND The proliferation of advanced wearable medical technologies is increasing the production of Patient-Generated Health Data (PGHD). However, there is lack of evidence on whether the quality of the data generated from wearables can be effectively used for patient care. In order for PGHD to be utilized for decision making by health providers...
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Evaluating and Measuring the Value, Use and Impact of Digital Collections - edited by Lorna Hughes November 2011
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Cambridge Core - General - Evaluating and Measuring the Value, Use and Impact of Digital Collections - edited by Lorna Hughes
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Chatbots have caught the headlines recently with businesses starting to adopt them to stimulate conversation with customers. But what are chatbots? How do they work? What can they do for museums and their audiences?
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Background: The present study was undertaken to build an evidence base focusing on an ageing population who are using or have used consumer wearables to collect and manage information about their personal health status. The primary objective was to understand the health self-management requirements, frailty and age related changes, and the health...
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Studies in Health Technology and Informatics This book series was started in 1990 to promote research conducted under the auspices of the EC programmes' Advanced Informatics in Medicine (AIM) and Biomedical and Health Research (BHR) bioengineering branch. A driving aspect of international health informatics is that telecommunication technology, reh...
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Background: Few studies of sensor-based falls detection devices have monitored older people in their care settings, particularly in Australia. The present investigation addressed this gap by trialling the feasibility and acceptability of a non-contact smart sensor system (NCSSS) to monitor behaviour and detect falls in an Australian residential ag...
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To be considered fit for use in clinical care, health data should meet quality requirements, and data generated in remote patient monitoring settings are not exempt. Since patients take part of the responsibility in ensuring the quality of data during their flow from patient to the clinical setting, the quality management of these data is of great...
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BACKGROUND PGHD (Patient Generated Health Data) are health-related data created or recorded by patients to inform their self-care. The availability of low-cost easy-to-use consumer wearable technologies has facilitated patients’ engagement in their self-care and increased production of PGHD but the uptake of this data in clinical environments has b...
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This paper reviews a cross-section of international developments in smart cities and their implications for the cultural heritage sector. A main focus of the paper is an assessment of selected case studies in the cultural heritage sector exploring the use of smart platforms and visualisation technologies. The results highlight a particular set of c...
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This report details the outcomes from consultation with Australia’s health stakeholders, including professional health and hospital groups, health leaders, academics, scientists, parliamentarians and policymakers during 2016 regarding a National Strategy on Climate, Health and Well-being for Australia. Consultation revealed deepening concerns about...
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Scientific advancement and the development of new research fields bring uncertainties about what the current topics of research emphasis are and thus, what new knowledge might need to be represented. The exposome is an example of one such new field for which these uncertainties exist. The exposome is the analogue to the genome, from an environmenta...
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Abstract Background: In their pursuit of maintaining independence it is becoming an increasing trend amongst seniors to self-monitor and manage their health using commercially available Wearable Health Information Management Syatems (WHIMS) products. WHIMS products have the ability to acquire health data from body-worn sensors and systems and commu...
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This report provides an overview of the responses to the online survey accompanying the Discussion Paper: Towards a National Strategy on Climate, Health and Wellbeing for Australia. The results represent the first national snapshot of the knowledge and views of healthcare stakeholders regarding the health impacts of climate change and on the health...
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A number of Wearable Health Information Management (WHIM) products that support health management and monitoring for independent living Seniors are commercially available, we have termed these WHIMS. This technology review identified 23 commercially WHIMS products and studied their health information management aspects. The contribution of this wor...
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Oral health informatics is the application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for problem solving complex and dynamic information and system interactions in dental science and oral health, research and education. In the last few years, there has been rapid development and expansion of the uses of Information and Communication Technol...
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Telehealth pilot projects and trial implementations are numerous but are often not fully evaluated, preventing construction of a sound evidence base and so limiting their adoption. We describe the need for a generic Telehealth project evaluation framework, within which evaluation is undertaken based on existing health systems performance indicators...
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The present study tested a prototype teledentistry system in which regional Community Health Centers are linked to the Melbourne Dental School or the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne (RCH). Three general dental practitioners (GDP) working in community dental clinics in the Australian state of Victoria were trained to manipulate an intraoral c...
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Our research is focused on developing an ecoinformatics platform to support climate change adaptation in Victoria. A multi-disciplinary, cross-organisational approach was taken in developing a platform of collaboration to support the understanding of climate change impact and the formulation of adaptation strategies.The platform comprises a number...
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Evidence from the literature indicates that the degree of immersion often referred to as the "sense of being there" experienced by clinicians and patients is a factor in the success of tele-health installations. High definition and 3D telemedicine offers a compelling mechanism to achieve a sense of immersion and contribute to an enhanced quality of...