Ann Borda is an Associate Professor in the Melbourne Medical School at the University of Melbourne. She is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Digital Health (FAIDH), and an Honorary Senior Research Associate at University College London (UCL). Her research specialisations are in the intersections of physical and digital places of social change, environmental health and medical humanities, and citizen science.
Ann has held senior positions in government-funded research and innovation initiatives. Within Australia, Ann has held positions as CEO of the Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing, and Executive Director of the state funded VeRSI consortium - an innovation seed program established under the Victorian government's ‘Healthy Futures’ agenda and partnered with The University of Melbourne and other state and national research organisations, such as the Australian Synchrotron.
Prior to this, Ann was based in the UK at Kings College London with the JISC government-funded program for eScience. Concurrently, she was a Research Fellow at the Institute for Computing Research, London South Bank University. Following her PhD, Ann was Head of Collections Multimedia at the Science Museum London in support of public science communication across biomedical and scientific discovery.
Ann presently sits on the Research & Policy Committee of the Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA) involved in a national consultation and framework for climate, health and well-being. She has co-organised public forums on automation, well-being and society with the Alan Turing Institute. Recently Ann received an EPIC grant under the EU Horizon 2020 programme for ICT to investigate advancing approaches to health and biomedical citizen science practice.