Professor of Telehealth; and Director of the Centre for Online Health, The University of Queensland

Professor Anthony Smith is the Director of The University of Queensland’s Centre for Online Health (COH). He is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern Denmark's Centre of Innovative Medical Technology, in Denmark. Professor Smith has almost 20 years of research experience involving the planning, implementation and evaluation of telehealth services. Professor Smith has developed and sustained an exemplary international track record in the establishment and evaluation of telehealth, principally in paediatrics and more recently in the adult and aged care disciplines. Research interests include the evaluation of feasibility, cost-effectiveness and diagnostic accuracy of telemedicine applications. Current projects include the evaluation of telehealth applications in primary care settings and Indigenous communities; the delivery of tele-rehabilitation services into primary schools; and discipline specific clinical telehealth services across Queensland. Professor Smith is the scientific chair for the International Conference on Successes and Failures in Telehealth; and former President of the Australasian Telehealth Society (ATHS) [2013-2015]. Professor Smith is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare (Sage Publishers, London) —the leading international journal in the field of telemedicine.

Experience

  • 2017–present
    Adjunct Professor, The University of Southern Denmark
  • 2017–present
    Professor, The University of Queensland
  • 2011–2017
    Associate Professor, The University of Queensland