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CEO, Australian e-Health Research Centre, CSIRO

David Hansen is CEO of the Australian e-Health Research Centre, a joint venture between the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and Queensland Health. David leads a research program of over 65 scientists and engineers developing information and communication technologies. The e-Health research program tackles the challenges of the healthcare system across Data, Diagnosis and Services.

Prior to joining CSIRO, David worked for LION bioscience Ltd in the UK, developing genomic data and tool integration software.

David is also the Chair of the Board of the Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA) and played a key role in initiatives such as the introduction of the Certified Health Informatician Australia (CHIA) program and the annual Health Informatics Conference (HIC) and Big Data conferences.

David is passionate about the role of information and communication technologies in health care and the role of Health Informatics professionals in developing a safe, high quality efficient and sustainable healthcare system in Australia.


  • –present
    CEO, Australian e-Health Research Centre


  • 2011 
    MBA, University of Queensland
  • 1994 
    PhD, Australian National Universities