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Associate Dean, Digital Health & Informatics, The University of Melbourne

Professor Wendy Chapman moved to Australia in 2019 to lead the Centre for Digital Transformation of Health at the University of Melbourne. She has a bachelor's degree in Linguistics and a PhD in Medical Informatics from the University of Utah. Her research focuses on developing computer algorithms to understand information typed into electronic medical records - natural language processing of clinical text. She sees incredible opportunity for improving healthcare delivery and individual health if we can harness information to support decision making, improved processes, and behaviour change. She enjoys skiing, mountain biking, cooking, and visiting dog parks and beaches with her two huskies. She moved to Melbourne with her husband and youngest son and looks forward to the time when her older children can visit.


  • –present
    Associate Dean, Digital Health & Informatics, University of Melbourne


  • 2000 
    University of Utah, PhD, Biomedical Informatics


Elected member of the US National Academy of Medicine