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Professor Nilmini Wickramasinghe

Adjunct Professor
PhD, Case Western Reserve University, United States; MBA, Melbourne Business School, Australia; BSc, University of Melbourne, Australia


Professor Nilmini Wickramasinghe (PhD, MBA, Grad DipMgtSt, BSc). After completing five degrees at the University of Melbourne, Australia, Nilmini accepted a full scholarship to undertake PhD studies at Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management in Cleveland, Ohio USA in health informatics management and later completed an executive program in value-based healthcare at Harvard Business School.

For over 20 years she has been actively, researching and teaching within the health informatics domain in both US and Australia with a particular focus on designing, developing and deploying suitable models, strategies and techniques grounded in various management principles to facilitate the implementation and adoption of technology solutions to effect superior, value-based patient centric care delivery. Professor Wickramasinghe collaborates with leading scholars at various premier healthcare organizations and universities throughout Australasia, US and Europe and is well published with more than 400 referred scholarly articles, more than 10 books, numerous book chapters, an encyclopaedia and a well established funded research track record. She holds a patent around analytics solution for managing healthcare data and is the editor-in-chief of two scholarly journals published by InderScience: Intl. J. Biomedical engineering and Technology( and Intl. J Networking and virtual Organisations( as well as the editor of the Springer book series Healthcare Delivery in the Information Age.

Currently, Nilmini is Adjunct Professor of Digital Health and the Deputy Director of the Iverson Health Innovation Research Institute at Swinburne University of Technology and inaugural Professor – Director Health Informatics Management at Epworth HealthCare. She is also an honorary research professor at the Peter MacCallum Cancer centre.

Research interests

Health Technology Assessment; digital health; health informatics

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.

Fields of Research

  • Health Services And Systems - 420300
  • Public Health - 420600


Also published as: Wickramasinghe, Nilmini; Wickramasinghe, N.; Wickramasinghe, Nimini
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2024: Simulated sailing: a new approach to ameliorate depression in patients with chronic diseases. *; Barbara Dicker Brain Science grant
  • 2023: EMBED: A stepped wedge cluster randomised trial of a tailored, integrated model of care to reduce symptoms of depression in home aged care *; MRFF Dementia Ageing and Aged Care Mission
  • 2022: Communicating to promote engagement in using electronic medical records *; ARC Discovery Projects Scheme
  • 2022: Developing a solution to connect with appropriate care for people with ME/CFS *; EMERGE AUSTRALIA INC FUND SCHEME
  • 2022: Implementation of a scalable platform to enable regulated digital health product development and commercialization *; Digital Health CRC
  • 2022: PhD in Digital Health *; DB RESULTS FUND SCHEME
  • 2022: Solving Unknown Primary cancER Earlier Diagnosis (SUPER-ED): A stepped wedge cluster randomised controlled trial implementing a new model of care to support earlier diagnosis *; MRFF Emerging Priorities and Consumer Driven Research Initiative - Improving Diagnosis in Cancers with Low Survival Rates
  • 2022: Technology and Dementia Care – A Conceptualisation of Digital Twins for Facilitating Better Dementia Prediction, Prevention and Care. *; Barbara Dicker Brain Science grant
  • 2022: “GENIE”: A virtual clinical platform empowering equitable access to optimal care for individuals living with genetic disorders *; Digital Health CRC
  • 2021: Design and Development of Navigator Mobile Application for Northern Health *; Northern Health
  • 2021: Drawing out care: Using animation and digital technologies to support Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) family carers and people living with dementia *; MRFF Dementia Ageing and Aged Care Mission
  • 2021: e-DiVA (empowering Dementia Carers with an iSupport Virtual Assistant) *; NHMRC eAsia JRP grant
  • 2021: Exercises delivered by Simulated Sailing and their application to those at risk from falls and fatality. *; Northern Health
  • 2021: Optimising the design and efficiency of technetium generators using design and human centric innovation methodologies *; Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation
  • 2021: Smartphone Tele-Assessment to Enable Superior Monitoring and Diagnosis of Postural and Functional Control in Total Knee Replacements *; Defence Health Foundation
  • 2021: Wearable Devices Research & Innovation Pilot *; Silver Chain Group Limited Fund Scheme
  • 2020: Applying AI and ML to Design and Develop better Clinical Care Paths *; Epworth Healthcare
  • 2020: Assessing the benefit of digital twins to provide better uterine cancer care for Epworth Patients *; Epworth Healthcare
  • 2020: CLOTS – technical solution : 4-Model Decision Support Tool for ALL surgical and interventional procedures *; Digital Health CRC
  • 2020: Reducing the cost of medication errors and non adherence *; Digital Health CRC
  • 2019: Digital Health Data Analytics Postdoctoral Fellow support / Using practice analytics to understand variation and support reflective practice *; Digital Health CRC
  • 2019: Integrating mental wellness and brain wellness assessment/advice on SiSU stations *; Digital Health CRC

* Chief Investigator

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