Chief Investigators

A/Prof Chris Lawrence

A.Prof Chris Lawrence  is an Indigenous researcher at the University of Technology Sydney who conducted his Masters and PhD research in Indigenous communities and has extensive experience in Indigenous health.



TuckA.Prof Tuck Leong of University of Technology Sydney is an expert on Human-Computer Interaction and Participatory Design.

Gunn, Greg and Siv

Dr Greg Wadley is a lecturer at the University of Melbourne who studies technologies for health and wellbeing, mental health and addiction, and has authored papers on drug use and research in sensitive settings




Dr Simon Graham conducted his Masters and PhD research in technology-for-health in the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services in New South Wales, and is conducting a 2017 Fullbright Scholarship project to use social media to support young people’s health in the USA

Professor Nic Bidwell of the University of Namibia is a leading author on the design and evaluation of technology to support Indigenous wellbeing. Most of her research takes place in Africa and Australia.

Professor Sandra Eades of the University of Melbourne is a world leader in Indigenous health research.

Professor Paul Dourish of the University of California, Irvine is a world leader in the field of Human-
Computer Interaction and co-authored the Postcolonial Computing framework.

Advisory Group

Professor Justin Zobel is head of the Department of Computing and Information Systems at the University of Melbourne, and leads the department’s program to engage Indigenous students.

Professor Brian Oldenburg is a psychologist and head of the Centre for Health Equity in the School of Population and Global Health at the University of Melbourne.

Professor Kerin O’Dea is a leading researcher on diet, health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians.

Professor Siv Kvernmo is a clinical psychiatrist, professor of psychiatry at the University of Tromso, and a representative of the Indigenous Sami people of Scandinavia.

Ms Kagonya Awori is a final year PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne, designing technology for the development of indigenous knowledge among ethnic communities in Kenya, and their diaspora in Australia.