Team 1

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Angus Pyle

Management Consultant
Business, Finance and Mathematics

Angus Pyle has been working as a Management Consultant for Visagio over the past year and a half. He has worked primarily on data visualisation and reporting, with some other work completed in simulation and modelling.

Angus is currently studying a degree in Financial Mathematics from Curtin University, focussed on operations research and optimisation.

Challenge #1: Extreme Waitlists

Hospitals and healthcare organisations have waiting lists that can exceed two years for some conditions. Many of the patients could deal with their condition through self-management and therefore come off the waitlist. Currently, hospitals and healthcare organisations have no mechanisms of engaging with these patients.

Team Members

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Emel Rothzerg

PhD Student/
Research Assistant

Oncology, Biochemistry, Molecular Genetics

Emel Rothzerg is a UWA graduate with a first class honours degree in Biomedical Science and medical research. Emel has been working together with a multi-disciplinary team of lead scientists and clinicians to develop a prognostic marker for osteosarcoma patients. Meanwhile, she has built up her research and publication profile both nationally and internationally. She also delivered substantial contributions in leadership, teaching and management. Emel is the Vice President (Research) of the UWA Postgraduate Students’ Association and she has been heavily involved in the sustainable development goals.

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Jack Dalla Via

Postdoctoral Research
Fellow

Exercise and Nutrition, Cancer Survivorship, Musculoskeletal Health

Jack is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Institute for Nutrition Research at Edith Cowan University. Jack received his PhD from Deakin University in 2020. His doctoral research investigated the role of exercise and nutrition in managing musculoskeletal adverse effects of prostate cancer treatment. His current research focuses on developing and evaluating novel approaches to better deliver effective and accessible exercise and diet support for cancer survivors and those living with chronic disease.

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Reuben Fox

Physiotherapist
Physiotherapy, Photography, Conservative Management of Complex Pain

An innovative, passionate, and creative Senior Physiotherapist with 7 years of experience managing a diverse client base. Reuben has gained invaluable experience in a variety of different health settings including; private practice, private/public hospital, and nursing home. He has proven ability to envision, innovate, and drive a variety of projects, requiring leadership qualities, creativity, and support for team members. Recent completion of Reuben's Master of Clinical Physiotherapy has provided a wealth of inspiration/ideas on beneficial methods which solve key industry health problems.

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Robert Lethbridge

Paediatric Respiratory and Sleep Consultant
Clinical Medicine

Rob is a paediatric respiratory and sleep medicine consultant at Perth Children’s Hospital. He is a strong advocate for change and innovation, with a previous role as a Medical Leadership Advisor at the Institute for Health Leadership and ongoing involvement with the Policy and Advocacy committee for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. Beyond clinical medicine he has fronted a short docu-series about medical advocacy and is helping to redesign the paediatric respiratory outpatient flow. He has previous experience creating E-Learning packages and web-site development. He believes that the utilisation of technology in health continues to lag every other sector to the detriment of our patients and needs to improve to enable the provision of quality healthcare.

Mentors

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Adam James

Director
Caledenia Advisory

Adam has over 15 years’ experience across research and technology commercialisation and complex systems transformation. He holds a degree in Neuroscience (Pharmacology), an MBA and is WA committee member for Ausbiotech; the representative body for the life sciences sector in Australia. He is a founder of Emyria (ASX:EMD) and is a Foundational Fellow of the Collaboration for the Advancement of Sustainable Medical Innovation (CASMI) UCL UK. We works with investors and founders to identify, support and commercialise early stage science led companies.

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Ian Varughese

Information Systems Architect
Axonium &
Modillion Technology

Ian is an experienced Information Systems Specialist who has delivered custom web solutions for complex problems in health, education, and finance sectors, as director of Modillion Technology and Axonium. Most recently, he created a bespoke reporting and management system for the HealthNext (cloud transformation) project at the Department of Health WA. A former Analytics Manager at Deloitte, he has developed critical data systems for health infrastructure projects in Australia worth $6 billion, and designed solutions for Ramsay Health Care, Perth Children's Hospital, Fiona Stanley Hospital, and various government departments.

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Surrey Hughes

Engineering Manager
Healthengine

Surrey is a passionate business oriented technologist who holds an optimistic vision for the future. Having founded four businesses and worked across the telecoms, energy and now healthcare industries he has a broad view of what works and what doesn’t in practical terms.  He is a firm believer that a rising tide lifts all boats and lighting another’s candle doesn’t dim the light, but brightens it for all.