Dr Hilary Davis

Senior Research Fellow

Dr Hilary Davis is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Social Impact Swinburne with a particular interest in human-computer interaction and a significant track record of research on the social aspects of digital health to improve health experiences and health services.

Hilary leads rural mental health evaluations for the Rural Outreach Worker (ROW) Program and HALT (Hope Assistance Local Tradies), funded by the Department of Health.

She is CSI Swinburne's lead for CSI's evaluation of the Assisted Communities through Direct Connection (ACDC) program, funded by Community Mental Health Australia, and she is a Chief Investigator on an ARC discovery project, 'Optimising the roles of online communities in rural resilience'.

Hilary also co-leads an evaluation of the use of language learning apps in primary schools in Australia and she has co-edited a special issue on Digital Participation for Marginalised and Diverse Communities in the Journal of Community Informatics (2018). She also leads ‘Yarriambiack Shire Tales’ about the potential of online digital stories to attract tourists to regional Victoria.

Hilary is a member of the Smart Rural Health Research Team (SMArt), a research partnership that trials innovations in service delivery and builds a community of leading practice for rural health services and their communities. Research includes the VerilyConnect project (funded by the Department of Health), the Best Practice Project, which showcases rural health innovation, and a community volunteer program supporting people with dementia and their families in rural Victoria.

She is a program committee member and designated reviewer for several international conferences, and a member of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM).


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