Awards and Recognition


Best Paper Awards


Title: “An overall health and well-being data model for employer-sponsored personal health records.”

HIKM2019 ( Australasian Computer Science Week) : 29 – 31 January 2019, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia


Title: “STEM Education for Sustainable Development: A Sociotechnical Analysis”

STEM Education and Our Planet: Making Connections Across Contexts July 12-15, 2014 – UBC Vancouver,

Canada. [ ] – []


2012 – BEST PAPER AWARD – Peter L Reichertz Award by European Federation For Medical

Informatics (EFMI)

Title: “Impact of the social networking applications for health information management for patients and physicians”

In Mantas, John, Andersen, Stig Kjaer, Mazzoleni, Maria Christina, Blobel, Bernd, Quaglini, Silvana, &

Moens, Anneliese (Eds.) Quality of Life through Quality of Information – Proceedings of MIE2012, IOS Press

BV, Pisa Palazzo dei Congressi, Pisa, pp. 803{807 []


2012 – BEST PAPER AWARD – Security Congress (SECAU)

Title: “Legal issues related to Accountable-eHealth systems in Australia”

In Williams, Trish & Valli, Craig (Eds.) Proceedings of the 1st Australian eHealth informatics and security

conference, SRI, Security Research Institute, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia, Perth, Australia, pp. 16 – 21 []

Academic Honours

2012 – Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award

Title: “Near Infrared Spectroscopy for Non-destructive Evaluation of Articular Cartilage”

Recognition of the Supervision of Isaac O. Afara’s PhD Thesis []


2006 – Teaching Equity Award

Title: “Benefits and challenges through evaluation of cross – cultural awareness in a cooperative learning environment” QUT –  Faculty of Information Technology


2006 – The Teaching Scholarship Award

“Special Commendation” QUT – Faculty of Information Technology

Prestigious Awards


Title: “Dedication to the very important role of Section Secretary, and a perfect attendance record”

IEEE Queensland Section (Region-10). []


2011 – Higher Degree Research (HDR) Student Award

“Student choices of Mentoring Higher Degree Research (HDR) Supervisors”


2013 – Australian Federal Government Endeavour Executive Award

“Outgoing award to Japan for professional development” – Osaka University, Japan.


2012 – Smart Futures Queensland International Fellowship

“Understanding Practical Issues in the Clinical Simulations when Integrating Professionals and Public in the

Healthcare Decision Making Processes”

University of Victoria BC, Canada and Osaka Teaching Hospital, Japan.


2010 – The SCEPTrE Fellowship

“To reward and promote excellence, advance understanding and improve student experiences of professional

training and learning through enquiry in disciplinary study and through work”

The University of Surrey, Guildford, UK.