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Perspectives on Healthcare Innovations Panel Event

Perspectives on Healthcare Innovations Panel

Topic: The process of accelerating health innovations

This panel discussion will showcase health founders who have competed for a place in the 2022 LuminaX Health Accelerator program.

Bond University is collaborating with Cohort Innovation Space to foster innovations in health. We know we need to integrate new technologies to meet user expectations within our complex health systems. As part of this, we are supporting the LuminaX Health Accelerator.

This Perspectives on Healthcare Innovations panel will showcase health founders who are participating in the current 14 week LuminaX Health Accelerator. Founders will pitch their innovative solutions to key healthcare problems. In response, you will meet and hear from a cross-disciplinary panel of experienced Bond innovators, including Professor Nick James, Associate Professor James Birt, Associate Professor Adrian Gepp and Mr Gary Brady.

Join co-chairs Professors Sharon Mickan and Alan Patching to engage with and learn about the process of accelerating health innovations. We will seed discussion across and between founders, academics, and innovators to broaden your perspective on innovation.


Event Details:

When: Tuesday, 21 June 2022


Registration, drinks & nibbles (in-person only) - 5.30pm

Panel and Zoom session commences: 6.00 pm

Event concludes - 7.30pm

Location: Princeton Room (BLD06_3_04), Bond University (map)

Or join us via Zoom: There is an option to join the panel discussion 'remotely' if you cannot attend in person. We will send you a Zoom link to join the panel discussion if this option is selected upon registration.

For further information, please contact [email protected]

Registration deadline is Tuesday, 14 June.


Panel and Co-Chair (and bios):

Professor Nick James is the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Law at Bond University, as well as Co-Director of the Bond University Centre for Professional Legal Education (CPLE) and Co-Chair of the Council of Australian Law Deans (CALD). He is passionate about legal education and the role of law schools in modern society. He has won several awards for his teaching including a National Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning, and has written numerous journal articles, book chapters and conference papers in the areas of legal education, critical legal theory, and disruption of the legal profession. He is particularly interested in the ways law schools can and should respond to emergent technologies and their impact upon both teaching practice and the delivery of legal services.

Dr James Birt is an Associate Professor of Computer Games and holds a PhD in Software Engineering and Artificial Intelligence. He is recognised for his leadership in applied design and development of extended reality and immersive games-based experiences to assist learning and knowledge discovery. James is an active mentor with the Advance Queensland Mentoring for Growth program assisting multiple small and medium scale businesses through digital transformation and research innovation. He holds an editorial role with Springer Educational Technology Research and Development, a position on the International Organization for Standardization working group for AR/VR and an assessor’s role for the International Serious Games Showcase and Challenge.

Dr Adrian Gepp is an Associate Professor of Statistics and the Higher Degree Research Director at the Bond Business School. As an inaugural member of Bond University’s Centre of Data Analytics, Adrian uses advanced statistical modelling to reveal unique insights about problems of economic and social importance. His research has attracted more than $700,000 of external research funding, primarily from industry partners.

Gary Brady is the Director Centre for Enterprise Governance and Chair of the Board, Anglicare Southern Queensland (Aged & Community Care). Gary has been a Managing Partner in business advisory and consulting, advising to ASX listed boards, major government departments and for purpose entities. He is formerly a Director of Intellectual Property Transfer in the tertiary sector, negotiating start-up funding and license agreements with industry on behalf of university researchers, and a corporate executive with BHP and James Hardie Industries.

Professor Alan Patching joined academia after a long career in project management, development management and construction management. He also has several years’ experience as CEO of a publicly listed entity, has co-authored a book on structuring organisations for innovation, and has multiple health care related qualifications (counselling and psychotherapy) and thousands of hours of clinical experience. Alan is currently Director of Industry Engagement at Bond University.

Professor Sharon Mickan is the inaugural head of Bond’s newest interdisciplinary healthcare innovations program and Professor of Healthcare Innovations. She brings experiences from clinical occupational therapy practice, healthcare management, international academia and executive leadership to her current work. She actively facilitates health leaders to navigate the research evidence and critically evaluate health systems, in order to introduce and implement clinical innovation.



You can watch a full recording of our last panel event here.


In light of possible continuing changes in directives from Government and Heath authorities, this event is subject to change, cancellation and re-scheduling. If changes are made to the event, the University will attempt to provide 3 days’ notice. If the event is unable to be held in-person, a virtual event may still proceed if the nature and format of the event is able to be replicated in purpose and substance over the internet. It is acknowledged that some invitees may not be able to attend due to lockdown and travel restrictions. In such cases, the University means no offence, rather the invitation is one of courtesy.