Team CDE – Professor Vivienne Tippett OAM

We’re excited to introduce you to Professor Vivienne Tippett who joins CDE as a Chief Investigator. Vivienne is an academic within QUT’s Faculty of Health and is the Lead Researcher on the Bushfire & National Hazards CRC. We sat down with Vivienne to chat about her research and thoughts on the digital economy.

What is your research focus? 
Emergency responsiveness at the individual and community, state and global level. Emergency prehospital and inpatient health care; role re-description and expansion of practice scope to accommodate disaster and emergency conditions; risk communication and community responsiveness to disaster; point of care testing for improved diagnostics and more effective trajectories to definitive healthcare/healthcare system design.

What excites you most about the digital economy?
The digital economy and globalism are often identified as strategies which have exacerbated inequity – what can we do to correct these inequalities?

Are you an optimist or pessimist about the future?
A cautious optimist – there is a lot we can do as a society to minimise and correct social inequities and the effects of climate change, providing we can both, take personal responsibility and mobilise social responsiveness.

Finish this sentence: In 2050, there will be…
In 2050, there will be far greater reliance on autonomous function. Human health and disease profiles will look very different and clinical decisions will be AI led.

One Comment

  • Alireza Ahmadvand

    I have rarely come across individual academics who are as inspiring as Vivienne, while being successful in their team endeavours.
    I tried to learn a lot from her, both from her style of academic work, and her contagious passion of research for a better world.
    I look forward to seeing new opportunities for working in her team in the near future.

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