Misc

Scholarships/awards received:

  • Distinguished Paper Award for Using Image References in Radiology Reports to Support Enhanced Report-to-Image Navigation paper at AMIA 2013.
  • Computer Science Best PhD Thesis Award 2010 runner-up. 
  • What Can Primary Care Prescribing Data Tell Us about Individual Adherence to Long-Term Medication? – Comparison to Pharmacy Dispensing Data. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, 18(10), pp 956-64, 2009 paper selected for inclusion in the International Medical Informatics Association’s “2010 IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics” which “includes the best papers in medical informatics from around the world”
  • Computer Science Best Student Published Paper Award for journal paper: Mabotuwana, T. and Warren, J., ChronoMedIt – A Computational Quality Audit Framework for Better Management of Patients with Chronic Conditions. Journal of Biomedical Informatics, 2009 (Pubmed). Awarded by the Department of Computer Science, University of Auckland
  • Royal Society of New Zealand Travel Award, 2009
  • National Heart Foundation Travel Grant, 2009
  • BuildIT Travel Award, 2009
  • Best Student Scientific Paper Award for Analysis of Medication Possession Ratio for Improved Blood Pressure Control – Towards a Semantic Web Technology Enabled Workbench at Health Informatics New Zealand (HINZ) Conference, 2008
  • Computer Science Best Student Published Paper Award (2nd Place) for journal paper: Mabotuwana, T., Warren, J., Gaikwad, R., Kennelly J. and Kenealy, T., Analysis of Medication Possession Ratio for Improved Blood Pressure Control – Towards a Semantic Web Technology Enabled Workbench. Health Care and Informatics Review Online, October 2008. Awarded by the Department of Computer Science, University of Auckland
  • University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship (for my current work – PhD in Computer Science)
  • Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) Bright Future Scheme Top Achiever Doctoral Scholarship (for the work at the Bioengineering Institute), 2005
  • Prize for best Part IV project in Electronic Systems, awarded by Industrial Research Limited (IRL), New Zealand
  • Senior Prize in Computer Systems Engineering, 2003
  • Senior Prize in Computer Systems Engineering, 2002
  • Nominated to Engineering School’s Dean’s Honours List, 2002

Educational background:

  • April 2007 – May 2010: University of Auckland, PhD in Computer Science, specialising in health informatics
  • 2006: University of Auckland, PhD candidate at the Bioengineering Institute working on Modelling Blood Flow in the Gastrointestinal System (realised after about 10 months that mathematical modelling was not what I wanted to be doing for the rest of my life..so I changed topics! However, this work still resulted in two first-author publications)
  • 2001 – 2004: University of Auckland, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Bachelor of Computer Systems Engineering (First Class Hons)

Research interests:

Clinical decision support systems, quality audit reporting, user interfaces, operational analytics.

Ad-hoc reviewing activities:

I have been a reviewer at least once for the following:

Pharmacoepidemiology & Drug Safety(PDS)
Applied Clinical Informatics (ACI)
electronic Journal of Health Informatics (eJHI)
Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine (CMPB)
BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making (link)
Postgraduate Medical Journal (PMJ)
Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR)
Journal of Infection and Public Health (JIPH)

Health Informatics New Zealand (HINZ) Conference
Medical Informatics Europe (MIE) Conference
Medical Informatics (MedInfo) Conference

Software Utilities:

MedTech32FileParser to extract selected labs out of the big blob (full of control characters) MT32 puts out

Other interests:

I’ve been a dedicated Picasa user for over a decade now and that’s where I’ve been uploading photos pretty much since digital cameras became available. I’m a pretty keen badminton player as well and here are some old photos from my school days where our team won quite a few inter-school tournaments.

Work/Research Experience:

Please see my LinkedIn profile for the most up-to-date info on this.

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