Steven McPhail

Invited Speaker, Gerontology

Professor, Queensland University of Technology, QLD

    Steve is a health systems innovator, health services researcher, health economist and clinician with a special interest in digital transformation. He is Director of the Australian Centre for Health Services Innovation (AusHSI) and Director of the Centre for Healthcare Transformation at the Queensland University of Technology, where he is the Professor of Health Services Research. He has a special interest in the development and integration of digital health solutions, including artificial intelligence (AI) in complex health service environments.

    He completed his physiotherapy training at The University of Queensland and also has formal qualifications in health economics (PhD – The University of Queensland). He is passionate about empowering clinicians and healthcare organisations to deliver high-value patient-centred care, particularly for vulnerable members of our community and their families. He has published more than 250 peer-reviewed journal articles, been awarded more than $115 million in competitive research funding and his work has been cited in influential international guidelines and policy-related documents from the World Bank, European Union, OECD, and World Health Organisation, among others.

    His relaxed presentation style draws on real-world stories and experiences that foster innovative thinking and provoke meaningful reflection about how we organise and deliver healthcare.