9 episodes

HealthTech Talks, places the interesting world of HealthTech under the microscope. Listen to HealthTech experts tell their stories and share what drives them to succeed in the world of health, science, and technology.
Within the development Lumina, located in the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct, a collaborative hub of HealthTech businesses is growing on the Gold Coast. The HealthTech Talks Lumina Podcast Series showcases the talent within this hub. Take a journey of discovery as you hear from innovation leaders in HealthTech sharing their life’s work, insights, and expertise. Whether you’re a patient, founder, investor or simply interested in HealthTech, HeathTech Talks has it covered.

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HealthTech Talks, places the interesting world of HealthTech under the microscope. Listen to HealthTech experts tell their stories and share what drives them to succeed in the world of health, science, and technology.
Within the development Lumina, located in the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct, a collaborative hub of HealthTech businesses is growing on the Gold Coast. The HealthTech Talks Lumina Podcast Series showcases the talent within this hub. Take a journey of discovery as you hear from innovation leaders in HealthTech sharing their life’s work, insights, and expertise. Whether you’re a patient, founder, investor or simply interested in HealthTech, HeathTech Talks has it covered.

    Bringing together older and younger generations

    Bringing together older and younger generations

    At an age when Professor Anneke Fitzgerald says she should be starting to think of retirement, she's taken on a passion project (and the long and demanding hours that go with it), that she hopes will change the lives of young and old. Anneke is the Founder and Chair of the Australian Institute for Intergenerational Practice, an organisation that is leading the way in creating meaningful relationships between children and elderly people. She's also one of the people behind the scenes of the popular ABC series 'Old People's Home for 4 year olds'. Anneke believes the work of the Institute could influence big change in our communities.

    • 19 min
    Supporting Startups in Shaping the Future of Healthcare

    Supporting Startups in Shaping the Future of Healthcare

    When Eloise Keefe began her career as a research scientist for the sugar industry, she could not have predicted where it would take her. Now, some 15 years later, her in-depth knowledge and experience combined with her business acumen from managing multi-million dollar research projects has taken her career in a new direction. As the commercial business manager for the Institute of Glycomics at Griffith University and a coach for the LuminaX Health Accelerator program, Eloise is helping to shape the future of healthcare research and startups right here on the Gold Coast.

    • 20 min
    An Ambassador of Australia’s Health Industry

    An Ambassador of Australia’s Health Industry

    When Dr Hal Rice began his medical career he was planning on being an orthopaedic surgeon. That was until the advent of MRI opened his eyes to a whole new world of medical imaging. Now, as a neurointerventional radiologist, Dr Hal and his team are available around the clock to treat patients who have had a stroke. When the co-founder of the Gold Coast University Hospital Interventional Neuroradiology Service isn’t in the operating theatre, he divides his time between Qscan Radiology Clinics, which he also founded, and showcasing the Gold Coast to medical professionals around the world. It’s no wonder he was named Gold Coast Australian of the Year.

    • 21 min
    Healthcare Start-ups Dreaming Big

    Healthcare Start-ups Dreaming Big

    More than 30 years after starting his career in software engineering and IT, Dr Kelvin Ross is still passionate about what he does. He says it’s not only because of the problems technology can solve but because you never know where it can lead you. Dr Kelvin has used technology to help solve problems in finance, defence and Indigenous heritage, to name a few, but his focus is now on healthcare and bringing artificial intelligence to the patient bedside.

    • 22 min
    Disrupting Mental Health Services

    Disrupting Mental Health Services

    Dervla Loughnane is on a mission to save lives by making mental health support more accessible. Dervla is disrupting the way mental health services are delivered, turning the traditional face-to-face psychology session on its head and reaching more people in the process. As the Founder and CEO of Virtual Psychologist and Mental Health Warrior, Dervla talked to us about how she took an idea and turned it into a multi-national health care provider.
    Warning: Domestic violence and suicide is mentioned in this interview. If this raises any issues for you, please phone Lifeline on 131 114.

    • 16 min
    Make Every Day Count

    Make Every Day Count

    A cancer diagnoses at just 32 changed Makala Castelli’s perspective on life. She now makes every day count and fits more into one day than most people would fit in a week. Makala is an entrepreneur and business woman driven to help people live well with, and beyond cancer. In this interview, we talk to Makala about how this illness changed her and led to the creation of limonata and Oncana, an integrated digital platform offering a network of allied and complementary health providers dedicated to support people living with cancer.

    • 20 min

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