Keynote 1: ehealth 2.0 - towards a personal “Wellness Footprint” (Dr Gordon Waddington, Univ. of Canberra)

Dr Gordon Waddington


ehealth 2.0 - towards a personal “Wellness Footprint” will examine possibilities and research directions from the interface between current research in health and exercise science and new and emerging technology applications in human movement science.

Interactive, mobile phone based platforms present as yet unrealised potential for enhancing interactive personal health enabling capacity in chronic disease in western societies and in preventative health care in developing societies.

The explosion of capacity in this area represents a huge opportunity to create an intelligent personalised preventive health system capable of substantially improving quality of life and potentially saving governments billions in health care costs.


Dr Gordon Waddington’s background in health science research developed from a background in the movement sciences and rehabilitation fields as a sports physiotherapist and a clinical exercise physiologist. He has undertaken work examining the application of GPS and accelerometer systems to injury prevention and treatment across the lifespan from high performance sports to older persons in falls injury prevention.

He is Leader of the Exercise and Sport Injury Group in the Centre for Research and Action in Public Health at the University of Canberra and is Associate Dean Research and Professor of Physiotherapy in the Faculty of Health at the University of Canberra, Australia.

Keynote 2: LET’S GO! - ABC Mobile - connecting to audiences in a world of constant change (Chris Winter, Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Chris Winter


Based in Canberra, Chris Winter works for the ABC’s Innovation Division, and has a long background in new media, digital TV, technology marketing and radio. He managed ABC2 for its first two and a half years and subsequent work has included interactive TV, off-deck mobile portals, various projects with the collection sector (libraries, archives and museums), relationship management with industry bodies and state and federal government departments, and the ABC’s engagement with the NBN.

He is a member of the Australian Interactive Media Industry Association (AIMIA), the Music Council of Australia, and the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences; has contributed to the annual conferences of the Screen Producers Association of Australia since 1999 and been a XMediaLab mentor since they began in 2003, most recently in Amsterdam in November 2009 and Sydney in June 2010.

He is a board member of screen development body Metro Screen Ltd, joined the Australian Government’s Information Technology Industry Innovation Council in May 2009, since May 2010 on the Queensland Government’s ICT Ministerial Advisory Group and from July 2010 on the advisory council of the Creative Industries Innovation Centre (part of Enterprise Connect).

In 2004 Chris was the joint recipient of an Australian Recording Industry Association Award for Best Music DVD for his production work on Midnight Oil’s Best of Both Worlds, and was presented with AIMIA’s 2007 Outstanding Contribution Award.