Program & Keynote Speaker

CDS Breakfast Workshop

Interested in the Clinical Decision Support breakfast workshop on the 6th of July? Come along to this CSHI23 exclusive event hosted by eHealth NSW & The University of Sydney. 

Places are limited and registration to the breakfast workshop is separate from the general CSHI registration. Further details on the breakfast workshop can be found here.

Keynote Speakers

Professor Paul Bowie


Paul is a safety scientist, medical educator and chartered ergonomist & human factors expert with over 30 years of experience leading and collaborating in research, innovation and educational development to improve the quality and safety of healthcare in the UK and internationally. He has also provided expert risk and safety consultancy to medical defence, independent investigation, commercial healthcare, aviation and military organisations. His main role is Programme Director (Safety & Improvement) with NHS Education for Scotland.

In 2004, Paul gained his doctorate in significant event analysis in primary healthcare from the University of Glasgow. He has published over 160 articles in international peer-reviewed healthcare journals and co-edited a book on patient safety and quality improvement in primary care.

Paul is Honorary Professor and a PhD supervisor and examiner in the School of Health and Wellbeing at the University of Glasgow, and Adjunct Professor at Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada. He also contributes to the MSc distance learning course on Human Factors for Patient Safety at Staffordshire University. Finally, Paul is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and the Royal College of General Practitioners, and a Registered Member of the UK Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors, where he is also the Healthcare Special Interest Group Lead on Patient Safety.

Associate Professor Robyn Clay-Williams

BEng PhD

Associate Professor Robyn Clay-Williams leads a research program at the Australian Institute of Health and Innovation, Macquarie University, in the field of human factors and resilience in health care. Her expertise is in creating health systems that can function effectively in the presence of complexity and uncertainty. Her research bridges the gap between theory and practice, by developing products and processes that are safe, usable and ready for implementation. Robyn’s research program has significantly advanced understanding about how health systems function and how to improve them. Over a career spanning 40 years in aviation and healthcare, she has worked extensively to develop and evaluate systems that take into account and minimise risk while retaining efficient and effective performance. 

Robyn provides expert advice to policymakers, clinicians, researchers and consumers across Australia and globally, and currently leads a 5-year MRFF Grant developing new models of care to improve hospital Emergency Department performance, and patient experience and outcomes for five priority consumer cohorts in NSW. She has published extensively, with >125 peer-reviewed academic papers, books and book chapters. Her 2019 TEDx talk on human factors is available on the global platform. Prior to her academic career, Robyn was a Royal Australian Air Force test pilot.