Associate Professor Anthony Smith

Associate Professor

Centre for Online Health
Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Affiliate Associate Professor

Queensland Children's Medical Research Institute
Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
a.smith8@uq.edu.au
+61 7 3176 8180
0413 901 644

Overview

Dr Anthony Smith is an Associate Professor and Deputy Director of the University of Queensland’s Centre for Online Health (COH) at the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH). He also holds an affiliate Associate Professor appointment at the Queensland Children's Medical Research Institute as a research theme leader.

Dr Smith has more than twelve years of research experience based on investigations of new telemedicine applications for the benefit of clinicians and patients in regional and remote areas of Queensland.

In 2004, he completed a doctorate degree in the field of medicine, by examining the feasibility and cost-effectiveness of a novel telepaediatric service in Queensland.

Over the last decade, the COH has earned international recognition as a pioneer in the field of telepaediatrics (i.e. the delivery of paediatric health services at a distance). In collaboration with the RCH, the COH provides routine telepaediatric services for children all throughout Queensland – involving a broad range of specialties including burns care, cardiology, dermatology, endocrinology, neurology, orthopaedics and psychiatry.

Specific research interests include the evaluation of feasibility, cost-effectiveness and diagnostic accuracy of telemedicine applications in the context of paediatrics and child health. Current research includes the evaluation of wireless (robot) videoconference systems in paediatric wards; home telemedicine consultations for children with chronic health conditions; email-based telemedicine support; and a community-based telemedicine health screening programme for Indigenous children in the South Burnett region of Queensland.

Dr Smith has made a significant contribution to the literature on telepaediatrics publishing more than 90 papers in peer-reviewed journals, three edited books and 12 book chapters on telemedicine related topics. Dr Smith continues to present his work through publication, national and international conferences and local meetings.

Dr Smith has a lead role in the delivery of the International Successes and Failures in Telehealth (SFT) conference; and chairs the scientific program for the Global Telehealth Conference in Australia. He has the role of Queensland representative of the Australasian Telehealth Society (ATHS) and was elected as President of the ATHS in November 2013. He was also appointed as an Associate Editor for the BMC Health Services Research journal in 2009.

Previously, Dr Smith has had over ten years’ clinical experience as a Registered Nurse specialising in paediatrics and child health.

Qualifications

  • PhD, The University of Queensland
  • BNurse, Queensland University of Technology
  • MEd, Queensland University of Technology

Publications

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Supervision

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Bensink, Mark E., Scuffham, Paul A. and Smith, Anthony C. (2012). Health economics. In Hans Peter Soyer, Michael Binder, Anthony C. Smith and Elisabeth M. T. Wurm (Ed.), Telemedicine in dermatology (pp. 167-185) Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-20801-0_19

  • Wurm, Elisabeth M. T., Soyer, H. Peter and Smith, Anthony C. (2012). Introduction to teledermatology. In Hans Peter Soyer, Michael Binder, Anthony C. Smith and Elisabeth M. T. Wurm (Ed.), Telemedicine in dermatology (pp. 1-6) Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-20801-0_1

  • Jakowenko, Janelle, Smith, Matthew J. and Smith, Anthony C. (2012). Photographic imaging essentials. In Hans Peter Soyer, Michael Binder, Anthony C. Smith and Elisabeth M. T. Wurm (Ed.), Telemedicine in dermatology (pp. 143-156) Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-20801-0_17

  • Smith, Anthony C. and Edirippulige, Sisira (2010). Extending health services to rural communities: Telepediatrics in Queensland. In Stefane M. Kabene (Ed.), Healthcare and the effect of technology: Developments, challenges and advancements (pp. 101-111) Hershey, PA, U.S.A.: IGI Global.

  • Edirippulige, S, Smith, A.C., Bensink, M.E., Armfield, N.R. and Wootton R (2009). Nurses and Telehealth, Current Practice and Future Trends.. In Bettina Staudinger, Victoria Hob and Herwig Osterman (Ed.), Nursing and Clinical Informatics: Socio-Technical Approaches 1 ed. (pp. 94-109) USA / UK: Information Science Reference, Idea Group Inc (IGI).

  • Conrick, M. and Smith, A.C. (2009). Using informatics to expand awareness.. In John Daly, Sandra Speedy and Debra Jackson (Ed.), Contexts of Nursing 3e 3 ed. (pp. 330-350) Australia: Churchill Livingstone - Elsevier Australia.

  • Batch, J. and Smith, A. C. (2005). Diabetes and telemedicine. In R. Wootton and J. Batch (Ed.), Telepediatrics: Telemedicine and Child Health 1 ed. (pp. 89-104) London, U.K.: Royal Society of Medicine Press.

  • Kimble, R. M. and Smith, A. C. (2005). Post-acute burns care for children. In R. Wootton and J. Batch (Ed.), Telepediatrics: Telemedicine and Child Health (pp. 111-118) London, U.K.: Royal Society of Medicine Press.

  • Smith, A. C. and Pelekanos, J. T. (2005). Telemedicine in Paediatric Neurology. In R. Wootton and V. Patterson (Ed.), Teleneurology (pp. 117-135) London, United Kingdom: Royal Society of Medicine Press.

  • Smith, A. C. (2005). Telepaediatrics in Queensland. In R. Wootton and J. Batch (Ed.), Telepediatrics: Telemedicine and Child Health 1 ed. (pp. 25-39) London, U.K.: Royal Society of Medicine Press.

  • Smith, A. and Wootton, R. (2004). Telemedicine in surgery. In R. Kamel and J. Lumley (Ed.), Textbook of tropical surgery (pp. 149-153) London, U. K.: Westminster Publishing.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Smith, Anthony C., Armfield, Nigel R., Brown, Cecil and Perry, Christopher (2014). Re-engineering health service models: the value of telemedicine for people living in Indigenous communities. In: Abstracts from The American Telemedicine Association Nineteenth Annual International Meeting and Exposition. ATA 2013: American Telemedicine Association 19th Annual International Meeting and Trade Show, Baltimore, MD, USA, (A80-A80). 18-20 May, 2014. doi:10.1089/tmj.2014.9986-A.abstracts

  • Smith, A. C., Armfield, N. R. and Gray, L. C. (2013). Retrospective review of Medicare reimbursement for telehealth in Australia. In: Abstracts from The American Telemedicine Association Eighteenth Annual International Meeting and Exposition. American Telemedicine Association Meeting 2013, Austin, Texas, (A77-A77). 5-7 May 2013. doi:10.1089/tmj.2013.9994-A

  • Donovan, T., Armfield, N., Coghill, K., Smith, A., Van der Westhuysen, J., Hurley, T. and Rogers, D. (2012). Remote management of ill infants by telemedicine: improving access and outcome in a vulnerable patient group. In: Abstracts of the 17th Congress of the Federation of Asian and Oceania Perinatal Societies (FAOPS) and the 16th Annual Congress of the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand (PSANZ). 17th Congress of the Federation of Asian and Oceania Perinatal Societies (FAOPS) and the 16th Annual Congress of the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand (PSANZ), Sydney, NSW, Australia, (60-60). 18-21 March 2012. doi:10.1111/j.1440-1754.2012.02411.x

  • Martin-Khan, M., Beattie, E., Edirippulige, S., Gray, L. C., Russell, T., Smith, A. C. and Theodoros, D. (2012). Telehealth for nursing homes: utilisation of specialists services. In: Australasian Journal On Ageing. Australian Association of Gerontology, 45th National Conference, Brisbane, Australia, (37-37). 20–23 November 2012. doi:10.1111/j.1741-6612.2012.00655.x

  • McCall, T., Armfield, N., Coulthard, M., Slater, A. and Smith, A. (2011). A method comparison approach to determine the efficacy of telemedicine for assessment of the critically-ill child: Preliminary results. In: Abstract of the Sixth World Congress on Pediatric Critical Care. Sixth World Congress on Pediatric Critical Care One World Sharing Knowledge, Sydney, Australia, (A72-A72). 13 - 17 March 2011. doi:10.1097/PCC.0b013e3182112e80

  • Bradford, Natalie, Armfield, N., Young, J. and Smith, A. (2011). Accuracy of medication checks via internet video: Resources and research update. In: Successes and Failures in Telehealth. Successes and Failures in Telehealth, 2nd Annual Meeting of the Australasian Telehealth Society., Royal on the Park, Brisbane, (). 1-2nd December 2011.

  • Caffery, L. and Smith, A.C. (2010). A literature review of email-based telemedicine. In: Anthony C. Smith and Anthony J. Maeder, Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. Selected papers from the 15th International Conference of the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth and 1st National Conference of the Australasian Telehealth Society. Global Telehealth 2010 (GT2010), Fremantle, Perth, WA, (20-34). 10-12 November, 2010. doi:10.3233/978-1-60750-659-1-20

  • Caffery, L. and Smith, A.C. (2010). A transmission security framework for email-based telemedicine. In: Anthony C. Smith and Anthony J. Maeder, Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. Selected papers from the 15th International Conference of the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth and 1st National Conference of the Australasian Telehealth Society. Global Telehealth 2010 (GT2010), Fremantle, Perth, WA, (35-48). 10-12 November 2010. doi:10.3233/978-1-60750-659-1-35

  • Smith, Anthony C., Armfield, Nigel R., White, Megan M., Williams, Michael L., Koh, T.H.H. Guan, Hurley, Tom, Maclean, Sue, McCrossin, Robert, Van der Westhuyzen, Jasper and Coulthard, Mark G. (2010). Clinical services and professional support: a review of mobile telepaediatric services in Queensland. In: Anthony C. Smith and Anthony J. Maeder, Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. Selected papers from the 15th International Conference of the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth and 1st National Conference of the Australasian Telehealth Society. Global Telehealth 2010 (GT2010), Fremantle, Perth, WA, (149-158). 10-12 November, 2010. doi:10.3233/978-1-60750-659-1-149

  • Armfield, N.R., Donovan, T. and Smith, A.C. (2010). Clinicians' perceptions of telemedicine for remote neonatal consultations. In: Anthony C. Smith and Anthony J. Maeder, Selected papers from the 15th International Conference of the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth and 1st National Conference of the Australasian Telehealth Society. Global Telehealth 2010 (GT2010), Fremantle, Perth, WA, (1-9). 10-12 November, 2010. doi:10.3233/978-1-60750-659-1-1

  • Bradford, Natalie, Herbert, Anthony, Walker, Rick, Pedersen, Lee-Anne, Hallahan, Andrew, Irving, Helen, Bensink, Mark E., Armfield, Nigel R. and Smith, Anthony C. (2010). Home telemedicine for paediatric palliative care. In: Anthony C. Smith and Anthony J. Maeder, Global Telehealth: Selected Papers from Global Telehealth 2010 (GT2010). 15th International Conference of the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth; and 1st National Conference of the Australasian Telehealth Society. Global Telehealth 2010 (GT2010): "Telehealth for every nation, community and home", Fremantle, Perth, WA, Australia, (10-19). 10-12 November 2010. doi:10.3233/978-1-60750-659-1-10

  • Armfield, N. R., Bensink, M. E., Donovan, T. and Smith A. C. (2010). Neonatal consultation at a distance. In: Special Issue: Abstracts of the 14th Annual Congress of the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand 28-31 March 2010, Wellington, New Zealand. 14th Annual Congress of the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand, (65-66). 28-31 March, 2010. doi:10.1111/j.1440-1754.2010.01708.x

  • Armfield, N. R., Smith, A. C., Williams, M. and Guan Koh, T. H. H. (2009). Improving continuity of care for transported infants by the use of telemedicine - initial results. In: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. Abstracts of the 13th Annual Congress of the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand. 13th Annual Congress of the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, (A75-A75). 19–22 April, 2009. doi:10.1111/j.1440-1754.2009.01475.x

  • Armfield, N. R., Bensink, M. E., Donovan, T. and Smith, A. C. (2009). Neonatal consultation at a distance – a case series. In: Dr. Charles R Doarn and Dr. Ronald C Merrell, Abstracts from the 2009 American Telemedicine Association Mid-Year Meeting. Telemedicine and e-Health 2009, Palm Springs, California, (721-721). 24–25 September 2009. doi:10.1089/tmj.2009.9946

  • Smith, Anthony C., Kimble, Roy M., O'Brien, Andrea, Mill, Julie and Wootton, Richard (2007). A telepaediatric burns service and the potential travel savings for families living in regional Australia. In: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Successes and Failures in Telehealth (SFT-7). 7th International Conference on Successes and Failures in Telehealth (SFT-7), Brisbane, QLD, Australia, (76-79). 27-28 August 2007. doi:10.1258/135763307783247130

  • Edirippulige, S. K., Marasinghe, R., Smith, A. C., Fujisawa, Y, Herath, W. B., Jiffry, M. and Wootton, R. (2007). Evaluation of E-Learning Practices in Undergraduate Medical Education: Results of a Survey in Sri Lanka. In: Proceedings of the ECEH'07. European Conference on eHealth 2007, Germany, (217-224). 11-12 October, 2007.

  • Edirippulige, S. K., Marasinghe, R., Smith, A. C., Fujisawa, Y., Herath, W. B., Jiffry, M. T. and Wootton, R. (2007). Knowledge and Perceptions of e-Health: Results of a Survey of Medical Students in Sri Lanka. In: Health Networking, Application and Services. International Conference. 9th 2007. Healthcom 2007. 9th International Conference on E-health networking, Application and Services 2007, Taipei, Taiwan, (95-99). 19-22 June, 2007.

  • Edirippulige, Sisira, Marasinghe, Rohana B., Smith, Anthony C., Fujisawa, Yoshikazu, Herath, Walisundara B., Jiffry, Mohamed T. M. and Wootton, Richard (2007). Knowledge and perceptions of e-health: Results of a survey of medical students in Sri Lanka. In: 2006 International Conference On Information and Automation. 2nd International Conference on Information and Automation (ICIA 2006), Colombo, Sri Lanka, (437-439). 15-17 December 2006. doi:10.1109/ICINFA.2006.374093

  • Edirippulige, Sisira, Marasinghe, Rohana B., Smith, Anthony C., Fujisawa, Yoshikazu, Herath, Walisundara B., Jiffry, M. T. M. and Wootton, Richard (2007). Medical students' knowledge and perceptions of e-health: results of a study in Sri Lanka. In: Klaus A. Kuhn, James A. Warren and Tze-Yun, Leong, Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. MEDINFO 2007. Proceedings of: 12th World Congress on Health (Medical) Informatics – Building Sustainable Health Systems. 12th World Congress on Health (Medical) Informatics – Building Sustainable Health Systems, Brisbane, Australia, (1406-1409). 20-24 August 2007.

  • Edirippulige, Sisira, Fujisawa, Yoshikazu, Marasinghe, Rohana B., Jiffry, Mohamed T. M., Smith, Anthony C. and Wootton, Richard (2007). Medical students' knowledge in e-health in developing countries: A survey in Sri Lanka. In: HEALTHCOM 2007: Ubiquitous healthcare in aging societies. 9th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Application and Service, Taipei, Taiwan, (95-99). 19-22 June 2007. doi:10.1109/HEALTH.2007.381612

  • Armfield, N. R., Bensink, M., Smith, A. C., Donovan, T. J. and Wootton, R. (2007). Mobile telemedicine: robots,fish and other stories. In: Proceedings of the ECEH'07. European Conference on eHealth 2007, Germany, (143-154). 11-12 October, 2007.

  • Edirippulige, S. K., Smith, A. C., Young, J. and Wootton, R. (2006). Knowledge, perceptions and expectations of nurses in e-health: results of a survey in a children's hospital. In: Richard Wootton and Elizabeth Krupinski, Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare: 6th International Conference on Successes and Failures in Telehealth (SFT-6). 6th International Conference on Successes and Failures in Telehealth (SFT-6), Brisbane, Australia, (35-38). 25-26 August 2006. doi:10.1258/135763306779380255

  • Johansen, Monika Alise, Wootton, Richard, Kimble, Roy, Mill, Julie, Smith, Anthony and Hockey, Andrew (2004). A feasibility study of email communication between the patient's family and the specialist burns team. In: R. Wootton, Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare. Proceeedings of: 4th International Conference on Successes and Failures in Telehealth. 4th International Conference on Successes and Failures in Telehealth, Brisbane, Australia, (53-56). 22 - 23 July 2004. doi:10.1258/1357633042614302

  • Smith, Anthony C., Williams, Michael, Van der Westhuyzen, Jasper, McCrossin, Robert, Isles, Alan and Wootton, Richard (2002). A comparison of telepaediatric activity at two regional hospitals in Queensland. In: Prof. Richard Wootton, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Successes and Failures in Telehealth. Successes and Failures in Telehealth - 2, Brisbane, Australia, (58-62). 1-2 August, 2002. doi:10.1258/13576330260440880

  • Fitzgerald, A., Bailey, M. and Smith, A. C. (2002). Child development services: a multidisciplinary approach to professional education via videoconference. In: Richard Wootton, Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare. Proceedings of the 2nd International Successes and Failures in Telehealth Conference, Royal Children's Hospital, Brisbane, (19-21). 1-2 August, 2002. doi:10.1258/13576330260440736

  • Wootton, Richard, Smith, Anthony C., Gormley, Sinead and Patterson, Jessica (2002). Logistical aspects of large telemedicine networks. 2: Measurement of network activity. In: Richard Wootton, Journal of Telemedicine And Telecare. Proceedings of: Successes and Failures in Telehealth - 2. Successes and Failures in Telehealth - 2, Royal Children's Hospital, Brisbane, (81-82). 1-2 August, 2002. doi:10.1258/13576330260440961

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor