Assoc Prof Dave Parry

Consultant Profile

Associate Professor Dave Parry
Director of the AUT RFID laboratory, Academic Leader Master of Health Informatics

Blog Address:  http://auralab.blogspot.com/

Web pageswww.aut.ac.nz/computing/master-of-health-informatics

Qualifications: PhD (Comp Sci), MSc (Comp Sci), Msc (Medical Physics) BSc (Physics)

Memberships & Affiliations: & Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Informatics

Awards:

Distinguished Teaching, Distinguished Research Award, Faculty of Design and Creative technologies AUT

Research Areas:

RFID, Health informatics, Fuzzy logic.

Current Research Projects:

RFID applications in healthcare, Mobile devices for health, Fuzzy ontology use for activity detection.

Current Consulting Areas & Projects:

RFID tracking of people and objects in healthcare

Publications:

Over 100 publications including

D. Parry and P. Sampath, "Trajectory Analysis using Automatic Identification Systems in New Zealand Waters," International Journal of Computer and Information Technology, vol. 2, pp. 132-136, 2013

Kaufmann, D., D. Parry, et al. (2013). "Opportunistically discovering usability requirements for a clinical handover system." Stud Health Technol Inform 192: 157-161. (MEDINFO 2013)

Parry, D. and J. MacRae (2013). Fuzzy Ontologies for Cardiovascular risk prediction – a research approach. FUZZ IEEE 2013. Hyderabad

Parry, D., Houliston, B., & Ticehurst, R. (2012, August). Procedural Error Identification In Ward-Based Drug Dispensing Via RFID. Health care informatics review online, 16(1), 12-21.

B. Houliston, D. Parry, and A. Merry, "Towards Automated Detection of Anaesthetic Activity " Methods of Information in Medicine, vol. 50, pp. 464-471, 2011

Westbrook, J. I., Rob, M. I., Woods, A., & Parry, D. (2011). Errors in the administration of intravenous medications in hospital and the role of correct procedures and nurse experience. BMJ quality & safety20(12), 1027-1034.

Parry D.T  &Tsai, T. C. (2010). Crowdsourcing techniques to create a fuzzy subset of SNOMED CT for semantic tagging of medical documents. Soft Computing-A Fusion of Foundations, Methodologies and Applications, 1-9.

Parry, D.T. and A. Narayanan, RFID enabled smartcards as a context-aware personal health node. Healthcare Informatics Review online, 2010. 14(2).

Houliston, B., Parry, D., Webster, C. S., & Merry, A. F. (2009). Interference with the operation of medical devices resulting from the use of radio frequency identification technology. New Zealand Medical Journal122(1297), 9-16.

Biography:

Originally from Wales, I've lived in New Zealand for the last 20 years. I started work as a Medical Physicist and moved across to software development for healthcare and non-healthcare applications. I worked at the Department of Information Science, University of Otago 1997-2000 on the world's first online teaching course in health informatics. From 2000 I've worked at AUT initially as a software developer and researcher in online learning and subsequently as an academic. in 2006 I spent three Months in Bhutan, working on a charity-funded project at the JDW national referral hospital.

I also worked at the University of Portsmouth UK on their Telecare knowledge network project in 2006/7. I worked at UNSW in the Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research on sabbatical in 2010.

Back in New Zealand I became director of the AUT RFID applications laboratory (AURA), and a senior research lecturer above the bar. I won a Faculty teaching excellence, and a Faculty research excellence award in 2012, and I was a finalist in the AUT Teaching excellence awards.

I am currently leading the Health Informatics New Zealand education group, as well as being a board member, and I am on the board of the RFID pathfinder group.