Number of Monash Research Outputs: 304

Mean Field Weighted Citation Impact of Monash Outputs: 1.71

3 Year Rolling Mean FWCI of Monash Outputs: 1.59

The Enhanced Telehealth Capabilities project led by Human Centred Computing in the Faculty of IT (and funded by the national Digital Health CRC) seeks to enhance the reach of traditional telehealth services, which only offer basic voice and video communication, by providing more advanced additional functions like automated documentation, automated voice translation or real time in-consultation monitoring (e.g. to enable a medical practitioner to see a patient’s heart rate trace on screen).

The project seeks to reduce inequalities, both by giving greater access to existing telehealth services (e.g. to those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds), but also by increasing the number of clinical situations that can be handled by such systems. The latter is particularly important in underserved rural and remote communities around the world.

Other SDGs:

SDG 3 Good Health and Well-Being

Land Tenure and Climate Mobility in the Pacific examines the land, climate and conflict intersections in jurisdictions in the Global South. Prof Daniel Fitzpatrick, Faculty of Law, prepared the research under the guidance of the Pacific Resilience Partnership Technical Working Group on Human Mobility (PRP TWG-HM), chaired by the International Organization for Migration. The research reviews climate change for land tenure; reflects on lessons learned and best practices, and provides policy and programmatic recommendations to support policy development. A set of practical instruments were also produced to implement the research brief recommendations in 2023.

Other SDGs: 

SDG 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities SDG 13 Climate Action SDG 15 Life on Land SDG 16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

RetroFit Kit is an ongoing research project led by Monash Art, Design and Architecture (MADA) in collaboration with the Australian Human Rights Commission Disability Discrimination Commissioner. It is conducted through education units in MADA. The project aims to increase the volume and supply of dignified and inclusive homes for people with disability through design-enabled strategies. It demonstrates design tools for how common house types can be systematically modified to achieve accessible home environments for people with disability, their families, carers and future residents.

In 2022 the RetroFit Kit Exhibition was delivered in partnership by the Australian Human Rights Commission and MADA. The project received the Award of Merit in the 2022 DIA - Awards and was a finalist in the 2022 Victorian Premier’s Design Awards.

Retro Fit

Dr Stefan Bächtold from the Monash University Malaysia School of Arts and Social Science has analysed how digital technologies challenged, but also performed and stabilised state authority in Malaysia and Myanmar during the global COVID-19 pandemic. His work used discourse analysis and ethnographic methods to observe the digital practices that stabilise and destabilise state authority in pandemic times, improving our understanding of how digital technologies are interacting with politics and power in Southeast Asia.