Dr Tristan Ling
BComp (Hons), PhD
|Contact Campus||Sandy Bay Campus|
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Dr Ling graduated from the University of Tasmania in 2006 with a Bachelor of Computing with Honours (First Class), while working part-time in software development. He received a PhD from the University in 2011 for developing a research tool to assist with intelligent analysis of medical data (specifically respiratory test results).Dr Ling has been working with the Division of Pharmacy since late 2011, and as a Research Fellow since mid-2012. He is working on numerous projects, most notably in interactive virtual 3D simulations for students studying health care disciplines, and in technical development and management of the Medicines Australia Continuing Education Program.
Dr Ling has interests and expertise in technology enhanced learning and teaching. In particular, he is developing and growing the use of 3D virtual simulations in healthcare training. He is currently working on expanding the scope of the simulation technology so it can be used for inter-professional learning across healthcare disciplines. Dr Ling also has interests and experience with online teaching delivery, and management of online teaching courses.
His research interests cover the use of information technology in healthcare. He is working primarily with Dr Ivan Bindoff to develop innovative and effective virtual simulation resources. This work has produced a community pharmacy simulation for teaching Pharmacy students, and work is currently underway on a more versatile and extensible healthcare simulation platform. Dr Ling is also working on the RedUSe project with Dr Juanita Westbury, supporting data collection, management, and analysis. He has a strong interest in the development of a standardised electronic health record, and in the use of decision support systems for delivering better healthcare outcomes.
Research Expertise and Specific Skills
- Decision support systems development
- Artificial Intelligence techniques
- Data mining in health
- Knowledge development in health