Darren Grattidge

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Darren Grattidge

Project Officer: On-line Systems

Room E008 , E Block

+61 3 6324 4038 (phone)

+61 3 6324 4040 (fax)

General Responsibilities

Darren is responsible for the effective and efficient maintenance of the CRH website and associated sites. He also assists the department in the design and development of web-based materials.

His jobs include designing graphics and artworks for web-based materials, implementing database design and programming, as well as assisting IT staff with systems management and development, planning, documentation and user support and training, he also acts as the department's photographer.

Darren joined the CRH in March 2008.

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Fields of Research

  • Medicine, nursing and health curriculum and pedagogy (390110)
  • Health informatics and information systems (420308)
  • Rural and remote health services (420321)
  • Mixed initiative and human-in-the-loop (460808)

Research Objectives

  • Health education and promotion (200203)
  • Management, resources and leadership (160204)
  • Telehealth (200208)


Total publications


Journal Article

(1 outputs)
2017Mather C, Barnett T, Broucek V, Saunders A, Grattidge D, et al., 'Helping Hands: Using Augmented Reality to Provide Remote Guidance to Health Professionals', Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 241 pp. 57-62. ISSN 0926-9630 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-794-8-57 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: Mather C; Barnett T; Broucek V; Saunders A; Huang W


Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants


Total funding



Augmented Reality Remote Assistance system for managing rural patients (2021)$387,245
Vietnam is facing overcrowding in central hospitals due to the disproportional distribution of health workforces in terms of both quantity and quality. In many rural and remote areas, the healthcare staff lack to access real-time, effective assistance, and realistic training provided by experts located centrally. It may lead to less effectiveness of health care services and additional costs for rural/ remote residents. UTAS Augmented Reality Remote Assistance system (UTAS-ARRA) is a solution developed by the Centre for Rural Health and the Human Interface Technology Laboratory, University of Tasmania. In this project, we will employ the UTAS-ARRA to improve the effectiveness of the remote situational tele-mentorship between central experts and rural/ remote less-experienced healthcare staff in Vietnam. The system aims to improve the response of rural/remote staff to manage patients under the assistance and guidance provided by central experts in real-time.
CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation ($387,245)
Grant - Aus4Innovation Partnership
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barnett AP; Chinthammit W; Tran SN; Hoang THH; Grattidge D; Nhan Vu V; Giap Vu V; Giang Trinh K; Phong Le H; Anh Hoang V; Hong Van Le T; Anh Tran L
Hosting Virtual Orientation Tours of rural practice settings via the TCEN website (2013)$39,320
The aims of this project are to develop, utilise and evaluate the merit of on-line Virtual Orientation Tours of rural and remote practice settings as a strategy to: attract students from a range of health disciplines and education sectors to rural and remote placements; allay students' pre-placement anxiety; and prepare students for rural and remote practice by increasing their awareness of the facilities, services, learning opportunities and resources available.
Health Workforce Australia ($39,320)
Grant-Tasmanian Clinical Education Network
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Cross DMG; Barnett AP; Valk M; Grattidge D