Hi! I’m Tim

Hi! I’m Tim, I’m passionate about…

Privacy & Data Governance

Mad Studies

Design Ethics

Participatory Governance

Community Development

Who am I?

I am a mental health advocate, PhD candidate, and community development practitioner who is passionate about ensuring our information-driven world is equitable and just for all people, especially those with a lived experience of mental illness. I’m currently researching in the space of digital health ethics, privacy and smart cities.

I currently work as a research fellow in regulation and design at the Melbourne School of Government. I focus on designing and organising research and events on topics related to regulatory design and emerging technologies. I am also a PhD candidate at the School of Computing and Information Systems. My PhD explores information sharing in the mental health system and takes a participatory approach to designing information systems that maintain people’s privacy and dignity.

I’ve always been interested in community and technology. My experience as a young carer helped frame these interests through the lens of equity and justice. In our increasingly connected and digital world, where we feel community is dissolving, I am interested in the ethics of new technologies, and the future role of community.


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