Expert Advisors

Professor Branco Cellar, UNSW, Head of School Biomedical Engineering
An internationally regarded innovator in Biomedical Engineering, medical informatics, and Telehealth. He also pioneered smart home technology for the automated monitoring of Activities of Daily Living of the elderly living alone at home. He was among the first to recognize the importance of community-based telehealth management of chronic disease in aging populations – an issue of substantial social and economic significance to healthcare services globally.
He established the Biomedical Systems Research Laboratory in 1980. He was Head of School of the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications from 1998-2006, leaving that position to become CEO of Telemedcare Pty Ltd, a start-up company spun out of the University of NSW, which became international and operated in Australia, the EU, and the USA.
He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Science and Engineering (ATSE), a Foundation Fellow of the Australian College of Health Informatics and was recently elevated to Fellow of the world’s largest professional organization, the IEEE. This honor is awarded to less than 0.1% of the membership and recognizes the profession’s unusual distinction.

Dr. Ronald Shnier is a practising radiologist specialising in MSK and prostate imaging, and he is also the chief medical officer of the I-MED Radiology Network. Dr Shnier completed his Radiology training at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and undertook a MSK fellowship at UCLA in 1991. 

Dr Shnier was the co-author of the OMERACT scoring system used internationally in the assessment of Rheumatoid Arthritis and has a keen interest and publications in the role of MRI in diagnosing and in the active surveillance of Prostate Cancer.

His other relevant positions include non-executive director of the Permira I-MED board, non-executive director of Annalise which develops Artificial intelligence for image interpretation in Radiology. Other relevant director role include Chairman of the Board of Vectus Biosystems (ASX listed) and Lumitron Technologies, Ron is also Vice president of the Australian Diagnostic Imaging Association (previous past president). Previously Dr Shnier was the General Manager of Mayne Diagnostic Imaging and the Clinical Director of the Neuroscience Research Centre in Randwick.