Researcher

Dr Amy D Nguyen

Field of Research (FoR)

Biography

Doctor Amy Nguyen is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research (CHSSR) at Macquarie University, with a conjoint position at UNSW Sydney. Amy has a background in both qualitative and quantitative research, and has conducted research in chronic disease management, primary care, mobile health, and user involvement in health technology design. She also has a keen interest in effective scientific...view more

Doctor Amy Nguyen is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research (CHSSR) at Macquarie University, with a conjoint position at UNSW Sydney. Amy has a background in both qualitative and quantitative research, and has conducted research in chronic disease management, primary care, mobile health, and user involvement in health technology design. She also has a keen interest in effective scientific communication and is an active STEM Mentor for The New York Academy of Sciences. Amy was awarded her PhD in Neuroendocrinology undertaken at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in 2014, where she investigated the central signalling pathways involved in appetite regulation. Her first postdoctoral position at UNSW focused on co-designing a smartphone app for and with gout patients to self-manage their condition. Currently, Amy is working with the CHSSR team across multiple projects in primary, aged and community care, and telehealth services.


My Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy in Medicine (Central Regulation of Body Composition)
Garvan Institute of Medical Research & University of New South Wales, Australia

Graduate Certificate in Research Management and Commercialisation
University of New South Wales, Australia

Bachelor of Medical Science (Major in Physiology)
University of Sydney, Australia


My Awards

  • Rising Star Bursary for Informatics for Health Conference in Manchester, United Kingdom (2017)
  • Biomedical Dora Lush Postgraduate Research Scholarship from the National Health and Medical Research Council (2011 - 2014)
  • Roger Melick Young Investigator Finalist for the Australian and New Zealand Bone & Mineral Society Meeting in Melbourne, Australia (2013)
  • Travel Grant for Australian and New Zealand Bone & Mineral Society Meeting in Melbourne, Australia (2013)
  • Finalist in University of New South Wales (UNSW) Interfaculty Three Minute Thesis Competition (2013)
  • People’s Choice in UNSW Faculty of Medicine Three Minute Thesis Competition (2013)
  • Runner Up in Garvan Institute Precinct Three Minute Thesis Competition (2013)
  • Finalist in Peter Farrell Cup Research Commercialisation Business Plan Competition (2012)
  • Travel Grant for 10th International NPY, PYY and PP Meeting in Montreal, Canada (2012)
  • Commercialisation Training Scheme Scholarship from the Australian Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research (now Australian Department of Industry, Innovation and Science) (2011 - 2012)
  • Travel Grant for Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society Annual Meeting in Adelaide, Australia (2011)

My Research Activities

  • Intersecting health technologies with chronic disease management
  • Investigating the usefulness of electronic personal health records
  • Primary, community and aged care research
  • Exploring more effective methods of chronic disease management
  • Encouraging patient self-management of chronic disease

My Research Supervision


Supervision keywords


Areas of supervision

Honours and Medicine ILP Research students


Currently supervising

Medicine ILP Research student

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Contact

61 2 9850 2412