Nigel is a public health and health services researcher with interests and expertise in research methods, epidemiology, evidence-based health care, clinical trials, and digital health. He currently works in the Improving health outcomes after musculoskeletal injury group at RECOVER, where he is exploring the use of linked health-service data to describe the epidemiology of minor injury, longitudinal data analyses of trial data, and the potential of mobile heath and wearables for assessment and intervention following injury.

Nigel is particularly interested in new innovations in healthcare, and has previously worked in minimally-invasive surgical trials in gynaecology and clinical trials assessing the feasibility, efficacy and effectiveness of clinical telemedicine in paediatric healthcare. His doctorate work (Awarded 2011, UQ School of Medicine) involved the design, development, and clinical/cost/acceptability evaluation of real-time telemedicine for acute consultation between a tertiary neonatal intensive care unit and four peripheral hospitals in Queensland. He maintains an active research interest in telemedicine, and more broadly in digital health. Between 2004 and 2015, Nigel was involved in the telepaediatric service at the Royal Children's and Lady Cilento Children's hospitals in Brisbane, where he also co-ordinated an Indigenous Ear Health Screening Program. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare.

Nigel regularly participates in national and international grant review panels, and is an active HDR and occupational-trainee supervisor. He also contributes to Clinical Epidemiology teaching in the UQ School of Public Health.

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