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Chair

Dr Brian Lehaney, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education
(more information)

Email: b.lehaney@qaa.ac.uk


   

Knowledge Management Research and Practice (KMRP)
Special Issue (SI) Editors

Dr Rajeev K Bali, Coventry University (more information)

Email: r.bali@ieee.org


   

Prof Nilmini Wickramasinghe, Epworth HealthCare & RMIT University
(more information)

Email: nilmini.wickramasinghe@rmit.edu.au

   

Dr Vikraman Baskaran, Ryerson University (more information)

Email: vikraman@ryerson.ca

   

Proceedings’ Editor and Production Manager

Ms Rochelle Sassman, Coventry University (more information)

Email: r.sassman@coventry.ac.uk


   

Conference, Exhibition and Sponsorship Manager

Mrs Hilary Wilkes, The OR Society

Email: Hilary.wilkes@theorsociety.com

 

   

Biographies

Dr Brian Lehaney

Dr Brian Lehaney is Assistant Director of Research, Development and Partnerships at the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education.  Brian has worked in higher education for more years than he cares to reveal.  During that time he has been a head of department and professor and has contributed to major strategic, policy and operational developments and their implementation.  He has worked in the UK and overseas, and has been instrumental in developing and implementing change programmes.  Brian has published a number of refereed journal papers and books. He previously edited OR Insight (with Steve Clarke), has been a guest editor for various journals, and has been a member of the editorial board of Knowledge Management Research and Practice.

 

Dr Rajeev K Bali

Dr Bali specialises in healthcare and clinical knowledge management, management of change and integrated healthcare.  He is an invited reviewer for several journals and publishers and has been involved with the authoring and editing of several well received books. He has Biographical Entries in "Who’s Who in the World" and "Who’s Who in Finance and Business" and was the Guest Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine (TITB) Special Issue on "Knowledge Management and IT in Healthcare". He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, a member of the International Society for Urban Health and the New York Academy of Sciences and has been an invited speaker for many international institutions.  In addition to working closely on various projects in the UK's National Cancer SCreening Programmes, he is is leading (or has led) several and international development and research projects (or short courses) involving partners from the UAE, the USA, Canada, Malaysia, Nigeria, Oman and Finland.

 

Prof Nilmini Wickramasinghe

Professor Nilmini Wickramasinghe has an internationally recognized research record in the area of healthcare and technology management. Her expertise is in various areas relating to the strategic application and management of technology for effecting superior healthcare solutions. This includes all types of HIS (healthcare information systems) as well as e-health initiatives. In addition, she is one of the leading experts in the area of applying the tools, techniques, technologies and tactics of the knowledge economy into the healthcare sector spanning all areas from aged care, chronic disease management, intensive and acute care, ambulatory care, lab and radiology, billing and practice management, community care as well as alternate and allied care.

She has had over 15 years of experience in the US working with colleagues and scholars at leading healthcare organizations including the Cleveland Clinic, Kaiser, Johns Hopkins and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Professor Wickramasinghe has also collaborated extensively in various areas of the healthcare sector in UK, Europe and Australasia and is frequently invited to present her work in all these places. Further, Professor Wickramasinghe currently has over 250 peer-reviewed scholarly publications and is the author of over 10 books and an Encyclopedia in Healthcare and Technology. In addition, she is the Editor-in-Chief of two scholarly international peer-reviewed scholarly journals published by InderScience and the Springer Series editor for Healthcare Delivery in the Information Age.

Professor Nilmini Wickramasinghe currently holds the Epworth Chair in Health Information Management and is a professor and deputy head of research at RMIT University’s School of Business IT & Logistics as well as a core member of the Health Innovation Research Institute at RMIT University.

 

Dr Vikraman Baskaran

Dr. Baskaran is currently an Assistant Professor, a joint position beween the School of Health Service Management and the School of Information Technology Management at Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, Canada. His research interests include finding a viable application of the knowledge management paradigm in healthcare application. His special interest in developing HL7 messaging and health informatics has provided opportunities in excelling in these fields. His current activities include KM, e-health, artificial intelligence, and healthcare informatics.

 

Ms Rochelle Sassman

Rochelle Sassman is a Senior lecturer and Programme Manager for Engineering Business Management courses in the Engineering Management Department, Faculty of Engineering and Computing at Coventry University.  She holds a BSc  degree in Mathematics and Education from  the University of the Western Cape in South Africa and a MSc in Information Technology for Management from Coventry University.  She teaches in the areas of project management, lean management and humanitarian engineering.  She is a member of the Knowledge Management for Healthcare (KARMAH) Research Subgroup, which works under the Biomedical Computing and Engineering Technologies (BIOCORE) Applied Research group. Her primary research interests are in knowledge management, healthcare management and information and communications technologies.  She is currently enrolled on a PhD which focuses on the development of a knowledge management framework for the evaluation of HIV/AIDS programmes in South Africa.