Intelligent Computer avatar helps transform Healthcare training

Presenter: Katherine
Guest: Dr. Janet Beilby
Guest Bio: Dr Janet Beilby has been a lecturer, researcher and clinician in the field of stuttering for over 30 years. She is well known nationally and internationally and has treated thousands of clients, trained hundreds of students and been awarded over half a million dollars in research funds investigating varying aspects of stuttering disorders. Last year, Janet was part of a consortium awarded an International Genetics Research Grant of over $150,000 from the National Human Genome Research Institute in the U.S.A. This highly competitive grant from the National Institute of Health is based at the Mendelian Institute of Genetic Research. In addition, Janet has research collaborations with Wayne State University, George Washington University, the University of Maryland, Pittsburgh University, The university of Maine and the Centre for Neuromuscular and Neurological Disorders, at the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research.



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Katherine: Thanks for listening to Health Professional Radio. I’m Katherine and so we’re joined by Dr. Janet Beilby of Curtin’s School of Psychology and Speech Pathology and a recent recipient of Curtin’s Innovation in Education Prize. Curtin University has developed a life-like computer-simulated Avatar of an elderly Australian gentleman by the name of Jim with Dementia which has the potential to improve the pre-clinical skills of healthcare students and reduce pressure on the current healthcare system. Welcome to our show today Janet.

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