ADHA and RACP Digital Health Scholarship

The ADHA and RACP digital health scholarship recipients represent a variety of clinical disciplines across metropolitan, regional and rural Australia.

RACP Fellows and Trainees using My Health Record and electronic prescribing, in the healthcare industry, are eligible to apply for scholarships worth $4000.

As a leading professional medical college we provide accredited specialist training to doctors who have completed their medical degree, and assess overseas trained physicians who wish to practice in Australia or Aotearoa New Zealand.

We also play a strong advocate role for healthcare policies and practices that promote the interests of medical professionals, patients and communities (locally and abroad).


Scholarship applications are evaluated by the ADHA and RACP selection panel.

The 10 scholarship recipients are:

  • current Fellows or Trainees of the RACP
  • employed in an Australian public or private, RACP-accredited clinical setting
  • able to demonstrate a recent record of prescribing electronically and/or adopting various digital health initiatives
  • able to provide 3 case studies about or workflow integration examples using My Health Record and/or electronic prescribing
  • able to provide a reporting template to accompany the case studies or examples

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2021 Scholarship recipients

Hervey Lau

Hervey Lau

Dr Hervey Lau is a final year Respiratory and General Medicine trainee at the Mater Hospital in Brisbane. He will be undertaking his Sleep Fellowship at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital next year.



Jayasri Srinivasan

Jayasri Srinivasan

Dr Jayasri Srinivasan is a specialist in both paediatric neurology and paediatric rehabilitation. She has trained both in Australia and in North America, with experience in both paediatric and adult neurological disorders, and with a special interest in movement disorders.

Dr Srinivasan is part of the Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service at The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne.

Umbreen Hafeez

Umbreen HafeezDr Umbreen Hafeez has undertaken oncology training in the UK and Australia. She works as a medical oncologist at Austin Health and doing PhD with Tumour Targeting Laboratory at Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute.

Her research focuses on developing and characterizing novel anti-ErbB3 antibodies to fight cancer.

Dr Hafeez was awarded the MOGA-IPSEN Trainee Travel Award in 2016 and RACP Engage Australian Digital Health Agency Scholarship in 2020.

Phillipa Wormald

Phillipa Wormald

Dr Philippa Wormald is dually trained in General Paediatric Medicine and Paediatric Emergency Medicine, through the RACP. She graduated from the University of Sydney graduate medical program and has a Master of Medicine (Paediatric Medicine) at the University of Sydney.

Based at the Sydney Children’s Hospital for over 10 years, Phillipa has also completed secondments with paediatric units in metropolitan and regional NSW.

Janakan Selvarajah

Janakan Selvarajah RACP and ADHA Digital Health  Scholarship recipient

Janakan Selvarajah is an aspiring physician with a belief that digital health can improve access to healthcare for all. He advocates for improvements in digital health as he recognises that the gaps in communication between hospital networks and primary healthcare can lead to poor patient outcomes.

Janakan hopes to educate and encourage physicians to use digital health to deliver personalised patient care.


Elizabeth Thompson

Elizabeth Thompson RACP and ADHA Scholarship Recipient

Dr Elizabeth Thompson is a Rehabilitation specialist working with the Specialised Intellectual Disability Health Team covering the Hunter and Central Coast Local Health Districts.

She works with children at the HNEkids Rehab service and the NSW Ombudsman on Reviewable Deaths. Dr Thompson has also served as a Professional Member for NCAT Guardianship Tribunal.

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