Newest PMSA Councillor wins prestigious Women in Technology Award

Each year Women in Technology present a series of awards to women recognising them as industry or leaders of innovation in their field locally, nationally and globally. Recently appointed PMSA Councillor, Helen Murray who is a Registered Nurse has won her second Women in Technology (WiT) Award.

The first WiT Award Helen won was the Professional Award in 2011 for a new technique of combining clinical simulation used for educating clinicians with technology evaluation to support human factors and usabilty assessment of innovation and suitability of new technologies.

However, on Friday 5th September she won the 2014 WiT ICT Outstanding Achievement Award and the title of 2014 WiT ICT Ambassador for her service to eHealth. Nominated by General Manager, QUT Enterprise Holdings Kris Trott, Helen leads the delivery of a range of eHealth projects for Queensland Health.

When interviewed by the judging panel, Helen explained how passionate she was about providing opportunities for young women to learn more about the potential career prospects provided by studying ICT.

The judging panel summed up her selection by stating “Through her vision, passion and influence Helen has delivered outstanding improvements in the delivery of health services across Queensland based on the innovative use of modern ICT technologies. As a role model for women in ICT Helen would tell you to ‘not put yourself in a box’ but rather consider the broader opportunities to contribute to the community as she has clearly demonstrated throughout her own career”.

Women in Technology aims to support, develop, recognise and promote achievements of women in ICT and Life Sciences via relevant events, mentoring, programs, awards and networks and by developing a sustainable and growing base of members, sponsors and supporters.

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