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11 Jan 2019

Dr Kudzai Kanhutu recognised as a Superstar of STEM

The Doherty Institute's Dr Kudzai Kanhutu has been recognised as a Superstars of STEM by the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, the Hon Karen Andrews, and Science & Technology Australia.

Now in its fifth year, Superstars of STEM have celebrated Australian female scientists and technologists, increase the public visibility of women in STEM. 

Dr Kudzai Kanhutu is an infectious disease physician for the Victorian Infectious Diseases Service at the Doherty Institute. A leader in digital health, she is a telehealth clinical lead and Deputy Medical Information Officer at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. A self-confessed health tech nerd, Dr Kanhutu is a current board member for the Health Informatics Society Australia and clinical reference lead for the Australian Digital Health Agency.

Dr Kanhutu's current research undertakings are in the areas of virtual care, digital literacy and the impact of housing stress on refugee health outcomes.
Superstars of STEM supports female scientists and technologists with advanced communication skills and provided them with genuine opportunities to use these skills – in the media, on the stage and in speaking with decision makers.

For more information visit Science & Technology Australia.