At Wise Realities, the Board of Directors leads the strategic decision-making towards conducting constructive research and providing the best possible services to the community, academia and industry.
Dr Ali Fardinpour
Ali Fardinpour, PhD, Wise Realities’ Founder and Executive Director, Adjunct Researcher at Curtin University, is a research scientist and technology innovator. His research focuses on the clinical and educational uses of immersive technologies in health. He has developed the BEHAVE taxonomy of human actions in Virtual Training Environments and the Action-based Learning and Assessment Methodology.
Alongside with his role as the director, Dr Fardinpour is currently Dr Fardinpour is currently ex officio on the Research Steering Committee and the lead researcher in two main research projects at Wise Realities.
Professor David Gibson
Professor David Gibson, Curtin University’s Director Learning Futures, the Education Theme Leader for the Curtin Institute of Computation and the UNESCO Chair of Data Science in Higher Education Learning and Teaching, is an educational researcher, professor, learning scientist and technology innovator. His research focuses on learning analytics, complex systems, web applications and the future of learning, and the use of technology to personalize education via cognitive modeling, design and implementation. He is creator of simSchool, a classroom flight simulator for preparing educators, and eFolio an online performance-based assessment system. He provides vision and sponsorship for Curtin University’s Challenge, a mobile, game-based learning platform.
Dr Gabrielle Brand
Gabrielle Brand is an academic at The University of Western Australia in Perth where she lectures in qualitative research and interprofessional education in a suite of post graduate Health Professions Education courses. She is a passionate teacher and qualitative researcher with a special interest in narrative medicine, community and social health care delivery, interprofessional learning, using patient voice in education and innovative teaching methodologies. She has designed and created a series of reflective learning resources titled ‘Depth of Field’ © that uses photographs, narratives and collaborative dialogue to challenge learners to consider new perspectives around stigmatised patient groups that move beyond “diagnosis’ to a more humanistic model of care. This work culminated in being awarded the 2017 Flinders University-ANZAHPE Award for Excellence in Health Professional Education that supports innovative and research informed education. Gabrielle has published and presented her research in Australia and internationally in the area of health professions education and community health policy and practice.