Dr Brian Regan

Dr Brian Regan

Senior Lecturer

School of Design Communication and IT (Information Technology)

Career Summary

Biography

I have been involved with examining the use of computers in health for all my academic career. Although I primarily been involved in significant teaching roles I have managed to make contributions to how privacy is protected in health information including challenging the conventional wisdom on coding, introducing the practical security issues including a patent on securing hospital systems and working with local primary care providers. Other research interests are in how systems can be developed or maintained in an orderly manner.

Research Expertise
Experience in health informatics and systems development

Teaching Expertise
Experience in teaching all areas of information technology - programming, operating systems, systems development and application areas, social issues related to systems development

Administrative Expertise
Experience as course coordinator, program convenor, assistant dean and head of school.

Collaborations
Health Informatics Software Development Methodologies


Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle
  • Diploma of Computer Science, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Sydney
  • Diploma in Education, University of Sydney
  • Master of Computing, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Health Informatics
  • Information Systems Development
  • Privacy Protection
  • System Development Methodologies

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
080199 Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing not elsewhere classified 15
080499 Data Format not elsewhere classified 10
080699 Information Systems not elsewhere classified 75

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Senior Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Design Communication and IT
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2009 - 1/12/2010 Assistant Dean International University of Newcastle
Science & IT
Australia
1/01/2006 - 1/12/2008 Head of School University of Newcastle
School of Design Communication and IT
Australia
1/01/2000 -  Senior Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Design Communication and IT
Australia
1/01/1992 - 31/12/2012 Membership - Health Informatics Society of Australia Health Informatics Society of Australia
Australia
1/01/1991 - 1/12/1999 Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Design Communication and IT
Australia
1/01/1976 - 31/12/2012 Membership - Australian Computer Society Australian Computer Society
Australia

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/1998 -  Member - ACM Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Chapter (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2012 Tolga Pusatli O, Regan BG, 'A model to assist the maintenance vs. replacement decision in information systems', Measuring Organizational Information Systems Success: New Technologies and Practices, IGI Global, Hershey, PA 137-157 (2012) [B1]
2010 Lutton E, Regan BG, Skinner GD, 'RFID deployment: Supply chain case study', RFID and Sensor Networks: Architectures, Protocols, Security and Integrations, CRC Press, Boca Raton 169-197 (2010) [B1]
Co-authors Geoff Skinner

Journal article (9 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 M Alqhtani S, Luo S, Regan B, 'Fusing Text and Image for Event Detection in Twitter', The International journal of Multimedia & Its Applications, 7 27-35 (2015)
DOI 10.5121/ijma.2015.7103
Co-authors Suhuai Luo
2015 Altarawneh NM, Luo S, Regan B, Sun C, 'A Modified DISTANCE REGULARIZED LEVEL SET MODEL FOR LIVER SEGMENTATION FROM CT IMAGES', Signal and Image Processing: An International Journal, 6 1-11 (2015)
DOI 10.5121/sipij.2015.6101
Co-authors Suhuai Luo
2014 M Altarawneh N, Luo S, Regan B, Sun C, Jia F, 'Global Threshold and Region-Based Active Contour Model for Accurate Image Segmentation', Signal & Image Processing : An International Journal, 5 1-11 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.5121/sipij.2014.5301
Co-authors Suhuai Luo
2014 Altarawneh N, Luo S, Regan B, Sun C, 'Liver Segmentation from CT Images Using a Modified Distance Regularized Level Set Model Based on a Novel Balloon Force', Computer Science & Information Technology, 4 161-170 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.5121/csit.2014.41212
Co-authors Suhuai Luo
2014 Alqhtani S, Luo S, Regan B, 'Event Detection in Twitter Using Text and Image Fusion', Computer Science & Information Technology, 4 191-198 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.5121/csit.2014.41215
Co-authors Suhuai Luo
2011 Khasawneh A, Regan BG, Gillard PM, 'Diffusion of innovation: Analysis of internet cellular phone adoption by users in Jordan', International Journal of Electronic Business, 9 106-117 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1504/ijeb.2011.040357
2004 Aisbett J, Gibbon GG, Regan BG, 'Raising community awareness about the environment through dynamically generated stories', Cybernetics and Systems, 35(7-8) 709-722 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/01969720490499911
1991 REGAN BG, 'COMPUTERIZED INFORMATION EXCHANGE IN HEALTH-CARE', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 154 140-144 (1991)
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 10
1991 REGAN BG, 'COMPUTERS IN PRACTICE - REPLY', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 154 853-853 (1991)
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Conference (23 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Altarawneh NM, Luo S, Regan Brian, Sun C, 'A Novel Global Threshold-based Active Contour Model', The Fourth International Conference on Computer Science and Information Technology (CCSIT-2014), Sydney, Australia (2014) [E1]
DOI 10.5121/csit.2014.4220
Co-authors Suhuai Luo
2014 Regan C, Starling C, Saltis T, Kaur S, Regan BG, Summons P, 'Pilot of a matrix module to engage GP registrars in managing multimorbidity in practice', AMEE 2014, Milan (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Peter Summons
2011 Regan BG, Nesbitt KV, McIntyre KC, 'Incorporating practitioner based enquiry into software development research', PACIS 2011 - 15th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems: Quality Research in Pacific, Brisbane, QLD (2011) [E1]
Co-authors Phillip Mcintyre, Keith Nesbitt
2010 Lutton E, Regan BG, Skinner GD, 'Moving eHealth from interoperability to an internet of patients', 2010 National Conference of Emerging Researchers in Ageing: "Getting the Right Skill Mix". Abstracts & Proceedings, Newcastle, NSW (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Geoff Skinner
2009 Regan BG, Pusatli OT, Lutton E, 'Privacy in web-based community ehealth systems', 2nd Digital Cultures Workshop: Social Media Publics #digcult09: Programme, Salford, UK (2009) [E3]
2009 Lutton E, Regan BG, Skinner GD, 'RFID authentication of academic transcripts: In the context of a RFID rationale and deployment methodology', Proceedings Fourth International Conference on Systems and Networks Communications, ICSNC 2009, Porto, Portugal (2009) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/icsnc.2009.87
Co-authors Geoff Skinner
2009 Regan BG, Pusatli OT, Lutton E, Athauda RI, 'Securing an EHR in a health sector digital ecosystem', IEEE-DEST 2009: Third IEEE International Conference on Digital Ecosystems and Technologies, Istanbul, Turkey (2009) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/dest.2009.5276739
Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors Rukshan Athauda
2009 Lutton E, Regan BG, Skinner GD, 'Patient identification within a healthcare system: The role of radio frequency identification and bar code technologies', Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Mathematical Methods and Computational Techniques in Electrical Engineering (MMACTEE '09), Athens, Greece (2009) [E1]
Co-authors Geoff Skinner
2009 Pusatli T, Lutton E, Regan BG, 'IS change and RFID deployment protocol: A collaboration of two models', Proceedings of the Applied Computing Conference 2009 (ACC '09), Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Mathematical Methods and Computational Techniques in Electrical Engineering (MMACTEE, Athens, Greece (2009) [E1]
2008 Athauda RI, Skinner GD, Regan BG, 'A methodology to minimise excessively permissive security configurations', Recent Advances in Applied Computer Science: Proceedings of the 8th WSEAS International Conference on Applied Computer Science (ACS' 08), Venice, Italy (2008) [E1]
Citations Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Rukshan Athauda, Geoff Skinner
2006 Pusatli OT, Regan BG, 'An Approach to Define and Display Tuple Proximity Based on Frequencies', Proceeding of the Asia-Pacific Workshop on Visual Information Processing, Beijing (2006) [E1]
2005 Regan BG, Pusatli OT, 'Challenges in producing a national comprehensive electronic health record in Australia', HIBIT 05, Antalya, Turkey (2005) [E1]
2003 Regan BG, 'The Annual Conference of the NSW Branch of the Health Informatics Society of Australia', Proceedings of HISA NSW Annual Conference, Pokolbin, NSW (2003) [E4]
2003 Dampney CN, Aisbett J, Regan BG, 'Where the Meanings are - a critical analysis of the Electronic Health Record', Proceedings of HIC 2003 & 12th RACGP CC, Darling Harbour, Sydney (2003) [E1]
2003 Regan BG, Dampney CN, Aisbett J, 'Modifying Health Privacy Management', Proceedings of HIC 2003 & 12th RACGP CC, Darling Harbour, Sydney (2003) [E1]
2003 Khasawneh A, Regan BG, 'A Study of the Technology Adoption and Diffusion - A case of mobile technology', E-Business and Organizations in the 21st Century, Cairo, Egypt (2003) [E1]
2003 Aisbett J, Gibbon GG, Regan BG, 'Raising Community Awareness about the Environment Through Dynamically Generated Stories', First International ICSC Symposium on Information Technologies in Environmental Engineering, Gdansk, Poland (2003) [E1]
2000 Regan BG, Aisbett J, Gibbon GG, Regan C, 'Combining IT Support Across All Health Sectors Within an IT Teaching Centre', Proceedings of the 8th European Conference on Information Systems, Austria (2000) [E1]
1998 Regan BG, 'Validating a 3D Layout for Memorable Graphs', Designing the Future, Adelaide, South Australia (1998) [E3]
1998 Summons PF, Regan BG, 'Secure Access Mechanisms for an Electronic Patient Medical Record', Working together for an Electronic patient Record, Brisbane, Australia 26th-28th July (1998) [E3]
Co-authors Peter Summons
1997 Regan BG, 'Constructing memorable asymmetric information diagrams in three dimensions', Human-Computer Interaction, Sydney, Australia (1997)
1995 Ireland MC, Regan BG, 'General practice medical records: is coding appropriate?.', Medinfo. MEDINFO (1995)

Codes in general practice have been used for some time to facilitate medical research and for the gathering of health statistics. Coding is used to standardize terminology and avo... [more]

Codes in general practice have been used for some time to facilitate medical research and for the gathering of health statistics. Coding is used to standardize terminology and avoid ambiguity. In general practice, this coding has usually been done some time after the notes are recorded and often by a person not involved in the consultation. This has been necessary because most medical records are recorded on paper using natural language. Does coding have any place with the individual general practitioner (GP) if health statistics or medical research are not involved? General practice notes are extremely variable; they are a collection of free form text, diagrams, idiosyncratic, and standard abbreviations and are usually stored on paper and often include several summary pages. This type of record does not easily lend itself to coding. With the increasing use of computers, the electronic record will become more common and may eventually replace the paper record [1]. As this occurs, the possibility of universal coding will increase, and there may be some pressure for all GPs to record their notes in a standard format and/or use standard codes.

Citations Scopus - 1
1992 Regan BG, 'Using Object Oriented Design for Medical Records', IFIP World Conference Series on Medical Informatics, Geneva (1992)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 6
Total funding $225,368

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20121 grants / $9,344

Clinical Training Framework Pilot Project – Anaesthetist Trolley Induction$9,344

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT
Project Team Doctor Peter Summons, Doctor Brian Regan, Miss Kristi Street, Professor Isabel Higgins, Ms Catherine Payne
Scheme Strategic Initiative Research Fund (SIRF)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1401029
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20061 grants / $110,000

Improving Alzheimer's disease diagnosis by analysing the brain tissue using pathology/radiology informatics$110,000

Funding body: CSIRO - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Funding body CSIRO - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
Project Team Professor Jesse Jin, Conjoint Professor Janet Aisbett, Professor Ulli Schall, Doctor Suhuai Luo, Mr Paul Rasser, Doctor Brian Regan
Scheme National Research Flagship Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186234
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20051 grants / $2,856

2005 RIBG allocation$2,856

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Brian Regan
Scheme Research Infrastructure Block Grant (RIBG)
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185829
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20042 grants / $100,668

Invoking Consistency of meaning in data integration and extraction for Electronic Health Records$70,668

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Conjoint Professor Janet Aisbett, Doctor Brian Regan, Mr G Pegler
Scheme Linkage Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0183620
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Invoking consistency of meaning in data integration and extraction for Electronic Health Records.$30,000

Funding body: NSW Health

Funding body NSW Health
Project Team Conjoint Professor Janet Aisbett, Doctor Brian Regan, Mr G Pegler
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0183827
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

19911 grants / $2,500

NATIONAL TEACHING COMPANY SCHEME - Port Operations Management System$2,500

Funding body: Department of Industry, Science & Resources

Funding body Department of Industry, Science & Resources
Project Team Doctor Brian Regan
Scheme NTCS (Defunct)
Role Lead
Funding Start 1991
Funding Finish 1991
GNo G0173908
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed2
Current3

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD0.5

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 PhD Assessing E-Assessment: Investigating a Seamless System for Non-Native English Speaker Students in Higher Education
Information Technology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2013 PhD Event Detection in Twitter Using Multimedia Data Mining
Information Technology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2012 PhD 3D Liver Segmentation from Abdominal CT Images Using a Level Set Approach Guided by a Shape Prior
Information Technology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2009 PhD Interoperability and Information System Replacement in the Health Sector
Information Systems, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2006 PhD Adoption of Information and Communication Technology in Jordan: A Case of Mobile Internet
Information Systems, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
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Dr Brian Regan

Position

Senior Lecturer
School of Design Communication and IT
Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Focus area

Information Technology

Contact Details

Email brian.regan@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4985 4530
Fax (02) 4921 5896
Link Research and Innovation Cluster

Office

Room ICT3-19
Building ICT Building
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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