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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

CodeDescriptionPercentage
080199Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing not elsewhere classified15
080499Data Format not elsewhere classified10
080699Information Systems not elsewhere classified75

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2014 - Senior LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Design Communication and IT
Australia
5/09/2011 - 9/12/2011Web academic Design Communication &University of Newcastle
School of Design Communication and IT
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2009 - 1/12/2010Assistant Dean InternationalUniversity of Newcastle
Science & IT
Australia
1/01/2006 - 1/12/2008Head of SchoolUniversity of Newcastle
School of Design Communication and IT
Australia
1/01/2000 - Senior LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Design Communication and IT
Australia
1/01/1992 - 31/12/2012Membership - Health Informatics Society of AustraliaHealth Informatics Society of Australia
Australia
1/01/1991 - 1/12/1999LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Design Communication and IT
Australia
1/01/1976 - 31/12/2012Membership - Australian Computer SocietyAustralian Computer Society
Australia

Membership

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/1998 - Member - ACMAssociation 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)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Tolga 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]
2010Lutton 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-authorsGeoff Skinner

Journal article (9 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015M 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)
DOI10.5121/ijma.2015.7103
Co-authorsSuhuai Luo
2015Altarawneh 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)
DOI10.5121/sipij.2015.6101
Co-authorsSuhuai Luo
2014M 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]
DOI10.5121/sipij.2014.5301
Co-authorsSuhuai Luo
2014Altarawneh 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]
DOI10.5121/csit.2014.41212
Co-authorsSuhuai Luo
2014Alqhtani S, Luo S, Regan B, 'Event Detection in Twitter Using Text and Image Fusion', Computer Science & Information Technology, 4 191-198 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.5121/csit.2014.41215
Co-authorsSuhuai Luo
2011Khasawneh 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]
DOI10.1504/ijeb.2011.040357
2004Aisbett 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]
DOI10.1080/01969720490499911
Co-authorsJanet Aisbett, Greg Gibbon
1991REGAN BG, 'COMPUTERIZED INFORMATION EXCHANGE IN HEALTH-CARE', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 154 140-144 (1991)
Author URL
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 10
1991REGAN BG, 'COMPUTERS IN PRACTICE - REPLY', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 154 853-853 (1991)
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Conference (23 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Altarawneh 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]
DOI10.5121/csit.2014.4220
Co-authorsSuhuai Luo
2014Regan 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-authorsPeter Summons
2011Regan 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-authorsKeith Nesbitt, Phillip Mcintyre
2010Lutton 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-authorsGeoff Skinner
2009Regan 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]
2009Lutton 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]
DOI10.1109/icsnc.2009.87
Co-authorsGeoff Skinner
2009Regan 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]
DOI10.1109/dest.2009.5276739
CitationsScopus - 2
Co-authorsRukshan Athauda
2009Lutton 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-authorsGeoff Skinner
2009Pusatli 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]
2008Athauda 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]
CitationsWeb of Science - 1
Co-authorsGeoff Skinner, Rukshan Athauda
2006Pusatli 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]
2005Regan BG, Pusatli OT, 'Challenges in producing a national comprehensive electronic health record in Australia', HIBIT 05, Antalya, Turkey (2005) [E1]
2003Regan 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]
2003Dampney 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]
Co-authorsJanet Aisbett
2003Regan BG, Dampney CN, Aisbett J, 'Modifying Health Privacy Management', Proceedings of HIC 2003 & 12th RACGP CC, Darling Harbour, Sydney (2003) [E1]
Co-authorsJanet Aisbett
2003Khasawneh 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]
2003Aisbett 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]
Co-authorsGreg Gibbon, Janet Aisbett
2000Regan 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]
Co-authorsJanet Aisbett, Greg Gibbon
1998Regan BG, 'Validating a 3D Layout for Memorable Graphs', Designing the Future, Adelaide, South Australia (1998) [E3]
1998Summons 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-authorsPeter Summons
1997Regan BG, 'Constructing memorable asymmetric information diagrams in three dimensions', Human-Computer Interaction, Sydney, Australia (1997)
1995Ireland 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.

CitationsScopus - 1
1992Regan 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 grants6
Total funding$225,368

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20121 grants / $9,344

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

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

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT
Project TeamDoctor Peter Summons, Doctor Brian Regan, Miss Kristi Street, Professor Isabel Higgins, Ms Catherine Payne
SchemeStrategic Initiative Research Fund (SIRF)
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1401029
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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 bodyCSIRO - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
Project TeamProfessor Jesse Jin, Conjoint Professor Janet Aisbett, Professor Ulli Schall, Doctor Suhuai Luo, Mr Paul Rasser, Doctor Brian Regan
SchemeNational Research Flagship Project
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNoG0186234
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

20051 grants / $2,856

2005 RIBG allocation$2,856

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Brian Regan
SchemeResearch Infrastructure Block Grant (RIBG)
RoleLead
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0185829
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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 bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamConjoint Professor Janet Aisbett, Doctor Brian Regan, Mr G Pegler
SchemeLinkage Projects
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0183620
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

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

Funding body: NSW Health

Funding bodyNSW Health
Project TeamConjoint Professor Janet Aisbett, Doctor Brian Regan, Mr G Pegler
SchemeLinkage Projects Partner funding
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0183827
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

19911 grants / $2,500

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

Funding body: Department of Industry, Science & Resources

Funding bodyDepartment of Industry, Science & Resources
Project TeamDoctor Brian Regan
SchemeNTCS (Defunct)
RoleLead
Funding Start1991
Funding Finish1991
GNoG0173908
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2013Event Detection in Twitter Using Multimedia Data Mining
Information Technology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
20123D Liver Segmentation from Abdominal CT Images Using a Level Set Approach Guided by a Shape Prior
Information Technology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2009Interoperability and Information System Replacement in the Health Sector
Information Systems, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2006Adoption of Information and Communication Technology in Jordan: A Case of Mobile Internet
Information Systems, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
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

Emailbrian.regan@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 4985 4530
Fax(02) 4921 5896

Office

RoomICT3-19
BuildingICT Building
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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