Dr. Chandana Unnithan

Dr Chandana Unnithan is a recognised professional in Health informatics, Project Management and Business IT, from Australia. She is an interdisciplinary Professor in two public universities, with cross appointments in business, information systems and public health faculties. She is best known for her applied innovative, socio-technical approaches in change management and transformation. In Australia, she has partnered with public hospitals, IT companies (Intel/IBM), consulting practices (Deloitte), implementing innovative technologies in emergency departments of hospitals. She has also spent considerable time with the Information Communication Technology sector (ICT), managing projects in multinationals (IBM) to undertaking management consulting for smart city initiatives using IoT.

Currently associated with “Space and Global Health”​, an expert group (within the United Nations Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UN COPUOS), chaired by Public Health Agency, Canada – engaged in building interdisciplinary and applied projects with global partnerships. She has implemented the global ‘Trello’ platform for experts to work together virtually in this project. Chandana is also a panel member of IoT/wearable technologies on the Grace Hopper Women in Computing Series.

She has not only coordinated and managed an international workforce, but also managed projects and addressed the needs of a diverse (multi-ethnic, international) workforce. Conversely, she has run successful internship programs, developed/taught a range of courses within masters programs using innovative online courses/programs (using Blackboard, WebCT, D2L etc) and is on the PhD supervision panel, academic boards and faculty boards of Universities.

She continues to challenge her horizons with innovation and a vision for tomorrow.


PhD in Health Informatics (Information Systems Management), Victoria University, Australia

Masters in Business Computing (e-business research), School of Business Information Technology, Faculty of Business, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

MBA, Graduate School of Business, RMIT University, Melbourne Australia

Professional Memberships:

Canada’s Health Informatics Association –   COACH

Expert Focus Group – Space and Global Health (Scientific and Technical Subcommittee (STSC) of the United Nations Committee for the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UN COPUOS) http://at6fui.weebly.com/dr-chandana-unnithan.html

Project Management Institute (PMI.org) [Global]

International Fellow, Centre for Advancement of Global Health (CAGH), India.

Australian Collaborative Education Network –   ACEN