Ann Borda is a Senior Research Fellow in the Health and Biomedical Informatics Centre at The University of Melbourne. Ann has a PhD in information science from UCL which has served as a springboard for her commitment towards transdisciplinary scholarship.  She has held directorial positions in government-funded computing and data-intensive research initiatives, and has a keen interest in mentorship, open knowledge, and crowdsourced innovation using STEAM capabilities.  Such interests were particularly fostered during her time at the Science Museum London in building digital collections to support public science communication and in the advocacy of open source software and e-Science transformation at the JISC

Current research specialisations encompass participatory health informatics, biocitizenry, salutogenic environments, and smart cultural heritage. She presently sits on the Research and Policy Committee of the Climate and Health Alliance and is a member of the Australian Citizen Science Association.