Anne Livingstone - Round 2, 2017 Champion

Promoting independence and social inclusion in community care

Anne Livingstone combines more than 35 years in the community service sector with her passion for innovation and digital inclusion and contributes both in her day job and as a volunteer.

She is dedicated to helping the sector embrace the power of digital technology. Of particular interest is how digital inclusion can improve the quality of social supports and services, and how special needs groups can be better supported through better digital inclusion.

Anne is the Research and Development Lead for an Australian-based company called Global Community Resourcing. She is based in South East Queensland’s city of Redlands but her work reaches across Queensland, including into rural and remote communities and special needs groups, as well as nationally and internationally.

She contributes through roles that include Chair, Co-Chair, Director and Board Member to a variety of Queensland and social support committees, councils and networks, including those with a focus on enabling technologies. These include Queensland Organising Committee for International Congress on Smart Homes and Health Telematics meetings and Technology in Aged Care meetings.

Anne’s voluntary work also includes contributions to the World Science Festival in Brisbane, National Science Week, Queensland Community Care Smart Assistive Technology Collaborative state-wide activities, digital inclusion forums, social media posts and innovative digital inclusion projects.

Anne was first recognised as a Community Digital Champion in 2016. As a continuing Champion, her future planned activities include:

  • continuation of state-wide roadshows and awareness-raising of the role digital inclusion will play in more inclusive and engaged communities. This will include visits to very remote and rural areas of Queensland
  • a state-wide digital inclusion project which will engage with special needs groups and older Queenslanders
  • continuation of a digital inclusion blog — www.digitallyincluded.com.au
  • a series of events including innovation lunches and conferences highlighting the role digital inclusion needs to play
  • coordination of a network of other digital champions who have interest in similar areas in health and community care
  • engaging with a number of leading international experts in this area and sharing lessons learnt and successful projects through the production of webinars and resource materials.

Anne is nominated by: Australian Academy of Technical Sciences and Engineering

Promoting independence and social inclusion in community care

Anne Livingstone combines more than 35 years in the community service sector with her passion for innovation and digital inclusion and contributes both in her day job and as a volunteer.

She is dedicated to helping the sector embrace the power of digital technology. Of particular interest is how digital inclusion can improve the quality of social supports and services, and how special needs groups can be better supported through better digital inclusion.

Anne is the Research and Development Lead for an Australian-based company called Global Community Resourcing. She is based in South East Queensland’s city of Redlands but her work reaches across Queensland, including into rural and remote communities and special needs groups, as well as nationally and internationally.

She contributes through roles that include Chair, Co-Chair, Director and Board Member to a variety of Queensland and social support committees, councils and networks, including those with a focus on enabling technologies. These include Queensland Organising Committee for International Congress on Smart Homes and Health Telematics meetings and Technology in Aged Care meetings.

Anne’s voluntary work also includes contributions to the World Science Festival in Brisbane, National Science Week, Queensland Community Care Smart Assistive Technology Collaborative state-wide activities, digital inclusion forums, social media posts and innovative digital inclusion projects.

Anne was first recognised as a Community Digital Champion in 2016. As a continuing Champion, her future planned activities include:

  • continuation of state-wide roadshows and awareness-raising of the role digital inclusion will play in more inclusive and engaged communities. This will include visits to very remote and rural areas of Queensland
  • a state-wide digital inclusion project which will engage with special needs groups and older Queenslanders
  • continuation of a digital inclusion blog — www.digitallyincluded.com.au
  • a series of events including innovation lunches and conferences highlighting the role digital inclusion needs to play
  • coordination of a network of other digital champions who have interest in similar areas in health and community care
  • engaging with a number of leading international experts in this area and sharing lessons learnt and successful projects through the production of webinars and resource materials.

Anne is nominated by: Australian Academy of Technical Sciences and Engineering