Associate Professor Anthony Smith is the Deputy Director of The University of Queensland’s Centre for Online Health (COH). Dr Smith has more than 14 years of research experience based on investigations of new telemedicine applications for the benefit of clinicians and patients in regional and remote areas of Queensland. Current research includes the evaluation of wireless (robot) videoconference systems in paediatric wards; home telemedicine consultations for children with chronic health conditions; email-based telemedicine support; and a community-based telemedicine health screening programme for Indigenous children in the South Burnett region of Queensland.