Dr Patrick Pang

  • Room: Level: 08 Room: 8.13
  • Building: Doug McDonell Building
  • Campus: Parkville

Research interests

  • Consumer Health Informatics
  • Health Information-Seeking Behaviour
  • Information Visualisation
  • Participatory Health

Personal webpage



Patrick Pang is an academic in the School of Computing and Information Systems at the Melbourne School of Engineering of the University of Melbourne, in where he works on industry engagement, internship programs, improving the employability of students, as well as digital health research.

His research areas cover health informatics, health information-seeking behaviour, participatory health and information visualisation. He believes that the right information delivered by the right technology at the right time can change how people manage their health and make decisions. This is where his research fits in, which eventually improves the health outcomes.

He also teaches into a range of university subjects, from software development, business analytics, to IT workspace culture. After years of working in and with the industry, he is keen on bringing the practical knowledge and the soft skills required by employers into his teaching.

For students: Check the list of projects that are recruiting students at http://www.patrickpang.net/topics.html

Recent publications

  1. Pang C, Temple-Smith M, Bellhouse C, Trieu V-H, Kiropoulos L, Williams H, Coomarasamy A, Brewin J, Bowles A, Bilardi J. Online Health Seeking Behaviours: What Information Is Sought by Women Experiencing Miscarriage?. Stud Health Technol Inform. IOS Press. 2018, Vol. 252.
  2. Pang C, Biuk-Aghai RP, Yang M, Pang B. Creating realistic map-like visualisations: Results from user studies. JOURNAL OF VISUAL LANGUAGES AND COMPUTING. Academic Press - Elsevier Science. 2017, Vol. 43. DOI: 10.1016/j.jvlc.2017.09.002
  3. Pang C, Clavisi O, Chang S. Engaging consumers with musculoskeletal conditions in health research: A user-centred perspective. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. IOS Press. 2017, Vol. 239. DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-783-2-104
  4. Biuk-Aghai RP, Pang C, Pang B. Map-like visualisations vs. treemaps - An experimental comparison. ACM International Conference Proceeding Series. 2017, Vol. Part F130152. DOI: 10.1145/3105971.3105976
  5. Pang C, Chang S, Verspoor C, Pearce J. Designing Health Websites Based on Users' Web-Based Information-Seeking Behaviors: A Mixed-Method Observational Study. JOURNAL OF MEDICAL INTERNET RESEARCH. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 2016, Vol. 18, Issue 6. DOI: 10.2196/jmir.5661
  6. Pang C, Verspoor C, Pearce J, Chang S. Finding and Exploring Health Information with a Slider-Based User Interface. 24th Australian National Health Informatics Conference (HIC). IOS Press. 2016, Vol. 227. Editors: Georgiou A, Schaper LK, Whetton S. DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-666-8-106
  7. Pang C, Chang S, Verspoor C, Pearce J. Innovation in designing health information websites: Results from a quantitative study. Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, PACIS 2016 - Proceedings. 2016.
  8. Pang C, Harrop M, Verspoor C, Pearce J, Chang S. What Are Health Website Visitors Doing? Insights from Visualisations Towards Exploratory Search. 28th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference (OzCHI). Association for Computing Machinery Inc.. 2016. Editors: Parker C. DOI: 10.1145/3010915.3011843
  9. Pang C, Biuk-Aghai RP, Yang M. What makes you think this is a map? suggestions for creating map-like visualisations. 9th International Symposium on Visual Information Communication and Interaction (VINCI). 2016. DOI: 10.1145/2968220.2968239
  10. Pang C, Verspoor C, Pearce J, Chang S. Better health explorer: Designing for health information seekers. OzCHI 2015: Being Human - Conference Proceedings. 2015. DOI: 10.1145/2838739.2838772
  11. Pang C, Verspoor C, Chang S, Pearce J. Better health information exploration. ACM International Conference Proceeding Series. 2015, Vol. 07-December-2015. DOI: 10.1145/2846439.2846444
  12. Pang C, Si S-S, Chio S-K. A New Way to Use Wikipedia in Education: A Pilot Study of Map-like Wikipedia Visualization on iPad. International Journal of Future Computer and Communication. 2014. DOI: 10.7763/IJFCC.2014.V3.265
  13. Pang C, Verspoor C, Chang S, Pearce J. Designing for health exploratory seeking behaviour. CEUR Workshop Proceedings. Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen * Lehrstuhl Informatik V. 2014, Vol. 1276.
  14. Pang C, Chang S, Pearce J, Verspoor C. Online Health Information Seeking Behaviour: Understanding Different Search Approaches. Proceedings of the 18th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2014). AISel. 2014.
  15. Biuk-Aghai RP, Pang C, Si Y-W. Visualizing large-scale human collaboration in Wikipedia. FUTURE GENERATION COMPUTER SYSTEMS-THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GRID COMPUTING AND ESCIENCE. Elsevier Science. 2014, Vol. 31, Issue 1. DOI: 10.1016/j.future.2013.04.001

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