Ms Green’s presentation was about trusting robots to diagnose medical conditions virtually.
In her research Teegan examines trust in the context of virtual health service delivery, particularly telehealth.
Her PhD research focuses on telehealth, and why the use of common technologies such as the telephone, videoconferencing and email is still an uncommon medium to deliver a clinical consultation.
“This is surprising because of the benefits that exist for patients, particularly those that are living in rural and remote areas,” Ms Green said.
Ms Green says the challenge is the difficulty to incorporate into technology these non-verbal cues that facilitate trust.
Teegan's PhD supervisors are Dr Nicole Gillespie, Dr Nicole Hartley from the UQ Business School and A/Prof Anthony Smith (COH)
Teegan now proceeds to the 3MT Trans-Tasman competition at UQ on October 2, 2015.