Matthew Lee is a third-year PhD student.  His dissertation will explore how participation and engagement with virtual communities impacts continued involvement with and degree of benefit from digital interventions. His research interest lies in patient work, an area he explores in collaboration with colleagues at the Australian Institute of Health Innovation. In addition, he serves as the Chair of Serious Games for the International Game Developers Association has been involved with the creation of several health training modules, including the PTSD Toolkit for Nurses, and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

“In the long-term, I really think that health care should not focus on the hospital,” says Lee. “We should be trying to keep people from getting to the hospital in the first place, keeping them healthy whether it’s mentally or physically. For that, I think it’s important to meet people where they are. And these days, online is a good place for that.”