Dr Peter Budd

Senior Software Engineer

Peter completed a Bachelor of Information Technology at the University of Sydney before undertaking a PhD in information systems. His research interests focused on applying generative design philosophies to the design of information systems to produce systems that were adaptable in real time to the changing needs of the clinical environment.

After completing his PhD in 2011, Peter worked as an agile consultant in a number of commercial settings before joining the Garvan Institute in 2013. He now works with the Kinghorn Center for Clinical Genomics, designing the information systems for tracking genetic samples through all the stages of the process, from sample receipt to data delivery.

Research Interests

• Natural Language Processing
• Information System Design
• Generative Design
• User driven information systems


2011 - PhD (Information Technology), University of Sydney - Australia
2007 - BIT (Advanced), University of Sydney - Australia

Selected Publications

Patrick J, Budd P. Ockhamʼs Razor of Design: An Heuristic for Guiding Design and Development of a Clinical Information Systems Generator 2010.

Patrick J, Budd P, Wang Y. An automated system for conversion of clinical notes into SNOMED clinical terminology 2007. Proceedings of the fifth Australasian symposium on ACSW frontiers 68.

Patrick, J, Budd P. Automatic conversion of clinical notes into SNOMED CT at point of care 2006. Health Informatics Conference, Sydney, 2006. HIC2006 Bridging the Digital Divide: Clinician, Consumer and Computer. (Eds.) Westbrook J, Callen J & Margelis G. Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA): Victoria.

Dr Peter Budd