Ms Huong Ly Tong is a researcher and consultant in digital health, who is passionate about helping people lead a healthy and happy life. Ly is currently doing a PhD at Westmead Applied Research Centre, The University of Sydney. Her research looks at how to leverage innovative technologies such as mobile apps or fitness trackers to promote healthy lifestyle and prevent chronic diseases. Her research is supported by the Australia's Research Training Program scholarship.
Ly has a background in Public Health, including a Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Research. Ly has attracted over $700,000 in competitive research funds and scholarships, and received awards from international and national bodies for research excellence, such as The Germany Academic Exchange Services, CSIRO, and Macquarie University. Ly is also a passionate science communicator who has gained recognition for her research, including placing as the 2021 NSW runner up and top 12 national finalists in the Australia’s Famelab competition.