Isabella Bain

User Experience Designer, Co-founder of Ambient & Co and World Champion Athlete

NSWNomineeYoung Australian of the Year2021

Isabella Bain is using the potential of artificial intelligence and data modelling to help clinicians treat COVID-19.

Working with the Critical Care Consortium, the IBM associate design director developed a system that uses de-identified COVID-19 patient data to help clinicians identify better patient outcomes. This will be used to save lives in more than 400 intensive care units in 51 countries.

Bella graduated from The University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Design Computing in 2016, making the Dean’s list of excellence in academic performance.

Bella co-founded design start-up Ambient & Co, which creates interactive outdoor light sculptures for festivals such as VIVID Sydney and I-Light Marina Bay in Singapore. Her work ‘1,000 Cranes’ won second-best installation for VIVID 2018 behind the Opera House.

Representing Australia, Isabella has won five world champion gold medals across two international campaigns for dragon boating. 

One of Sydney University’s 2018 International Women’s Day ‘Women to Watch’, Bella is using her talents to create a better world.