Meet the Team

Prof. Julie Redfern

University of Sydney 

CIA SOLVE-CHD 

Professor of Public Health and Deputy Director, Westmead Applied Research Centre, University of Sydney, practicing Physiotherapist

A/Prof. Tom Briffa

University of Western Australia

CIB SOLVE-CHD

Director of the Centre for Health Services Research and Head, Cardiovascular Research Group, University of Western Australia

Prof. Robyn Gallagher 

University of Sydney

CIC SOLVE-CHD

Professor of Nursing, University of Sydney; Past President, Australian Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation Association (ACRA)

Prof. Garry Jennings

Sydney Health Partners, Heart Foundation, University of Sydney 

Senior Advisor, Sydney Health Partners, Chief Medical Advisor, Heart Foundation, Honorary Professor, University of Sydney

Emeritus Prof. David Wood

National University of Ireland Galway

Cardiologist, Adjunct Professor of Preventive Cardiology at the National Institute of Prevention and Cardiovascular Health (NIPC), National University of Ireland-Galway, Republic of Ireland

Prof. Elizabeth Geelhoed

University of Western Australia

Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, School of Allied Health, University of Western Australia

Emeritus Prof. Adrian Bauman

University of Sydney

Emeritus Professor of Public Health, University of Sydney

Prof. David Brieger

ANZAC Research Institute & University of Sydney 

Interventional cardiologist and head of the coronary care and coronary interventions at Concord Hospital and Professor of Cardiology, University of Sydney

A/Prof. Adrienne O’Neil

Deakin University

Director of Heart and Mind Research at IMPACT and Deputy Director of Food and Mood Centre, Deakin University

A/Prof. Carolyn Astley

Flinders University

Associate Professor, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University; Senior Project Coordinator, Academic and Health Science Translation Centre, SAHMRI; Vice President (President Elect) ACRA

Prof. Clara Chow

 University of Sydney

Professor of Medicine and Academic Director, Westmead Applied Research Centre, University of Sydney; President-elect, CSANZ; Program Director Community Cardiac Services & Cardiologist, Westmead Hospital

Christine Conners

Top End Health Service

General Manager Primary Health Care Top End Health Services

Rachelle Foreman

Brisbane North PHN

Executive Manager, Health Systems Improvement, PHN Brisbane North

Prof. Gemma Figtree

 University of Sydney

Professor in Medicine, University of Sydney, NSW; Co-lead, Cardiovascular Theme for Sydney Health Partners; President, Australian Cardiovascular Alliance; Chair, Expert Advisory Panel, Mission for Cardiovascular Health

Dr Karice Hyun

 University of Sydney

National Heart Foundation Postdoctorate Research Fellow and Biostatistician at Westmead Applied Research Centre, University of Sydney

Prof. Peter Thompson

Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research & University of Western Australia

Deputy Director, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research; Deputy Director, Centre for Medical Research, University of Western Australia

A/Prof. Simon Poon

 University of Sydney

Associate Professor, School of Computer Science, University of Sydney Adjunct Associate Professor, CUHK, Institute of Integrative Medicine

Dr Robert Herkes

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Chief Medical Officer, Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Steve Woodruffe

Southern Queensland Rural Health

Clinical Educator (Exercise Physiology), Southern Queensland Rural Health

Dr Emma Thomas

University of Queensland

Research Fellow, Centre for Online Health (Centre for Health Services Research), University of Queensland

Cate Ferry

The Heart Foundation

Clinical Manager at National Heart Foundation