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Professor Julie Redfern

BAS (Hons), BSc, PhD

Deputy Director, Cardiovascular Division at The George Institute for Global Health, an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sydney and a practising Physiotherapist

Julie Redfern is a Professor of Public Health, a practicing Physiotherapist, Research Academic Director (Researcher Development, Output and Impact), School of Health Sciences, University of Sydney and a Professorial Fellow at the George Institute for Global Health. She has been a CI on research grants totalling $20M in the past 5 years and has published over 180 manuscripts and 4 book chapters. Professor Redfern has >15 years of experience developing, testing and implementing scalable strategies to close evidence-practice gaps and improve health outcomes for people with chronic disease. She has expertise in multidisciplinary and translational research and is an advocate for effective secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease and her research interest is focused on improving clinical practice and reduction of risk factors ultimately in people with a range of chronic diseases. 

Professor Redfern currently holds a NHMRC Career Development Fellowship 2 and is CIA on a NHMRC Synergy Grant (SOLVE-CHD). She is Co-Chair of the Clinical and Preventative Cardiology Council of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand, Co-Chair of the National Secondary Prevention Alliance and part of the team that won the 2016 Australian Google Impact Challenge.