SOLVE Researcher Spotlight June
A/Prof Adrienne O'Neil, Deakin University
A/Prof Adrienne O’Neil is the Director of Heart and Mind Research at IMPACT and Deputy Director of Food and Mood Centre. Her co-appointment is funded by the Heart Foundation as part of a Future Leader Fellowship and the Wilson Foundation. She is a behavioural scientist who has been developing, evaluating and implementing lifestyle-based behavioural interventions for 15 years. Currently, she works with the team at the Food and Mood Centre to apply learnings from cardiology and other areas of chronic disease prevention and management to psychiatry and vice versa. She is contributing to SOLVE-CHD by leading the Victorian program of research focusing on improving the monitoring and quality of cardiac rehabilitation across the 134 sites across the State.
'All Australians have the right to access good quality rehabilitation services that can effectively keep them out of hospital after a cardiac event. With SOLVE-CHD, we have all come together with the common goal of making a real change at a national level’