SOLVE Researcher Spotlight July
Prof Robyn Gallagher, University of Sydney
Robyn Gallagher is Professor of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine and Health, Sydney Nursing School based at the Charles Perkins Centre and an Honorary Professor at Edinburgh Napier University. Professor Gallagher’s clinical and academic career focusses on understanding and supporting patients who have the cardiovascular disease to engage in secondary prevention behaviors to reduce their risk of future cardiovascular events. She leads intervention programs that use technology such as mobile apps and wearable trackers to support behavior change in cardiac patients in multidisciplinary teams. Her work with these teams has been internationally recognised, won awards, and altered clinical practice leading to significant changes in policy. Her work also promotes the quality of secondary prevention interventions such as cardiac rehabilitation and she leads quality initiatives at the national and international levels.