Monthly Updates - July 2021

Dear Colleague, 

Welcome to the July edition of the SOLVE-CHD monthly updates. This monthly e-newsletter will keep you up to date with the key progress of the SOLVE-CHD projects and provide updates on our events and initiatives. Please
email Julia  ( if you wish to share/add anything from your area that is directly/indirectly related to the SOLVE-CHD program.

  Key Updates

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. 
As the Chief Investigator of SOLVE-CHD NHMRC Synergy, she will be leading establishment and implementation of data-drive quality improvement for cardiac rehabilitation in New South Wales in collaboration with national efforts. She will evaluate innovative strategies to improve access to secondary prevention including mobile apps and promoting patient’s understanding of information through tailored interventions for people experiencing cognitive impairment and cultural and linguistic diversity. 
Find out more about Prof Robyn Gallagher research here or follow her on Twitter @RobynDGallagher  
SOLVE Associate Research Fellow, Cardiac Disease Prevention
  • Based at Deakin University, Health and Education Research Building (HERB), University Hospital Geelong
  • Full-time (36.75 hours per week) with the flexible working arrangement 
  • Level A $88,209 – $94,497 + 17% Super
  • Learn more now
  • For further information, please email
  • Application close 13th August 
SOLVE Consumer Workshop 
Sincere thanks to everyone who has attended SOLVE first Consumer Engagement Workshop on  Wednesday 14th July. Some great discussions and ideas were shared among researchers and patients about how to best engage patients in SOLVE program.
SOLVE Consumer engagement plan will be shared in due course. We look forward to fostering the exciting collaboration that will follow. Please encourage your colleagues that are interested in SOLVE Consumer Group to join our Network. 
SOLVE PhD Scholarships are now open at the University of Sydney, with Deakin and UWA's to follow. Please forward the links to your network and help spread the word. 
PhD Scholarships USYD 

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