Acknowledgements, Contributors and Endorsements


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Expert Content Panel

Dr Julie Adsett, PhD, BPhty (Hons), Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital, QLD

A/Prof John Atherton, MBBS, PhD, FRACP, FCSANZ, Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital & University of Queensland, QLD

Dr Sasha Bennett, PhD, BPharm, Dip Hosp Pharm, Grad Cert Clin Pharm, NSW Therapeutic Advisory Group, NSW

Dr Mary Boyde, RN, BN, MN, MEd, PhD, Princess Alexandra Hospital, QLD

A/Prof Craig Cheetham, BSc, MSc (Distinctions) , Cardiovascular Care WA and University of Western Australia, WA

Prof Robyn Clark, RN, RM, ICU Cert, DipAppliSc BN, Med PhD, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University, SA

Prof Andrea Driscoll, NP, BN, MN, MEd, PhD, Deakin University & Austin Health,  VIC

A/Prof Doa El-Ansary, BAppSc (Phty), OrthMT, PhD, Swinburne University of Techology, VIC

Ms Annabel Hickey, BAppSc (OT), MMSc (Clin Epi), The Prince Charles Hospital, QLD

Dr Rosemary Higgins, MAPS, MCHP DPsych (Health), Heart Research Centre, VIC

Dr Dariusz Korczyk, Dip Med KATOWICE, Int Med Spec Poland, FRACP MHFA, Princess Alexandra Hospital, QLD

A/Prof Andrew Maiorana, MSc, PhD, AEP, Curtin University & Fiona Stanley Hospital, WA

Ms Dawn McIvor, RN, BSc (Hons Health Studies), The John Hunter Hospital, NSW

Mr James McVeigh, RN, CCC, BHSc(Nurs), MCN, Prince of Wales Hospital, NSW

Prof Alison Mudge, PhD, FRACP, MBBS, Grad Cert Health Ec, Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital, QLD

Mr Robert Mullins, BAppSc HMS(Hons), MAppSc (Clin Ex Sc), GradCert (AcadPrac), PhD Candidate, Queensland University of Technology, QLD

Ms Robyn Peters, BN, Grad Cert Health Management, MN(NP), Princess Alexandra Hospital, QLD

Prof Julie Redfern, PhD, BAppSc, BSc, Westmead Clinical School, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, The George Institute for Global Health, NSW

Ms Serena Rofail, BPharm, GDipClinPharm, Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital, QLD

Ms Maria Sheehan, RN, CCU, BHSc(Nurs), MN(NP), Sydney South West Local Health District, NSW

Prof Simon Stewart, RN (ITU cert), BN, BA, Grad Dip Ad Ed, PhD, FAHA, FNESC, FCSANZ

Ms Christina Thompson,  MAppSc (OT), St Vincent's Darlinghurst, NSW

Mr Steve Woodruffe, BAppSci(HMS), Ipswich Cardiac Rehabilitation and Heart Failure Services, Ipswich Community Health, QLD

Content Leads, Contributors, Reviewers & Editors

Ms Sulakshana Balachandran, BPhty(Hons), University of Melbourne, VIC

Ms Amanda Ballard, BSW(Hons),LLB(Hons), Metro North Subacute and Ambulatory Service, QLD

Mr Jared Bruning, BAppSc(HMS), MPhty St, The Prince Charles Hospital, QLD

Ms Vivian Bryce, RN, BN, MN(Cardiac), Princess Alexandra Hospital, QLD

Mr Paul Camp, RN, MN, GDipHlthProm, CertSmokingCessation, Mater Hospital Brisbane, QLD

Ms Bridie Carr, OND, SRN, BA, Agency for Clinical Innovation, NSW

Ms Fiona Carter, BPharm, MSHPA, Caulfield Hospital, VIC

Ms Erin Cassells,  BHlthSci (Nut & Diet) (Hons), Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, QLD

Ms Moira Craig,  BAppSci (Physiotherapy), St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne, VIC

Prof Trish Davidson, RN, BA, Med, PhD, John Hopkins School of Nursing, Baltimore, USA

Ms Margaret Flaherty, Grad Dip (ANP) Cert (Cardiothoracics), The Canberra Hospital, ACT

Ms Rachelle Foreman, BSc (HMS), MScSt, Mphil, National Heart Foundation of Australia, Qld

Ms Janette Gale, BA Psych (Hons), MCommerce, MAPS, HealthChange Australia, NSW

Ms Kim Gray, BPhty(Hons),MPhty, Austin Health, VIC

Dr Andrew Hirschhorn, BAppSc (Phty) Hons, PhD, Westmead Private Physiotherapy Services & Clinical Research Institute, Westmead, NSW

Ms Narelle Humphries, BHMS(Hons), MSc(Cardiac Rehab), Rockhampton Hospital, QLD

Ms Rita Hwang, BPhty (Hons), MHSc(Cardiopulmonary Physiotherapy), Princess Alexandra Hospital, QLD

Prof Sharon Lawn, BA, DipEd, MSW, PhD, Flinders University, SA

Ms Suzanne Lee, BPharm(Hons), The Prince Charles Hospital, QLD

Ms Sophie Lloyd, BHSc(Nursing), Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital

Ms Susan Marshall, BSc(AppPsych),BA (Hons)(Psych), MOrgPsych, Metro North Subacute and Ambulatory Service, QLD

Prof Neil Oldridge, PhD, FACSM, University of Wisconsin, USA

Ms Jennie Patrick, BAppSc (Phty), MAppS (Phty), Caulfield Hospital, VIC

Mr Glenn Paull, RN, CCU, BN(Hons), MN(NP), South Eastern Sydney Local Health District, NSW

Mr Matt Percival, BPharm, MClinPharm, Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service, QLD

Dr Lisa Pont, BSc, BPharm, PhD, Macquarie University, NSW

Ms Menaka Sabaratnam, BAppSc(Phty), MPH, Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service, QLD

Prof Steve Selig, PhD, ESSA Fellow, Deakin University, VIC

Ms Robyn Sheppard, MHSc, Caulfield Hospital, VIC

Prof Neil Smart, PhD, MMed Sci, BSc(Hons), University of New England, NSW

A/Prof Stan Steindl, BA, PGDipPsych, MClinPsych, PhD, Psychology Consultants Pty Ltd

Mr Oystein Tronstad,  BPhty, The Prince Charles Hospital, QLD

Dr Frances Wise, MBBS PhD(Melb) FAFRM(RACP), Caulfield Hospital, VIC

Dr Paula Wye, PhD, BPsych (Hons), University of Newcastle, NSW

Mr Karl Winckel, B. Pharm, GCertClinPharm, GDipPharmPractice, CertPychTherapeutics, Princess Alexandra Hospital and  University of Queensland, Qld

Editorial and Design Support

Ms Vanessa Peterson, The Prince Charles Hospital, QLD


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