​2017 Clinical Research Fellowship Winners

If you would like to establish a partnership and collaborate with Hunter New England Fellowship holders email the Health Research & Translation Office on HNELHD-RSDO@hnehealth.nsw.gov.au.

​General Fellowships

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Arshad Khan

Project Title: Prognostic benefits of left ventricular end diastolic pressure reduction during primary percutaneous coronary intervention for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction

Goal Statement:

"Academic Interventional Cardiologist and world leading clinician researcher in the area of acute myocardial infarction"

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Tracy Dudding-Byth
Clinical Geneticist

Project Title: The Face Diagnosis (FaceDx) Project: Using advanced computer vision technology to reduce time to diagnosis in children with syndromic intellectual disability

Goal Statement:

"Lead and inspire a growing, effective, harmonious team of researchers working together to make a difference in the lives of individuals with undiagnosed intellectual disability"

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​Nicole Nathan
Program Manager

Project Title: A randomized trial of an intervention to facilitate the implementation of a state-wide school physical activity policy


Goal Statement:

"Lead policy-relevant research that will inform how to most effectively deliver efficacious preventive health programs to our community"

​Nursing & Midwifery

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Ginger Chu
Clinical Nurse Consultant

Project Title: Sleep Apnoea in Haemodialysis


Goal Statement:

“To lead research that contributes significant new knowledge for patient management in chronic disease research and improve patient outcomes”

​Pathology North Fellowship

Pictured: Michael DiRienzo CEO, Anoop Enjeti, Theo DeMalmanche

​Anoop Enjeti

Project Title: Locoregional differences, biomarkers and novel therapy in Acute Myeloid Leukaemia


Goal Statement:

"Investigate barriers in treatment and develop oral, less toxic and targeted therapy for leukemia patients from regional areas"

​Honorary Fellowships

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Andrew Gardner
NHMRC Early Career Fellowship

Project Title: Establishing Evidence-Based Concussion Guidelines

Goal Statement:

"I'd like to be considered an innovator and world leading research clinician in the area of sports concussion"

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​Heidi Janssen
NSW Health Early-Mid Career Fellowship

Project Title: Service change to Support Lifestyle and Activity Modification after Transient Ischaemic Attack (S+SLAM-TIA)

Goal Statement:

"Be a clinical academic leading translation of evidence based interventions into practice within HNE LHD services to ensure clinical excellence in physical activity based stroke prevention and rehabilitation"

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​Luke Wolfenden
Program Manager
NHMRC Career Development Fellow

Project Title: Improving the impact of population health interventions through translation

Goal Statement:

"Work to ensure that the effcetiveenss of preventive health care services continuously improves and  reaches all community members for whom they could benefit"