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Helena Viola

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Helena Viola

General Manager Western Australia

Dr Helena Viola is a cardiovascular biochemist with 18 years’ experience in translatable cardiovascular research. She is the Western Australian Heart Foundation General Manager. Dr Viola completed her PhD at the University of Western Australia (2010, Distinction, top-ranked university-wide). She supported her research career with nationally competitive funding from the Heart Foundation and NHMRC. She has held several appointments, including as a founding member of the Australian Cardiovascular Research Alliance Emerging Leaders Committee, and Council member for the International Society for Heart Research (Australasian Section). She is currently a Board member of the Western Australian Cardiovascular Research Alliance, and a Council member of the Australian Council on Smoking and Health.


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Last updated04 July 2022