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About Queensland Cardiovascular Research Network
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About Queensland Cardiovascular Research Network

QCVRN provides a framework to strengthen cardiovascular research in Queensland

Launched by the Governor of Queensland in November 2015, the Queensland Cardiovascular Research Network (QCVRN) provides a framework to strengthen cardiovascular research in Queensland, including:

  • fostering multi-disciplinary collaborations
  • attracting new funding for Queensland cardiovascular research
  • building research capacity
  • becoming a combined voice for cardiovascular research in Queensland and ensuring the potential benefits generated from the research are maximized.

The steering committee, with an independent chair (Professor Jonathan Golledge) and representation from the Heart Foundation, Queensland Health and multiple research organisations, has been established to provide strategic direction and leadership to the QCVRN.

Queensland Cardiovascular Research Network Steering Committee

  • Prof Jonathan Golledge (Chair), James Cook University
  • A/Prof Chris Askew (Deputy Chair), University of the Sunshine Coast
  • A/Prof John Atherton, Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital
  • Prof Corneel Vandelanotte,  Central Queensland University
  • Dr Mary Boyde, Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • Dr Genevieve Healy, School of Population Health, University of Queensland
  • Prof Wally Thomas, School of Biomedical Science, University of Queensland
  • Dr Sue Hooper, Queensland Department of Health
  • Prof Greg Anderson, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
  • A/Prof Jason Peart, Griffith University
  • Dr Kathleen Finlayson, Queensland University of Technology

Connecting cardiovascular researchers in Queensland

QCVRN wants to help cardiovascular researchers to connect with each other and develop broader awareness of research activities happening across Queensland.  This means identifying who is doing what, their skills and expertise, and all research platforms including training and development of researchers.  

Contact the QCVRN to find out how your institution and your research can be part of this state wide mapping activity. 

Becoming a member

Members of the QCVRN share the vision of fostering a visionary, vital and connected cardiovascular research community in Queensland. 

Become part of this group and enjoy the following benefits:

  • Institutional access to multi-disciplinary collaborations (leading to higher quality research outputs) facilitated by QCVRN
  • Access to tools and platforms developed by the QCVRN
  • Being part of a collective voice to support cardiovascular research in Queensland
  • Acknowledgement in all QCVRN activities
  • Recruit and retain higher quality research staff or other related health professionals
  • Advocacy to establish a Queensland cardiovascular research institute
  • In the longer term, access to funding schemes developed by the QCVRN.

We thank our founding member institutions and universities for their early support of the QCVRN:

  • The University of Queensland
  • Griffith University
  • James Cook University
  • Central Queensland University
  • University of the Sunshine Coast
  • Metro North Hospital & Health Service
  • Sunshine Coast Hospital & Health Service
  • QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
Register your interest via email

Funding opportunities

The Heart Foundation research funding program is designed to support and develop excellent heart research in Australia.  Find out more about current research and how to apply.


Heart Foundation Research

Other funding opportunities

A range of other organisations, institutions and government bodies provide funding for health research in Australia. View the websites below to learn about other funding opportunities available to cardiovascular researchers in Queensland.

 

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