Anushka Patel

The George Institute for Global Health, NSW

Professor Anushka Patel’s research focus is on the development and evaluation of high-impact solutions to improve delivery of effective treatments to people with or at high risk of cardiovascular and related chronic conditions. With a conjoint professorial appointment at the University of New South Wales, she is currently the Chief Scientist of The George Institute for Global Health, a medical research institute with offices in Sydney, Beijing, New Delhi and Oxford. Prof Patel has a medical degree from the University of Queensland, a Master of Science degree from Harvard University and a PhD from the University of Sydney. She trained in cardiology at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney.

Prof Patel leads a global health research program with a focus on both clinical and health services research. Important contributions in clinical research include advances in cardiovascular risk management, particularly among people with diabetes. Her health systems work includes the development of innovative technology based primary care platforms, alternative healthcare workforce models and “polypill”-based strategies for delivering essential preventive healthcare. Prof Patel has attracted over $60 million of funding from domestic and international sources. She is an NHMRC Principal Research Fellow, immediate past Chair of the Australian Heart Foundation’s Research Committee and was formerly Chair of the Clinical Trials Council of the CSANZ. She has had advisory roles with a range of multilateral agencies and international funding bodies with a focus on the epidemic of cardiovascular and related conditions in low- and middle-income countries.

 

The Kempson Maddox Lecture 

This lecture honours the late Sir J. Kempson Maddox. Sir Kempson, who died in 1990, had a major influence on the development of cardiology in Australia. He was instrumental in the establishment of both the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand in 1951 and the National Heart Foundation of Australia in 1958. He was President of the Cardiac Society from 1956-1958 and played a substantial role in the formation of the Asian-Pacific Society of Cardiology, of which he was President in 1960. He became President of the International Society of Cardiology from 1966 – 1970. 
The Kempson Maddox Lecturer must be an Australian or New Zealander who is a senior member of the Cardiac Society and who has made a substantial contribution to cardiology.

Previous Kempson Maddox Lecturers 

2017

Bob Graham

NSW

2016

David Kaye

VIC

2015

John Ormiston

NZ

2013

Peter Macdonald

NSW

2012

David Kilpatrick

TAS

2011

Thomas H Marwick

USA

2010

Michael Feneley

NSW

2009

Tony Dart         

VIC

2008

David Celermajer

NSW

2007

Professor Andrew Tonkin

VIC

2006

Professor Phil Barter

NSW

2005

David Ross

NSW

2004

David Wilcken

QLD

2003

Mark Richards

NZ

2002

Garry Jennings

VIC

2001

John Horowitz   

SA

2000

Harvey White    

NZ

1999

Murray Esler     

VIC

1998

Peter Thompson           

WA

1997

Roger Dean

NSW

1996

Mark O’Brien                

NSW

1995

Phillip Harris

NSW

1994

John Neutze

NZ

1993

Michael O’Rourke

NSW

1992

Tim Cartmill      

NSW

1991

John Hickie

NSW

1990

John Uther        

NSW

1989

Paul Nestel

VIC

1988

John Chalmers  

NSW

1987

Winifred Nayler 

VIC

1986

John Clarebrough

VIC

1985

Hamilton Sutherland

SA

1984

Robin Norris

NZ

1983

Gaston Bauer

NSW

1982

Graeme Sloman

VIC

1981

Peter Brandt

NZ

1980

Ralph Reader

ACT

1979

Austin E Doyle

VIC

1978

Alan J Goble

VIC

1977

Paul Korner

VIC

1976

Brian Baratt-Boyes

NZ

1975

John Lowenthal

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