CSANZ 2020

Lea Delbridge

University of Melbourne, VIC

Lea Delbridge is Professor of Physiology, and an Academic-Researcher investigating fundamental mechanisms of cardiopathology, including diabetic cardiomyopathy, pericardial adiposity and forms of diastolic heart failure. She has pioneered the development of microscopy and mechanical techniques for cardiac and cardiomyocyte experimentation, with particular focus on understanding local cardiac paracrine signalling processes involving peptide and steroid mediators. Her published work (~ 150 papers) appears in peak discipline and clinical journals.

Professor Delbridge completed her PhD at the University of Melbourne, and had training positions at Dalhousie University (Halifax, Canada) and also at Loyola University (Chicago, USA) as an International Fellow of the American Heart Association. She is elected World Council Secretary General of the International Society of Heart Research (ISHR) and was President of the Australasian ISHR Section 2007-2013. She is appointed to the Board of the International Union of Physiological Sciences and has completed two terms as Council member of the Australian Physiological Society. She is an editorial board member for numerous international journals, including J Molecular & Cellular Cardiology, Frontiers in Physiology, Curr Opin Physiol and the Am J Physiol (Heart). Professor Delbridge served as the Chair of the Scientific Program for the 2019 ISHR Beijing Congress, and will also lead program planning for the Berlin 2022 Congress. At the University of Melbourne she has a senior role in research training governance and an active teaching portfolio.

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