1 - 4 August 2024


Christina Bursill


A/Prof Christina Bursill (BSc (Hons 1) PhD, Adelaide University; Postdoc, Oxford University, UK) is a leader in cardiovascular biology, with expertise in the biology and mechanisms of atherosclerotic plaques and mechanisms of diabetes-impaired angiogenesis and wound healing. After a six-year postdoc at The University of Oxford, she returned to Australia to lead the Immunobiology Group at the Heart Research Institute as part of a National Heart Foundation Career Development Fellowship. In 2017 A/Prof Bursill moved to Adelaide, having received a National Heart Foundation (NHF) Lin Huddleston fellowship, where she is Co-director of the Vascular Research Centre at South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI). As CIA A/Prof Bursill has received >$4 million in competitive research funding in the last 3 years. A/Prof Bursill has published >100 papers, supervised >15 PhD students to completion, and currently leads a research team of eight people. A/Prof Bursill currently co-chairs the South Australian Cardiovascular Research Network Executive Committee and has held roles as a board member for the Australian Cardiovascular Alliance (ACvA), the International Atherosclerosis Society and is past-President of the Australian Atherosclerosis Society (AAS, 2017-2019).