Queensland Cardiovascular Research Network
heartfoundation.org.au|Helpline 13 11 12

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 independent co-chairs (Professor John Fraser and Dr. Nathan Palpant) 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. John Fraser (Co-chair), University of Queensland and The Prince Charles Hospital
  • Dr. Nathan Palpant (Co-chair), University of Queensland 
  • Mr. Stephen Vines, National Heart Foundation
  • A/Prof. John Atherton, Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital
  • A/Prof. Jason Peart, Griffith University
  • Prof. Jonathan Golledge, James Cook University
  • Prof. Greg Anderson, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
  • Prof. Corneel Vandelanotte, Central Queensland University
  • Dr. Sue Hooper, Queensland Department of Health
  • Dr. Jatin Patel, Queensland University of Technology  
  • A/Prof. Chris Askew, University of the Sunshine Coast
  • Dr. Mary Boyde, Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • Prof. Wally Thomas, School of Biomedical Science, University of Queensland
  • Prof. James Hudson, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
  • Dr. Ray Mahoney, CSIRO
  • Prof. Michael O’Sullivan, University of Queensland
  • Dr. Meegan Walker - ECR representative, University of Sunshine Coast

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. Membership to the QCVRN is free.

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
We thank our funding partners: The National Heart Foundation, The University of Queensland, The Queensland University of Technology, The Central Queensland University and the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute for their continued support.

Upcoming events for 2021 include networking opportunities, grant writing support, science communication workshops and research webinars. Get in touch with us to find out how you can get involved.

Register your interest via email

 

You might also be interested in

The Heart Foundation Alumni Program

The Heart Foundation Alumni Program

The Heart Foundation Alumni Program

Stay connected with your research alumni community. ...

Research Alumni

Research Alumni

Research Alumni

The Heart Foundation Alumni Program brings together current and previously funded researchers to create a community of the best and brightest in heart-related research....

Heart Foundation Research Award Recipients

Heart Foundation Research Award Recipients

Explore our research award recipients and projects...

WEBINAR | Research Alumni Series 2020

WEBINAR | Research Alumni Series 2020

WEBINAR | Research Alumni Series 2020

The Heart Foundation is delivering a research webinar series for Heart Foundation research alumni....

Life changing research currently underway

Life changing research currently underway

Life changing research currently underway

Search our current researcher's and the ground breaking research being undertaken....

Our research stories

Our research stories

Our research stories

We fund amazing researchers who have important stories to tell...

Thrombus-targeted theranostic microbubbles

Thrombus-targeted theranostic microbubbles

Thrombus-targeted theranostic microbubbles

Breaking down blood clots...

Research connect newsletter

Research connect newsletter

Research connect newsletter

The Research Connect Newsletter provides monthly updates on the Heart Foundation Research Program....

A simple test may lead to better treatment

A simple test may lead to better treatment

A simple test may lead to better treatment

Dr Jay Ramchand discusses his latest research project....

Intelligent microbubbles

Intelligent microbubbles

Intelligent microbubbles

What are microbubbles and why are they important?...

Support us and help save Australian hearts

Support us and help save Australian hearts

Support us and help save Australian hearts

Join the fight against Australia’s biggest killer by supporting the Heart Foundation.  ...

Heart Health Check Toolkit

Heart Health Check Toolkit

Heart Foundation Recovery Support and Resources

Heart Foundation Recovery Support and Resources

Heart Foundation Recovery Support and Resources

Heart Foundation programs and resources to support your recovery....

Trek for Australian Hearts

Trek for Australian Hearts

Trek for Australian Hearts

Join the Heart Foundation in South Australia for the journey of a lifetime, trekking the ancient Flinders Ranges to help save Australian hearts....

Support for young adults: Online events

Support for young adults: Online events

Support for young adults: Online events

A series of virtual events for young adults on managing emotional wellbeing. ...

Aboriginal heart health

Aboriginal heart health

Aboriginal heart health

Visit the St Vincents Hospital NSW and Heart Foundation Aboriginal heart health website for more information...

Are you at risk of heart disease?

Are you at risk of heart disease?

Are you at risk of heart disease?

There is no single cause for any one heart condition, but there are risk factors that increase your chance of developing one. ...

Personal Walking Plan

Personal Walking Plan

Personal Walking Plan

Feel healthier and happier in six weeks with a free Personal Walking Plan...

Fundraise to save Australian hearts

Fundraise to save Australian hearts

Fundraise to save Australian hearts

Join our community of fundraisers who are committed to taking action to fight heart disease....

Health Professional Ambassador Program

Health Professional Ambassador Program

Health Professional Ambassador Program

Would you like to improve the cardiovascular health of your patients?...

Heart attack at 35: Knowing the signs and symptoms

Heart attack at 35: Knowing the signs and symptoms

Heart attack at 35: Knowing the signs and symptoms

David reflects on how his life changed when he had a heart attack at 35 and how he got back on track....

Cardiac Rehabilitation Advocacy

Cardiac Rehabilitation Advocacy

Know your risk: Family history and heart disease 

Know your risk: Family history and heart disease 

Know your risk: Family history and heart disease 

A family history of heart disease could mean you are at greater risk....

What is atrial fibrillation?

What is atrial fibrillation?

What is atrial fibrillation?

Atrial fibrillation is a type of arrhythmia where your heart beats irregularly and fast....

What is coronary heart disease?

What is coronary heart disease?

What is coronary heart disease?

Coronary heart disease (CHD) or coronary artery disease occurs when a coronary artery clogs and narrows because of a buildup of plaque....

Healthy eating to protect your heart

Healthy eating to protect your heart

Healthy eating to protect your heart

What does a heart-friendly diet look like?...

Pilbara Aboriginal Heart Health Program

Pilbara Aboriginal Heart Health Program

Pilbara Aboriginal Heart Health Program

The program works with local communities to help improve heart health in the Pilbara....

Cardiac Rehabilitation for Health Professionals - Patient Resources

Cardiac Rehabilitation for Health Professionals - Patient Resources

Women's heart stories

Women's heart stories

Women's heart stories

Women's stories from around Australia...

Acute coronary syndromes (ACS) clinical resources

Acute coronary syndromes (ACS) clinical resources

Resources and clinical information for health professionals...

Heart attack medication

Heart attack medication

Heart attack medication

There are a number of medications you could be prescribed after a heart attack....

Our research stories

Our research stories

Our research stories

We fund amazing researchers who have important stories to tell...

Risk factors for women

Risk factors for women

Risk factors for women

In Australia, 90% of women have one risk factor for heart disease, and 50% have two or more. ...

Health professional online learning

Health professional online learning

We offer a number of modules focused on improving cardiovascular care....

Our programs and initiatives

Our programs and initiatives

Our programs and initiatives

The Heart Foundation delivers innovative, evidence-based programs and initiatives to support and prevent heart disease in Australia...

Support after a heart attack

Support after a heart attack

Support after a heart attack

Many different thoughts may go through your head after a heart attack and you may be presented with complicated medical info. Know where to get support. ...

Why are you playing this game? It’s putting your heart at risk.

Why are you playing this game? It’s putting your heart at risk.

Why are you playing this game? It’s putting your heart at risk.

The game is “hide and seek”. You play it without even realising. The shock is that when you play this game, you could be placing your heart health at risk....

Help others in need through a gift in your Will

Help others in need through a gift in your Will

Help others in need through a gift in your Will

Ian “did not hesitate” to leave 100% of his estate to the Heart Foundation....

Heart attack recovery – your first month

Heart attack recovery – your first month

Heart attack recovery – your first month

Explore the Heart Foundation’s guide on what to expect in the first month after your heart attack. ...

How we fought heart disease in 2020

How we fought heart disease in 2020

How we fought heart disease in 2020

Everything we do is possible thanks to the generosity of our supporters. ...