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The University of Sydney

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Nursing and Midwifery


Robyn Gallagher is Professor of Nursing at Sydney Nursing School based at the Charles Perkins Centre and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Technology, Sydney. Professor Gallagher’s clinical and academic career focusses on understanding and supporting patients who have cardiovascular disease throughout their recovery, encouraging and enabling good self-management and reducing their risk of future cardiovascular events through secondary prevention. She has led intervention programs that use technology to support behaviour change in cardiac patients and has extensive experience in establishing multidisciplinary research teams. Her work with these teams has been internationally recognised, won awards and altered clinical practice leading to significant changes in policy. She is an experienced academic and research degree supervisor and was previously Director of Research Students at the University of Technology, Sydney, where she received the Postgraduate Supervision Award for Excellence. She has contributed to a number of Policy Standards and advisory documents including on the implementation and impact of the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care National Labelling Recommendations (2011), which the Federal Department of Health and Aging adopted. Professor Gallagher is elected Chair of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand Cardiovascular Nursing Council, Fellow of the American Heart Association Cardiovascular Nursing Council and Nurse Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology.


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