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Postdoctoral Fellow, Centenary Institute; and Adjunct Senior Lecturer, University of Sydney

Jessica is a Heart Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow and Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney. Jessica’s PhD was awarded without emendation in November 2020, for which she received the Peter Bancroft Prize for Research. She also has a Master of Public Health, and Bachelor of Economics / Bachelor of Laws (Hons I) all from the University of Sydney. Jessica became a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC) in 2019.

Jessica’s research focuses on cardiac screening and best practice implementation (including atrial fibrillation screening and cardiac screening of athletes), injury surveillance and sports injury prevention. She is also interested in the legal and ethical aspects of screening, and how the law can be used to promote health policy objectives.

She has published widely, with over 60 publications, an H index of 19 and over 14,000 citations (Google Scholar). She has done more than 40 national and international conference presentations, including as an invited speaker and in award finals (CSANZ 2019, European Congress on eCardiology and eHealth, Berlin 2016). Jessica has received ~$920,000 in research funding, scholarships and grants, including competitive grants for atrial fibrillation screening and stroke prevention (2 as CI-C and one as CI-D).


  • –present
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Heart Foundation; and Adjunct Senior Lecturer, University of Sydney


  • 2020 
    University of Sydney, PhD
  • 2011 
    University of Sydney, MPH (with Merit)
  • 2005 
    University of Sydney, B.Ec/LLB (Hons I)