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Senior Research Fellow, School of Public Health, University of Sydney

Jessica is a Heart Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, NHMRC Emerging Leader Fellow, Senior Research Fellow at the School of Public Health, University of Sydney. She is also Editor in Chief at JSAMS Plus, Associate Editor at the British Journal of Sports Medicine and a Cardiac Research Fellow at Cricket Australia.

Jessica’s PhD (University of Sydney) 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 sports cardiology, 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.

Jessica has published >70 peer-reviewed papers, with an H index of 28 and >18,000 citations, including several first author papers cited in international guidelines. She has authored 8 commissioned reports for elite sports in Australia, which implemented numerous recommendations. She has given >80 conference presentations and has been an invited speaker at 7 international and 6 national cardiology and sports medicine conferences. Jessica has built and engaged in numerous international collaborations across the US, UK, Europe and South Africa, and has received >$2.15 million in competitive research funding.


  • –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)