Peta is Project Manager and Ph.D. candidate, Heart Health Theme, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI).

Peta undertook her nursing undergraduate training as part of the first cohort of nurses to complete an undergraduate at the University of Adelaide. Following her undergraduate she specialised in cardiology while completing her Honours, and working in coronary care at a large private hospital. She went on to work as a cardiac nurse specialist at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and found an interest in cardiovascular research. Subsequently taking on the role as a clinical nurse for the Cardiovascular Clinical Research Unit at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and in 2011 began collaborating with the Heart Health Theme at SAHMRI.

Experience

  • 2012–present
    Project Manager, South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute
  • –present
    PhD candidate , South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute

Education

  • 2012 
    University of Adelaide, B. Nursing (Honours)
  • 2008 
    University of Adelaide, B. Nursing

Publications

  • 2017
    PCSK9 Inhibitors: Treating the Right Patients in Daily Practice, Current Cardiology Reports
  • 2016
    Sex Differences in Nonculprit Coronary Plaque Microstructures on Frequency-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography in Acute Coronary Syndromes and Stable Coronary Artery Disease., Circ Cardiovasc Imaging
  • 2016
    Coronary atheroma progression rates in men and women following high-intensity statin therapy: A pooled analysis of REVERSAL, ASTEROID and SATURN., Atheroslerosis

Professional Memberships

  • Associate Member, The Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand