Cardiovascular Epidemiology: Venn Group

Research in cardiovascular epidemiology aims to improve understanding of the causes and prevention of cardiovascular disease, particularly the role of lifestyle factors including obesity, physical inactivity, smoking, poor diet and alcohol consumption.

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Research Projects

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Senior Members

  • Professor Alison Venn (Menzies Director)

Team Members

  • Associate Professor Leigh Blizzard (Principal Research Fellow)
  • Dr Seana Gall (Research Fellow)
  • Mr Petr Otahal (Biostatistician/Genetic Statistician)
  • Dr Kim Jose
  • Professor James Sharman (Senior Research Fellow)
  • Dr Kylie Smith (Research Fellow)
  • Associate Professor Kristy Sanderson (Senior Research Fellow)
  • Dr Verity Cleland (Research Fellow)
  • Dr Charlotte McKercher (Research Fellow)
  • Dr Costan Magnussen (Research Fellow)
  • Dr Quan Huynh Long
  • Dr Jing Tian
  • Kira Patterson (PhD Student)

External Collaborators

  • Dr Sarah McNaughton
  • Deakin University
  • Professor Olli Raitakari
  • University of Turku
  • Professor Terry Dwyer
  • Murdoch Children's Research Institute
  • Professor George Patton
  • Murdoch Children's Research Institute, University of Melbourne and Royal Children's Hospital
  • Dr Robyn Tapp
  • Monash University
  • Members of the i3C consortium

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* Denotes Menzies Researcher