Our Team

Meet The Team

Professor Philip Aylward

Director

Professor Aylward is a Member of the Innovation Centre within SAHMRI Heart Health and leading the development of Education Programmes. Professor Aylward is Professor of Medicine at Flinders University and the Director of Strategic Relationships within the Southern Adelaide Local Health Network. Professor Aylward is a Cardiologist with a long involvement over two decades in Clinical Trials and has been a National Co-ordinator, Member of a number of International Steering & Executive Committees in Cardiology particularly in areas of Acute Coronary Syndromes, Lipid Management, Atrial Fibrillation and Heart Failure. Professor Aylward was Co-chair and author of the initial Australian Guidelines for the Management of Acute Coronary Syndromes 2006 and was a Member of the 2017 Acute Coronary Syndrome Guidelines Writing Committee of the National Heart Foundation and Cardiac Society of Australia & New Zealand.

Contact Information

Email: Phil.Aylward@sa.gov.au

Professor Philip Aylward

Contact Information

Email: e2p@sahmri.com

Professor Stephen Nicholls

Professor Stephen Nicholls

Director

Stephen Nicholls commenced as the Director of Monash Heart and Professor of Cardiology at Monash University in late 2018. He is a Principal Research Fellow of the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia. He completed his medical training in Adelaide, cardiology training in Newcastle and his PhD at the Heart Research Institute, focusing on the anti-inflammatory properties of high-density lipoproteins. After a postdoctoral fellowship in plaque imaging, he was appointed to faculty at the Cleveland Clinic, where he served as the Medical Director of the Atherosclerosis Imaging Core Laboratory and Cardiovascular Director of the Cleveland Clinic Coordinating Center for Clinical Research. He returned to Australia in 2012 to take up the role of Deputy Director and Heart Health Theme Leader at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI). He has published more than 600 original manuscripts, conference proceedings and book chapters, including in the New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, Journal of the American Medical Association and Nature Medicine. He is a Past President of the Australian Atherosclerosis Society and Treasurer of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand. He is an inaugural Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences. His major research interests include studying the impact of metabolic factors influencing heart disease, development of novel plaque imaging modalities in clinical practice and performing large scale clinical trials of novel cardioprotective therapies.  

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Call: + 61 434 679 018

Julie Butters

Julie Butters

Director

Julie has a Bachelor of Health Science and is currently studying a Master of Business Administration (MBA). Julie is a Director for Evidence to Practice and is responsible for oversight of all operational activities. She works closely with clients to ensure that each meeting meets their expectations. Additionally, she is the Business and Operations Manager for SAHMRI Clinical Research.

Georgia Rejack

Research Administration Assistant

Georgia has a background in business and medical administration and oversees the logistical and administrative activities for the Heart Health Theme at SAHMRI and Evidence to Practice. She has a Bachelor of Psychology and completed her honours in 2017 with Prof. Nicholls. Georgia manages the administrative requirements for all Evidence to Practice Meetings.

Contact Information

Call: +61881284777

Email: georgia.rejack@sahmri.com

Georgia Rejack

Evidence 2 Practice

We bring new evidence from clinical trials to the clinical community via professional educational activities, enabling informed uptake of new treatments and best practice.

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