About | Australian Cardiovascular Alliance (ACvA)
Established in 2015, the ACvA aims to increase the visibility of cardiovascular disease as a National Health Priority Area in the Australian community and in government.
Specifically, the ACvA:
- Acts as advocate for increased peer-reviewed funding in heart, stroke and vascular disease research.
- Represents cardiovascular researchers calling for more research into heart, stroke and vascular disease.
- Promotes the development of strong collaborative networks between cardiovascular researchers Australia-wide.
The ACvA brings together the nation’s leading researchers:
The Board of Directors comprises key cardiovascular research leaders from around Australia. The current Directors are:
Professor Gemma Figtree, President, New South Wales
Professor Livia Hool, Secretary, Western Australia
Professor Stephen Nicholls, Treasurer, South Australia
Professor Robert M Graham, New South Wales
Professor Jonathan Golledge, Queensland
Professor Mark Nelson, Tasmania
Professor Ben Freedman, New South Wales
Associate Professor Andrew Murphy, Victoria
Professor Karlheinz Peter, Victoria
Professor David Kaye, Victoria
Professor Christopher Reid, Victoria