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President 

Phillip Newton
Sydney, Australia

Professor Phillip Newton is Professor and Director of the Nursing Research Centre at Western Sydney University and Western Sydney Local Health District. As a registered nurse with a strong academic track record, Professor Newton’s program of research demonstrates a strong interdisciplinary focus and an emphasis on the links between clinical research and translation into the health service. He has a distinguished and consistent record of obtaining competitive funding at the highest level. In total, he has been awarded over $3 million in support as a Chief Investigator from the National Health and Medical Research Council, Heart Foundation NSW Cardiovascular Research Network; Department of Health & Ageing and the Australian Research Council. He has been elected a Fellow of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (FCSANZ) American Heart Association (FAHA) and the European Society of Cardiology (FESC).

The main focus of his research has been on risk factor modification and symptom management. His PhD and his early post-doctoral work investigated interventions to improve symptoms and improve self-management. Prof Newton is now leading a team investigating the impact of frailty on people with chronic heart failure as well as people referred for solid organ transplantation. He is a senior investigator of the Heart Failure Snapshot study, the largest point prevalence study of acute heart failure and investigation of clinical variation across institutions in Australia.

 

 

Vice-President

Vacant Position

 

 

Secretary

Vacant Position

 

 

 

 

Treasurer

Jeroen Hendriks RN, PhD, FESC, FCSANZ

RN, PhD, FESC, FCSANZ

Karen Jeroen Hendriks is an Academic Nurse and Health Scientist who received his PhD in 2013 at Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, the Netherlands. His doctoral studies focused on developing Integrated Care in terms of specialised Arial Fibrillation clinics and proving the role of specialised nurses to manage these clinics.

In 2015 he took up the Derek Frewin Lectureship at the Centre for Heart Rhythm Disorders, University of Adelaide and Royal Adelaide Hospital. His program of research focusses on integrated care management in atrial fibrillation and related cardiovascular disease, as well as preparing and redesigning practices for such an approach. He holds a Future Leader Fellowship from the Australian Heart Foundation.

Jeroen is the incoming President of ACRA SA/NT, and is Board Director and Treasurer of the Australasian Cardiovascular Nursing College (ACNC). He is the Past-President of the Dutch Society for Cardiovascular Nurses and the Past Communication Officer and board member of the Council for Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions (CCNAP) within the European Society of Cardiology.

He served on the Task Force Writing Committee to develop the 2016 European Society of Cardiology Guidelines for the management of Atrial Fibrillation, and on the Writing Committee to develop the 2018 Australian Clinical Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Atrial Fibrillation.

He is Editorial Board member of the European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, The International Journal of Care Coordination, and ICT@Health International.

 

Committee Member

Julee McDonagh
Sydney, Australia

Julee graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing in 2008 from Southern Cross University, and has since completed postgraduate course work study in Acute Care, and was awarded a Masters in Advanced Nursing in 2013 from the University of Technology Sydney. With nearly a decade of experience as a Registered Nurse, Julee has specialised in the field of cardiology, with a particular focus in caring for individuals with heart failure. She also has experience working in cardiothoracic intensive care and heart failure research and is currently completing a PhD focusing on the assessment of frailty in individuals with heart failure.

 

Julee McDonagh


Committee Member

James McVeigh
Sydney, Australia

CCCert, BHSc (Nurs) & Masters Clinical Nursing
Authorised Nurse Practitioner

James is originally from Belfast in Northern Ireland and immigrated to Australia in 1992. He settled in Sydney and has specialized in the field of cardiac nursing, working in a variety of positions in the clinical and academic arenas. 

In March 2003, he was authorized as a Nurse Practitioner (NP)- High dependency nursing (Coronary Care/Cardiology) and continues to enjoy the challenge of working in the heart failure service and establishing the role of the NP.

James is currently employed at the Prince of Wales hospital in Sydney, Australia. In his current role he is responsible for the coordination of the heart failure service that provides transitional care from the hospital to the home.

Jim McVeigh

Committee Member

Katrina Corones-Watkins

PAST ACNC PRESIDENTS

Past ACNC Presidents

Maria Sheehan

Maria Sheehan

2015-2017

Awarded Life Member, 2018

andy mclachlan

Andy McLachlan

2013-2015

 

Ross Proctor

Ross Proctor

2011 - 2013

Awarded Life Member, 2018

Patricia Davidson

Patricia Davidson

2009-2011

Awarded Life Member, 2015

Simon-Stewart

Simon Stewart

2007-2009

Awarded Life Member, 2014