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Dr Lee Nedkoff

  • Research Fellow in Cardiovascular Epidemiology, the University of Western Australia

Dr Nedkoff has a clinical background as a physiotherapist, and postgraduate qualifications in business, public health and cardiovascular epidemiology. She completed her PhD on the epidemiology of diabetes in coronary heart disease patients in 2016, for which she was awarded the national PhD Excellence in Public Health award from the Council of Academic Public Health Institutions of Australasia. She is currently a NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow within the Cardiovascular Research Group in the School of Population and Global Health at UWA, and is the Theme Leader for Linked Data Studies within this research group.

Dr Nedkoff's post-doctoral work includes developing new methods for monitoring coronary heart disease (CHD) in Australia, international comparative analyses of heart disease, and national linked data studies of stroke and rheumatic heart disease in Aboriginal people. A focus across her research is to investigate differences in the burden, temporal trends and outcomes in cardiovascular disease in women, with a focus on improving utilisation of multiple linked data sources to achieve this aim.

Coronary heart disease research

What are you planning to do with your fellowship and how it will help your career?

I plan to use the fellowship funding to attend an international cardiology conference to disseminate my research findings regarding coronary heart disease burden in women. In addition, I will be visiting the University of Oxford in 2020 to work with epidemiologists in the Department of Population Health. The aim of the visit will be to progress international comparative studies investigating sex-specific determinants and trends in stroke and coronary heart disease.