Dr Ruth Trevaks
BSc (Hons), PhD
Senior Study Manager ASPREE
Phone: +61 3 9076 6167
Ruth Trevaks completed her Bachelor of Science (Behavioural) degree at Monash University. She developed a keen interest in cardiovascular research during her Honours year in Monash University's Department of Pharmacology, graduating in 1998. She then continued her studies in this field, focussing on the interaction between angiotensin II receptor subtypes in modulating tone in the vasculature, and was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy in 2003. Ruth then undertook a post-doctoral research position at RMIT University's School of Medical Sciences, working with the Microvascular Biology Research Group, with the support of a National Heart Foundation Fellowship.
In January 2007, Ruth joined the Centre for Clinical Research Excellence within the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University. Ruth is currently the Senior Study Manager of ASPREE, the large-scale randomised clinical trial being conducted in general practice, which is looking at low-dose aspirin for the primary prevention of cardiovascular events in the elderly.