Professor Steve Nicholls is the inaugural Director of the Victorian Heart Institute and a Professor of Cardiology at Monash University. He is the Director (clinical) at MonashHeart and will be the inaugural Clinical Director of the Victorian Heart Hospital when it opens in late 2022.
Steve is a preventive cardiologist. His clinical interest is focused on identifying those at risk of heart disease earlier, and more effectively, and preventing catastrophic cardiovascular events from occurring. He is committed to solutions which improve equity across risk and management, focusing on women’s heart health and other under-served populations.
Steve’s work spans the translational spectrum from the lab bench to the bedside, with a focus on understanding the factors that promote plaque formation, novel vascular imaging and leadership of large-scale clinical trials of new therapies designed to reduce the risk of heart disease. He is also the incoming President of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ).
My goal is to bring together laboratory-based scientists, clinical researchers and clinical trialists to develop translational research programs that will significantly improve our ability to tackle the major challenges of heart disease.
Learn more about Steve's research here.
Our operational leadership team
Dr Hannah Brown
Science Strategy and Operations Manager
Hannah trained and worked as a research academic prior to finding her passion at the interface between science and society. Her role at the VHI is to drive operational activities, and to deliver strategic scientific initiatives across all areas of the institute.
Learn more about Hannah here.
Commercial Clinical Trials Manager
Julie has more than two decades of experience working in the Clinical Research sphere. Managing many of the clinical trial activities at the VHI, her role will be to build upon existing relationships to attract and manage new Clinical Trial and commercial opportunities, and to establish new relationships with potential trial partners.
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Senior Project Officer (Education)
Georgia has managed a range of different projects in the cardiovascular research and education sphere. Georgia’s role at the VHI is to manage and implement a range of educational initiatives within the cardiovascular arena and beyond. Fostering new and existing collaborations will be at the forefront of her role to facilitate a portfolio of innovative programs that contribute to the clinical and research workforce of the future.
Learn more about Georgia here.
Visibility, Engagement and Impact Manager
With a background in business, communication and design, Eliza is equal parts creative and calculated. She is passionate about creating strategic communication solutions that deliver a social good, working across the research and not-for-profit sectors. Eliza's role is to support the end-to-end delivery of visibility, engagement and impact activities at the institute.
Learn more about Eliza here.