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Research Biography

Rob is Director of the Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery Quality and Outcomes Unit and & SALHN Perfusion at Flinders Medical Centre. Rob has worked locally, nationalyl and internationally to achieve better outcomes for patients undergoing cardiac surgery. Rob's dedicated work and that of his department has been recognised both nationally and internationally.

Research Interests

Blood Management
Cardiac and Thoracic surgery
Cardiovascular Perfusion
Clinical Practice and Improvement
Data Management
Guideline Establishment and Adherence
Mood and Cardiac Surgery
Neurocognitive effects of Cardiac Surgery
Pharmacological Interventions
Postoperative Outcomes
Quality of Life Outcomes

Research Expertise

Cardiac Perfusion, Cardiac Surgery, Registry, Outcomes Research, Multinational and National Randomised controlled trials

Supervised Students Successes

  • Jan 2013 Phil Tully - NHMRC Postgraduate Fellowship
  • Jun 2011 Phil Tully - Frank Dalziel Prize for Best Thesis in Psychology

Completed Supervisions

Principal Supervisions:
  • emboli, neuropsychology, cardiac surgery (1)
  • neuropsychology, cardiac surgery, mood (1)
Associate Supervisions:
  • Acute kidney injury, micro RNA, biomarkers, cardiac surgery - Associate (1)
  • Cardiac surgery (1)
  • ischemic preconditioning, cardioplegia, cardiac surgery (1)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging, cardiac surgery, aortic valve replacement, Percutaneous aortic valve replacement (1)
  • neuropsychology, cardiac surgery, mood, coronary graft surgery (1)


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Supervisory Interests

  • Cardiovascular and internal medicine
  • Healthcare, quality improvement
  • Quality control systems
  • Clinical care
  • Clinical decision making and case based reasoning
  • Cardiac disease
  • Health service, public policy, equity and access
  • Neurological rehabilitation
  • Clinical pathways for co-morbid depression
  • Rehabilitation
  • Pharmacological interventions on cardiovascular function


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