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Research Biography

Prof Robyn Clark is a senior clinician and mid-career researcher; she holds qualifications as a Registered Nurse, Registered Midwife and Critical Care Nurse, a Master's degree in Education and a PhD. Prof Clark has been a full-time researcher for the past 10 years.

Prof Clark is currently a Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellow, a Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing, Fellow of the American Heart Association and Life Member of the Australian College of Critical Care Nurses.

Prof Clark was the inaugural recipient of a National Institute of Clinical Studies (NICS-NHMRC) PhD scholarship supported by the National Heart Foundation for researching telemonitored heart failure management in rural and remote Australia She completed a NHMRC Australian Training Fellowship at the Queensland University of Technology in 2013 after which she commenced her appointment at Flinders University in as Prof of Acute Care and Cardiovascular Research.

Prof Clark currently holds adjunct appointments at the University of South Australia, Queensland University of Technology and the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI)


Research Interests

  • GIS (Geographic Information Systems)
  • Evidence Based Practice and Systematic reviews (Cochrane and JBI)
  • Translation of evidence into practice
  • Inequities in health care
  • Access to healthcare services
  • Strategies for self-care for vascular disease in Indigneous populations
  • Development of apps for teaching self-care to patients

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Research Output

Adherence to clinical practice guidelines for South Australian pregnant women with cardiac conditions between 2003 and 2013

Millington, S., Arstall, M., Dekker, G., Magarey, J. & Clark, R., 17 Mar 2020, In : PLoS One. 15, 3, e0230459.

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    Effectiveness of an Avatar application for teaching heart attack recognition and response: A pragmatic randomized control trial

    Tongpeth, J., Du, H., Barry, T. & Clark, R. A., 1 Jan 2020, In : Journal of Advanced Nursing. 76, 1, p. 297-311 15 p.

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Effectiveness of discharge education strategies versus usual care on clinical outcomes in acute coronary syndrome patients: a systematic review

    Kourbelis, C. M., Marin, T. S., Foote, J., Brown, A., Daniel, M., Coffee, N. T., Newman, P., Beks, H., Ganesan, A., Versace, V. L., Nicholls, S. & Clark, R. A., Feb 2020, In : JBI Evidence Synthesis. 18, 2, p. 309 331 p.

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  • Effectiveness of Wearable Trackers on Physical Activity in Healthy Adults: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

    Tang, M. S. S., Moore, K., McGavigan, A., Clark, R. A. & Ganesan, A. N., 22 Jul 2020, In : JMIR mHealth and uHealth. 8, 7, 13 p., e15576.

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    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Optimising Secondary Prevention and Cardiac Rehabilitation for Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Position Statement from the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ)

    Nicholls, S. J., Nelson, M., Astley, C., Briffa, T., Brown, A., Clark, R., Colquhoun, D., Gallagher, R., Hare, D. L., Inglis, S., Jelinek, M., O'Neil, A., Tirimacco, R., Vale, M. & Redfern, J., Jul 2020, In : Heart Lung and Circulation. 29, 7, p. e99-e104 6 p.

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  • 4 Citations (Scopus)