Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Medicine
The Centre for Heart Rhythm Disorders (CHRD) offers exciting postgraduate research opportunities in the area of cardiovascular disease. The PhD in Medicine program involves two to four years of research for a full time candidate or the equivalent in half time candidature. Candidates will develop the capacity to conduct research independently at a high level of originality and quality to make a significant original contribution to knowledge in the discipline.
Surgical Management of Atrial Fibrillation.
Jason Arya Varzaly
Specialised Integrated Atrial Fibrillation Clinics to Improve Patient Outcomes and Reduce Health Care Burden.
Methods of Mapping Complex Arrhythmia in Humans.
For information on how to apply, scholarships available and administrative matters related to Higher Degress by Research at The University of Adelaide, please contact Adelaide Graduate Centre.
Professor Prash Sanders Research interests: Atrial fribillation, cardiac electrophysiology, pacemaker implantation, cardiac defibrillator implantation, cardiac resynchronization.
Dr Kurt Roberts-Thomson Research interests: Electrophysiology, ventricular arrhythmias, ablation of ventricular tachycardia, mapping of ventricular arrhythmias.
Dr Jeroen Hendriks Research interests: Integrated care management for atrial fibrillation, nursing and allied health.
Dr Dennis Lau Research interests: Antiarrhythmic and anti-fibrotic upstream therapies, electrophysiological substrates for AF.
Dr Rajiv Mahajan Research interests: AF risk factors and interventions aimed at improving outcomes of patients with AF, in particular, reducing the burden of AF related stroke.
Associate Professor Glenn Young Research interests: Optimal sites for cardiac pacing, pacemakers in an MRI field, LAA closure to prevent stroke.
- PhD Theses
Christopher Wong Obesity and atrial fibrillation: arrhythmogenic effects of generalised and localised adiposity. 2015 Rajiv Mahajan Obesity and atrial fibrillation. 2014 Geetanjali Rangnekar The characterisation of risk factors, substrate and management strategies for atrial fibrillation. 2014 Shivshankar Thanigaimani Atrial reverse remodeling in hypertensive substrate. 2014 Carlee Schultz Thrombogenesis in substrates for atrial fibrillation. 2014 Nicholas Sjoberg The modification of heart rate variability in normal, overweight and type 2 diabetic individuals. 2013 Hany Dimitri Acute and chronic atrial remodeling in obstructive sleep apnoea : implications for atrial fibrillation. 2012 Payman Molaee Assessment of left atrial structure and function in the setting of atrial fibrillation using cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. 2012 Darryl Leong The role of myocardial fibrosis and ventricular mechanical dyssynchrony in the pathogenesis and treatment of contractile myocardial dysfunction. 2011 Angelo Carbone The effects of omega-3 fatty acids in an ovine model of anthracycline-induced non-ischaemic cardiomyopathy. 2011 Dennis Lau Substrate for atrial fibrillation in cardiomyopathies. 2010 Cynthia Piantadosi Effects of obesity and diet induced weight loss on cardiovascular risk factors, vascular and ventricular structure and function, prostate symptoms and sexual function in obese men.. 2009 Martin Stiles Characterisation of the substrate of atrial fibrillation and flutter. 2009 Daniel Ninio An examination of the role of atrial stretch in the genesis of atrial fibrillation and the antiarrhythmic effects of dietary fish oil. 2009 Bobby John Electrical remodelling of the atria and pulmonary veins due to stretch in rheumatic mitral stenosis. 2008 Kelly Douglas Mechanoelectric feedback in the mammalian heart. 2008 Haipeng Zhu The expression and function of stretch-activated 2P-4TMD K⁺ channels in the heart. 2006
- PhD Activities
The CHRD has a vibrant research culture where our PhD program and activities are aimed at creating student experiences that are socially enriching in a supportive learning community. Regular PhD activities includes:
- The Journal Club - to share and discuss recent articles in academic literature
- ECG Tutorial - an interactive session for students to develop the necessary high level of ‘ECG literacy'
- Electrophysiology Research Meeting - a safe space for students to present and be critically evaluated on the progress of their research by fellow students, researchers and experts.