Translational Vascular Function Research Collaborative
The Translational Vascular Function Research Collaborative’s objective is to improve the health outcomes for patients with coronary heart and peripheral artery disease.
Our current research undertakes basic, clinical and epidemiological studies into cardiovascular disorders, approaches that can be applied to other vascular disorders.
We conduct interdisciplinary research using a collaborative approach and directly integrate our results into clinical practice, so we can see the impact on patients’ lives. This involves a combination of different types of research, including:
- Integrated laboratory and clinical research, or ‘bench to bedside’ research, which sees discoveries generated in the laboratory and then developed through clinical trials.
- Exploring ways of applying evidence-based medicine, recommendations or guidelines to clinical practice in order to yield knowledge about real world settings.
Our team consists of both physicians and medical scientists located at the Basil Hetzel Institute, University of Adelaide Medical School, and various teaching hospitals. The integrative nature of the group ensures that our innovative research is translated from bench to bedside to health outcome—as well as the reverse.
Professor John Beltrame
Professor John Beltrame is the Head of the Discipline of Medicine at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital. He has an international reputation as an academic cardiologist with active research, clinical and teaching roles. His expertise focuses on coronary vascular disorders. His collaborations span from local hospitals and institutions, to the United States, Holland, Italy and Japan.
Molecular Physiology of Vascular Research Function Research team Role Dr Rosanna Tavella Researcher Dr David Wilson Researcher Dr Peter Zalewski Researcher Rachel Jakobczak Research support Clinical Physiology of Vascular Function Research Group Research team Role Associate Professor Margaret Arstall Researcher Dr David DiFiore Researcher Dr Abdul Sheikh Researcher Dr Rosanna Tavella Researcher Dr Sivabaskari Pasupathy Researcher Associate Professor Matthew Worthley Researcher Associate Professor Chris Zeitz Researcher Rachel Jakobczak Research support South Australian Cardiovascular Outcomes Registry (SACOR) Research team Role Associate Professor Margaret Arstall Researcher Dr Prue Cowled Researcher Dr Joe Dawson Researcher Professor Robert Fitridge Researcher Dr Rosanna Tavella Researcher Dr Sivabaskari Pasupathy Researcher Associate Professor Matthew Worthley Researcher Associate Professor Chris Zeitz Researcher Tracy Air Research support Alexandra Burdakova Research support Carly Cilento Research support Natasa Damjanic Research support Rachel Jakobczak Research support Ellen Kessling Research support Clementine Labrosciano Research support Austin Milton Research support Ellen Rees Research support Laura Simeone Research support Sophia Tan Research support Corrado Tavella Research support Melanie Wittwer Research support Lynda Tully Research support Jing Wu Research support
- SA Health
- Coronary Vasomotor Disorders International Study Group (COVADIS)
- International Consortium for Health Outcome Measurement (ICHOM)
- National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR) - USA
- Asia Pacific Evaluation of Cardiovascular Therapies (ASPECT)
- Mid America Heart Institute (MAHI) - USA
Related areas of research
We offer exciting opportunities for researchers at the honours, masters and PhD levels. Our research degrees are open to students from a broad range of backgrounds, and range from basic sciences to clinical research. If you are interested in human health, consider furthering your research career with us.