Helena Viola

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  • The University of Western Australia (M311), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

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Dr Helena Viola is a cardiovascular biochemist at the University of Western Australia (UWA) with a 16-year track record in translatable cardiovascular research. She completed her PhD at UWA in 2010 (Distinction, top-ranked university-wide). Throughout her career, Dr Viola has won competitive funding to support her research from the Heart Foundation, NHMRC and Raine Medical Research Foundation. She currently holds a Heart Foundation Future Leader Research Fellowship. Her research explores the underlying mechanisms involved in the progression of familial cardiomyopathies, in view of the development of preventative therapies. Dr Viola’s work has been published in top-tiered journals including Science Advances, ACS Nano, Circulation Research, and PNAS. She has also presented several invited talks at international and national conferences, including ISHR World Congresses / Australasian Section meetings, and Gordon Research Conferences. She has been awarded 30 awards/prizes for research excellence.

Dr Viola is a strong advocate for the development of early career investigator (ECI) research careers. She has held several positions to this effect, including as an ECI Representative and Organising Committee Member for the ISHR World Congress and Australasian Section, and UWA ECI Advisory Group Member. She was a founding member of the Australian Cardiovascular Alliance Emerging Leaders Committee, and the Western Australian Cardiovascular Research Alliance (WACRA, EMCI representative). She is also a Research Integrity Advisor at UWA, and participates on several review panels (Heart Foundation, NHMRC, Heart Lung Circulation, Journal of Physiology, Frontiers Cell and Developmental Biology) and editorial boards (Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

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