Tom Briffa

Associate Professor, PhD Syd.

  • The University of Western Australia (M431), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 1769 Citations
  • 23 h-Index
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Personal profile


Dr Tom Briffa is an allied health practitioner and advocate who has devoted some 25 years to examining trends and models of care in cardiovascular disease treatment and management in Australia. His research targets the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease and its translation into practice. He works with a network of dynamic health professionals globally from his base at the University of Western Australia. He was a founding member of state, national and international associations for cardiac rehabilitation and has held a variety of honorary positions with the peak health agencies.

Roles and responsibilities

Head, Cardiovascular Research Group

Funding overview

2012-2014 Hung J, Briffa T, Chew D, Knuiman M, Eikelboom, McQuillan B. The burden of atrial fibrillation. NHMRC Project grant $384,637

2011-13 Sanfilippo F, Rankin J, Geelhoed E, Nguyen M, Newman M, Cutlip D, Knuiman M, Briffa T, Hobbs M. Evaluation of long-term clinical and health service outcomes following coronary artery revascularisation in Western Australia: future implications. NHMRC Project Grant #1011995: $617,589

2009-11 Knuiman M, Briffa T, Norman P, Hung J, Geelheod L, Thompson PL. The real and changing atherothrombotic disease burden and secondary prevention. NHMRC Project Grant #572558; $487,500

Thompson S, Hobbs M, Sanfilippo F, Thompson P, Eades F, Briffa T. Management of coronary heart disease in the Indigenous population in Western Australia: from information to action. NHMRC Project Grant #479222; $960,000


  • Cardiovascular disease epidemiology and control
  • Health services research

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Research Output 2008 2019

Dispensing Patterns of Blood Pressure Lowering Agents in Older Australians From 2006 to 2016

Si, S., Ofori-Asenso, R., Briffa, T., Ilomaki, J., Sanfilippo, F., Reid, C. M. & Liew, D., 1 May 2019, In : Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 24, 3, p. 242-250 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Blood Pressure
Government Financing
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Federal Government
Angiotensin Receptor Antagonists
1 Citation (Scopus)

Telehealth interventions for the secondary prevention of coronary heart disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Jin, K., Khonsari, S., Gallagher, R., Gallagher, P., Clark, A. M., Freedman, B., Briffa, T., Bauman, A., Redfern, J. & Neubeck, L., 1 Apr 2019, In : European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 18, 4, p. 260-271 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Secondary Prevention
Coronary Disease
Confidence Intervals

The appropriateness of coronary investigation in myocardial injury and type 2 myocardial infarction (ACT-2): A randomized trial design

Lambrakis, K., French, J. K., Scott, I. A., Briffa, T., Brieger, D., Farkouh, M. E., White, H., Chuang, A. M-Y., Tiver, K., Quinn, S., Kaambwa, B., Horsfall, M., Morton, E. & Chew, D. P., Feb 2019, In : American Heart Journal. 208, p. 11-20 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Choice of Health Options in Prevention of Cardiovascular Events (CHOICE) Replication Study

Neubeck, L., Freedman, B., Lowres, N., Hyun, K., Orchard, J., Briffa, T., Bauman, A., Rogers, K. & Redfern, J., 1 Dec 2018, In : Heart Lung and Circulation. 27, 12, p. 1406-1414 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Acute Coronary Syndrome
Urban Hospitals
Risk Reduction Behavior
1 Citation (Scopus)
Western Australia
Atrial Fibrillation
Confidence Intervals
Catheter Ablation

Projects 2008 2022