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.
Head, Cardiovascular Research Group
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