Tom Briffa

Associate Professor, PhD Syd.

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

    6009 Perth


  • 1979 Citations
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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

A Randomized Trial of a 1-Hour Troponin T Protocol in Suspected Acute Coronary Syndromes: The Rapid Assessment of Possible Acute Coronary Syndrome in the Emergency Department With High-Sensitivity Troponin T Study (RAPID-TnT)

Chew, D. P., Lambrakis, K., Blyth, A., Seshadri, A., Edmonds, M. J. R., Briffa, T., Cullen, L. A., Quinn, S., Karnon, J., Chuang, A., Nelson, A. J., Wright, D., Horsfall, M., Morton, E., French, J. K. & Papendick, C., 5 Nov 2019, In : Circulation. 140, 19, p. 1543-1556 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Troponin T
Acute Coronary Syndrome
Hospital Emergency Service
Myocardial Infarction
1 Citation (Scopus)

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)

Evaluating recruitment strategies for AUSPICE, a large Australian community-based randomised controlled trial

Peel, R., Ren, S., Hure, A., Evans, T. J., D'Este, C. A., Abhayaratna, W. P., Tonkin, A. M., Hopper, I., Thrift, A. G., Levi, C. R., Sturm, J., Durrheim, D., Hung, J., Briffa, T. G., Chew, D. P., Anderson, P., Moon, L., McEvoy, M., Hansbro, P. M., Newby, D. A. & 1 othersAttia, J. R., 1 May 2019, In : Medical Journal of Australia. 210, 9, p. 409-415 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Randomized Controlled Trials
Social Media
Pneumococcal Vaccines
Ambulatory Care
2 Citations (Scopus)

Long-term persistence and adherence to blood pressure lowering agents among older Australians

Si, S., Ofori-Asenso, R., Briffa, T., Sanfilippo, F. M., Ilomaki, J., Qin, X. W., Tacey, M., Reid, C. M. & Liew, D., 19 Feb 2019, In : Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Blood Pressure
Angiotensin Receptor Antagonists
Calcium Channel Blockers
Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors

Nationally linked data to improve health services and policy

Briffa, T. G., Jorm, L., Jackson, R. T., Reid, C. & Chew, D. P., 1 Jan 2019, In : Medical Journal of Australia.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Projects 2003 2024