Tom Briffa

Associate Professor, PhD Syd.

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

    6009 Perth


  • 1545 Citations
  • 22 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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Projects 2008 2022

Research Output 2008 2018

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 Citations
Western Australia
Atrial Fibrillation
Confidence Intervals
Catheter Ablation
Heart Failure
Drug Therapy
Renin-Angiotensin System
Cause of Death
1 Citations

Improving patient adherence to secondary prevention medications 6 months after an acute coronary syndrome: observational cohort study

for the CONCORDANCE Investigators, 1 May 2018, In : Internal Medicine Journal. 48, 5, p. 541-549 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Acute Coronary Syndrome
Patient Compliance
Secondary Prevention
Observational Studies
Cohort Studies
5 Citations

National Heart Foundation of Australia and Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand: Guidelines for the Prevention, Detection, and Management of Heart Failure in Australia 2018

NHFA CSANZ Heart Failure Guidelines Working Group, 1 Oct 2018, In : Heart Lung and Circulation. 27, 10, p. 1123-1208 86 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

Open Access