Professor Julie Redfern is a clinical and public health researcher and a practicing physiotherapist and holds a PhD, BAppSc (Physio Hons 1) and BSc. She is Deputy Director of Westmead Applied Research Centre and Academic Leader (Researcher Development) in the Faculty of Medicine and Health, Sydney University. She is also a Professorial Fellow at the George Institute and Co-Chair of the Exercise, Prevention and Rehab Council of Cardiac Society of Australia and NZ (CSANZ). Prior to 2017 she was a Deputy Postgraduate Co-ordinator for Sydney Medical School and in August 2015 she concluded a 6 year term on the CSANZ Board and as Chair of the Allied Health Council. She has over 140 published manuscripts (85 in the past 5 years) and 4 book chapters and has been a chief investigator on competitive research grants totalling over $AUS20M in the past 5 years. In 2015, Professor Redfern was selected by the World Heart Federation to represent Australia as an ‘Emerging Leader’ and she has received international speaker invitations to the USA, Ireland, China and New Zealand. She is a recognised as an international leader in the area of cardiovascular disease secondary prevention and manages an extensive research program.