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Dr Ruth Webster is a senior research fellow at The George Institute for Global Health. Recently, she presented the results of TGI's polypill studies, SPACE and TRIUMPH, at the World Cardiology Congress.

Connor Emdin is a DPhil student at The George Institute for Global Health at the University of Oxford. Although he completed his undergraduate degree in biochemistry, he has transitioned to cardiovascular epidemiology research for his DPhil.

Professor Linong JI, Chief Scientist of The George Institute for Global Health at Peking University Health Science Center, was featured in the latest issue of The Lancet (Volume 383, Issue 9933, Page 1961, 7 June 2014). 

Associate Professor Julie Redfern is the Head of the Public Health and Health Services Programme Cardiovascular Division at The George Institute for Global Health.  Her current work on secondary heart attack prevention aims to bolster clinical guidelines across Australia to prevent patients from returning with another heart event.  Here, she tells us what she does and why she enjoys working at The George Institute.

At the George Institute for Global Health, we know that investment in people is what brings about real change. It’s this view of capacity building that underpins The George Institute’s development strategy in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research, exemplified by the Statistical Division team when they took on Jared Field, a pure mathematics student at the University of Sydney.

Ashleigh Provest has been with The George Institute for Global Heath for a year as our Business Administration Trainee. Her role is to ensure that our researchers and employees are working in a well organised environment. She has undertaken a Certificate III in Business Administration, which has given her the skills to help the George Institute run smoothly. The recruitment company that placed Ashleigh at The George Institute will be submitting a nomination for her for NSW Trainee of the Year.

Amanda Hall is a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Research Fellow (Knowledge Translation Branch). Her fellowship research is being undertaken at The George Instittue for Global Health at the University of Oxford.

Dr Maoyi TIAN, research fellow at The George Institute for Global Health at Peking University Health Science Center, has successfully won the Northern Pacific Global Health Fellowship sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

What is your job and what does it involve?

I am currently a Research Fellow and the Global Database Manager for The George Institute's Food Policy Division. My main responsibility is the development, coordination and expansion of a global, branded-food composition database that tracks the nutritional content of processed foods. The global database is used to examine how branded-food composition databases can be used to monitor changes in the nutrient composition of processed and fast foods globally.

Dr Lisa Keay has been working at The George Institute for Global Health for seven years. Here, she talks about what motivates her.

 

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