Adelaide Medical School
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.
Celine is part of the team at the Centre for Heart Rhythm Disorders, exploring ways in which outcomes can be improved in common heart rhythm disorders such as atrial fibrillation (AF). Celine has extensive experience as a specialist Cardiology Nurse with a particular interest in improving outcomes in chronic cardiovascular conditions. She has worked in both Adelaide and London, UK and has held specialist Cardiology roles including the setting up and management of nurse led PCI clinics, set up and management of a specialist angina clinic, cardiac rehabilitation consultant, chest pain support nurse and management of a device support clinic for patients with ICDs. Celine joined the team at the Centre for Heart Rhythm Disorders in 2013 to undertake research related to atrial fibrillation. She completed her PhD in 2019, which focused on innovations in care delivery for AF, and is passionate about improving outcomes in this condition through the use of alternative models of care delivery.
This list is not exhaustive. Prospective students should contact Celine to discuss other research opportunities.
Project 1: A review of the inpatient and emergency department management of atrial fibrillation
Description: Observational study tracking health care resource utilisation in a contemporary cohort of individuals with AF. Study involves working with electronic health systems and databases.
Projects available for: HDR students
Project 2: Education in atrial fibrillation
Description: Study involving exploring the impact of targeted education in AF. Studies involve working directly with patients.
Projects available for: HDR students
Date Position Institution name 2019 Postdoctoral Fellow University of Adelaide 2018 Clinical Nurse Cardiovascular Centre 2013 - 2015 Cardiology Researcher University of Adelaide 2010 - 2014 Clinical Practice Consultant - Cardiac Rehabilitation Royal Adelaide Hospital 2008 - 2010 Registered Nurse Royal Adelaide Hospital 2006 - 2006 Instructor - School of Nursing Flinders University 2006 - 2008 Clinical Nurse Flinders Private Hospital 2003 - 2005 Cardiac Specialist Nurse St Mary's Hospital 2002 - 2003 Cardiology Research Nurse Royal Brompton Hospital 2000 - 2002 Registered Nurse Royal Brompton Hospital 1998 - 2000 Registered Nurse Nightingale Nursing Bureau Ltd 1997 - 1998 Registered Nurse Ashford Community Hospital
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2018 Award Best poster presentation South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute Australia — 2017 Award Best research paper presentation Australian Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation Association Australia — 2016 Award Northern Communities Health Foundation Award University of Adelaide Australia 750.00
Date Institution name Country Title 2015 - 2019 University of Adelaide Australia PhD 2000 - 2004 University of Brighton United Kingdom Master of Science 1994 - 1996 University of South Australia Australia Bachelor of Nursing
Date Title Institution Country 1999 - 2000 Postgraduate Certificate in Cardiac Nursing Thames Valley University United Kingdom
Year Citation 2019 Gallagher, C., Middeldorp, M., & Sanders, P. (2019). Weight and risk of incident atrial fibrillation—body mass index variability or body mass gain?. Mayo Clinic Proceedings, 94(2), 186-188.
2019 Rangnekar, G., Gallagher, C., Wong, G., Rocheleau, S., Brooks, A., Hendriks, J., . . . Lau, D. (2019). Oral Anticoagulation Therapy in Atrial Fibrillation Patients Managed in the Emergency Department Compared to Cardiology Outpatient: Opportunities for Improved Outcomes. Heart Lung and Circulation, 28(4), 43-46.
2019 Linz, D., Brooks, A., Elliott, A., Nalliah, C., Hendriks, J., Middeldorp, M., . . . Sanders, P. (2019). Variability of Sleep Apnea Severity and Risk of Atrial Fibrillation: The VARIOSA-AF Study. JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology, 5(6), 692-701.
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2019 Hendriks, J., Brooks, A., Rowett, D., Moss, J., Gallagher, C., Nyfort-Hansen, K., . . . Sanders, P. (2019). Home-based education and learning program for atrial fibrillation: rationale and design of the HELP-AF study. Canadian Journal of Cardiology, 35(7), 846-854.
2019 Middeldorp, M. E., Wong, C. X., Gallagher, C., Elliott, A. D., Lau, D. H., & Sanders, P. (2019). No time to weight: obesity through life and AF risk.. European heart journal.
2019 Hendriks, J. M., Tieleman, R. G., Vrijhoef, H. J., Wijtvliet, P., Gallagher, C., Prins, M. H., . . . Crijns, H. J. (2019). Integrated specialized atrial fibrillation clinics reduce all-cause mortality: post hoc analysis of a randomized clinical trial.. Europace : European pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac electrophysiology : journal of the working groups on cardiac pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac cellular electrophysiology of the European Society of Cardiology.
2019 Hendriks, J., Gallagher, C., Astley, C., Linz, D., & Gallagher, R. (2019). Cardiac rehabilitation services: A global perspective on performance and barriers. IJC Heart and Vasculature.
2019 Gallagher, C., Hendriks, J., Middeldorp, M., Elliott, A., Lau, D., & Sanders, P. (2019). Reducing the Burden of Atrial Fibrillation Cost: Is Integrated Care the Answer?. Canadian Journal of Cardiology, 35(9), 1094-1096.
2019 Gallagher, C., Hendriks, J., Giles, L., Karnon, J., Pham, C., Elliott, A., . . . Wong, C. (2019). Increasing trends in hospitalisations due to atrial fibrillation in Australia from 1993 to 2013. Heart, 55(10), 6 pages.
2019 Gallagher, C., Sanders, P., & Wong, C. (2019). Anticoagulation for Atrial Fibrillation in Cirrhosis of the Liver: Are Low-Dose Non-Vitamin K Oral Anticoagulants a Reasonable Alternative to Warfarin?. Journal of the American Heart Association, 8(5), e012102.
2018 Gallagher, C., Hendriks, J., Lau, D., & Sanders, P. (2018). Alcohol and atrial fibrillation. International Journal of Cardiology, 251, 56.
2018 Gallagher, C., Lau, D. H., & Sanders, P. (2018). Reducing risk of dementia in AF-is oral anticoagulation the key?. Mayo Clinic Proceedings, 93(2), 127-129.
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2018 Wells, R., Spurrier, A., Linz, D., Gallagher, C., Mahajan, R., Sanders, P., . . . Lau, D. (2018). Postural tachycardia syndrome: Current perspectives. Vascular Health and Risk Management, 14, 1-11.
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2018 Middeldorp, M., Pathak, R., Meredith, M., Mehta, A., Elliott, A., Mahajan, R., . . . Sanders, P. (2018). PREVEntion and regReSsive effect of weight-loss and risk factor modification on Atrial Fibrillation: the REVERSE-AF study. Europace, 20(12), 1929-1935.
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2018 Hendriks, J., Gallagher, C., Middeldorp, M., & Sanders, P. (2018). New approaches to detection of atrial fibrillation. Heart, 104(23), 1898-1899.
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2017 Hendriks, J., Gallagher, C., & Sanders, P. (2017). Ensuring adherence to therapy with anticoagulation in patients with atrial fibrillation. Heart, 103(17), 1308-1309.
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2017 Gallagher, C., Elliott, A., Wong, C., Rangnekar, G., Middeldorp, M., Mahajan, R., . . . Hendriks, J. (2017). Integrated care in atrial fibrillation: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Heart, 103(24), 1947-1953.
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2017 Wong, C., Gan, S., Lee, S., Gallagher, C., Kinnear, N., Lau, D., . . . Sanders, P. (2017). Atrial fibrillation and risk of hip fracture: a population-based analysis of 113,600 individuals. International Journal of Cardiology, 243, 229-232.
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2017 Gallagher, C., Hendriks, J., Elliott, A., Wong, C., Rangnekar, G., Middeldorp, M., . . . Sanders, P. (2017). Alcohol and incident atrial fibrillation – a systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Cardiology, 246, 46-52.
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2016 Gallagher, C., Hendriks, J., Mahajan, R., Middeldorp, M., Elliott, A., Pathak, R., . . . Lau, D. (2016). Lifestyle management to prevent and treat atrial fibrillation. Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy, 14(7), 799-809.
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Year Citation 2018 Elliott, A., Verdicchio, C., Gallagher, C., Linz, D., Mahajan, R., & Sanders, P. (2018). Myocardial Impairments Rather Than Rhythm Status Contributes to Exercise Intolerance in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation. In FASEB JOURNAL Vol. 32 (pp. 2 pages). Amer Assoc Anatomists, San Diego, CA: FEDERATION AMER SOC EXP BIOL. 2018 Elliott, A., Verdicchio, C., Linz, D., Stokes, M., Gallagher, C., Mahajan, R., . . . Sanders, P. (2018). Mechanisms contributing to exercise intolerance in patients with atrial fibrillation. In EUROPEAN HEART JOURNAL Vol. 39 (pp. 199). Munich, GERMANY: OXFORD UNIV PRESS. 2017 Middeldorp, M., Elliott, A., Gallagher, C., Hendricks, J., Munawar, A., Khokhar, K., . . . Sanders, P. (2017). The influence of gender on 1-year outcomes of patients undergoing primary AF ablation. In EUROPEAN HEART JOURNAL Vol. 38 (pp. 39). Barcelona, SPAIN: OXFORD UNIV PRESS. 2017 Mahajan, R., Lew, L., Koh, Y., Khokkar, K., Elliott, A., Gallagher, C., . . . Sanders, P. (2017). Cognitive impairment and dementia in atrial fibrillation: a meta-analysis. In EUROPEAN HEART JOURNAL Vol. 38 (pp. 984). OXFORD UNIV PRESS.
Year Citation 2016 Agbaedeng, T., Mahajan, R., Munawar, D., Elliott, A., Twomey, D., Kumar, S., . . . Sanders, P. (2016). Effects of epicardial fat and anterior fat pad removal on post-operative atrial fibrillation: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Poster session presented at the meeting of EUROPEAN HEART JOURNAL. Rome, ITALY: OXFORD UNIV PRESS.
Date Role Committee Institution Country 2019 - ongoing Vice-President Australian Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation Association - SA/NT Australian Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation Association Incorporated Australia 2016 - ongoing Board Member Australian Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation Association - SA/NT branch Australian Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation Association Australia
Date Role Membership Country 2014 - ongoing Member Heart Rhythm Society United States 2013 - ongoing Member Council for Cardiology and Allied Health Professionals, European Society of Cardiology Germany 2013 - ongoing Member European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, European Society of Cardiology France 2010 - 2013 Secretary Australian Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation Association Australia 2010 - ongoing Member Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand Australia
Review, Assessment, Editorial and Advice
Date Title Type Institution Country 2018 - ongoing Therapeutic Advances in Drug Safety Peer Review Therapeutic Advances in Drug Safety Journal — 2018 - ongoing Nutrition and Dietetics Peer Review Nutrition and Dietetics journal — 2018 - ongoing Peer J Peer Review Peer J journal United States 2018 - ongoing Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology Peer Review Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology — 2015 - ongoing European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing Peer Review European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing —
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