Adelaide Medical School
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor), but is currently at capacity - email supervisor to discuss availability.
Celine is a Postdoctoral Fellow as part of the team at the Australian Dysautonomia and Arrhythmia Research Collaborative, exploring ways in which outcomes can be improved in dysautonomias, with a particular focus on Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), and arrhythmias. Celine has extensive clinical and research experience as a specialist nurse with a particular interest in improving outcomes in chronic 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 completed her PhD in 2019, which focused on innovations in care delivery for Atrial Fibrillation. Recently she has focussed on research related to POTS and is currently undertaking a series of studies aiming to improve outcomes in this condition.
This list is not exhaustive. Prospective students should contact Celine to discuss other research opportunities.
Project 1: The lived experience of autonomic gastrointestinal dysfunction in teenagers
Description: Using phenomenological research this study will explore the experiences of Australian teenagers living with gastrointestinal autonomic dysfunction.
Projects available for: HDR students
Project 2: Hypermobility and POTS in pregnancy
Description: Observational study to identify hypermobility in early pregnancy and its association with autonomic dysfunction and birthing outcomes
Projects available for: HDR students
Project 3: The impact of dietary modification on symptom burden in POTS
Description: This study aims to evaluate the impact of various diets on outcomes in POTS
Projects available for: HDR students
Date Position Institution name 2022 - ongoing Clinical Nurse Consultant Integral Healthcare 2022 - ongoing Clinical Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide 2019 - 2022 Postdoctoral Fellow University of Adelaide 2018 - 2022 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 2019 Achievement Dean's Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence University of Adelaide Australia - 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 2022 Astley, C., Beleigoli, A., Tavella, R., Hendriks, J., Gallagher, C., Tirimacco, R., . . . Clark, R. A. (2022). Assessing the quality of cardiac rehabilitation programs by measuring adherence to the Australian quality indicators. In Proceedings of the ANCAP-EuroHeartCare Congress (2022), as published in European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing Vol. 21 (pp. i55-i56). Madrid and virtual online: Oxford University Press.
2021 Valls, C. A., Gallagher, C., Mont, L. L., Carro, E., Sanders, P., & Hendriks, J. M. (2021). Quality evaluation of patient educational resources for catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation. In EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR NURSING Vol. 20 (pp. 9-10). OXFORD UNIV PRESS.
2021 Valls, C. A., Hendriks, J. M., Sanders, P., Mont, L. L., & Gallagher, C. (2021). Assessing the impact of education in atrial fibrillation: A systematic review. In EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR NURSING Vol. 20 (pp. 8). OXFORD UNIV PRESS.
2021 Gallagher, C., Rowett, D., Nyfort-Hansen, K., Simmons, S., Bulto, L., Middeldorp, M. E., . . . Hendriks, J. M. (2021). Development and validation of a questionnaire to assess knowledge in patients with Atrial Fibrillation. In EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR NURSING Vol. 20 (pp. 7). OXFORD UNIV PRESS.
2021 Ariyaratnam, J. P., Mishima, R., Gallagher, C., Emami, M., Wong, C., Malik, V., . . . Sanders, P. (2021). Left Atrial Hemodynamics and Invasive Functional Testing to Characterize Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation. In CIRCULATION Vol. 144 (pp. 3 pages). LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS. 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. V., 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. E., Elliott, A. D., 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. H., Khokkar, K., Elliott, A. D., 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 2022 Elliott, A. D., Verdicchio, C., Mahajan, R., Middeldorp, M. E., Gallagher, C., Lau, D. H., & Sanders, P. (2022). Impact of Sex on Outcomes Following Aerobic Exercise Training in Patients With Symptomatic Atrial Fibrillation. Poster session presented at the meeting of CIRCULATION. Chicago, IL: LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS. 2022 Ariyaratnam, J. P., Mishima, R., McNamee, O. P., Kadhim, K. I., Emami, M., Lau, D., . . . Sanders, P. (2022). Evaluation of Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction in Patients With Symptomatic Atrial Fibrillation by Invasive Assessment of Left Atrial Compliance. Poster session presented at the meeting of CIRCULATION. Chicago, IL: LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS. 2020 Tu, S. J., Hanna-Rivero, N., Elliott, A. D., Clarke, N., Huang, S., Pitman, B. M., . . . Wong, C. X. (2020). Associations of Anemia With Stroke, Bleeding, and Mortality in Atrial Fibrillation: A Systematic Review and Meta-analyses. Poster session presented at the meeting of CIRCULATION. LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS.
2019 Kadhim, K., Elliott, A., Middeldorp, M., Hendriks, J., Gallagher, C., Mahajan, R., . . . Linz, D. (2019). MOODS: a novel risk score to identify patients with atrial fibrillation and sleep apnoea. Poster session presented at the meeting of EUROPEAN HEART JOURNAL. Paris, FRANCE: OXFORD UNIV PRESS. 2017 Hendriks, J. M. L., Gallagher, C., Mahajan, R., Elliott, A., Middeldorp, M. E., Lau, D., & Sanders, P. (2017). Integrated Care Management in Atrial Fibrillation is associated with improved outcomes - a systematic review and meta-analysis. Poster session presented at the meeting of INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INTEGRATED CARE. UBIQUITY PRESS LTD.
2016 Agbaedeng, T. A., Mahajan, R., Munawar, D. A., Elliott, A., Twomey, D. J., 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.
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2023 Co-Supervisor Assessing preconceptions, awareness and education accessibility afforded to medical and physiotherapy health professionals, concerning Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and the often-seen comorbidity of Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome(POTS). Master of Clinical Science Master Part Time Ms Pauline Maria Slater 2023 Co-Supervisor Investigating the efficacy of the haemokinetic manouver (HKM) on dysautonomia. The HKM is a novel exercise based rehabilitation that oscillates blood pressure variability, stimulates the baroreflex and may elicit central autonomic adaptation. Master of Clinical Science Master Part Time Mr Noah Mckenna 2021 Co-Supervisor Cardiometabolic, genetic and lifestyle risk factors for arrhythmias Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Samuel Jie Tu 2020 Co-Supervisor Atrial fibrillation and heart failure: interactions, mechanisms and optimizing management Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Jonathan Prashanth Ariyaratnam 2020 Co-Supervisor PREDICTive value of aggressive risk factor modification on the occurrence of major cardiovascular events in patients with embolic STROKE Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr John Leonard Fitzgerald 2020 Co-Supervisor Underlying Aetiologies in Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Marie-Claire Seeley
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
Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country 2020 - ongoing Associate Editor PeerJ PeerJ United States
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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