Christian Verdicchio

Dr Christian Verdicchio

Research Fellow

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Dr Verdicchio is an accredited exercise physiologist (AEP) and researcher with extensive clinical, research and teaching interests in exercise physiology, cardiovascular disease, cardiac arrhythmias, heart failure and sports cardiology. His research has focussed on assessing the benefits of exercise interventions in patients with complex cardiovascular disease and heart failure, and the physiological mechanisms promoting cardiac arrhythmias in endurance athletes. Dr Verdicchio completed his PhD in Medicine under the supervision of Prof Prash Sanders and was awarded Dean's Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence for his PhD titled 'Exercise in Atrial Fibrillation'.

Dr Verdicchio’s research has been accepted to present at the leading heart rhythm society, cardiology and exercise science conferences globally and nationally including the; Heart Rhythm Society, Asia-Pacific Heart Rhythm Society, European Heart Rhythm Society, European Society of Cardiology and Cardiac Society of Australia and NZ. He has been selected as a finalist in the Young Investigator Award category at the ESSA Research to Practice in 2018 and at the ESC EuroPrevent Conference in 2019, and recently selected as a finalise for the Early Career Researcher category at the ESSA Research to Practice conference in 2020 (now 2021).

Clinical exercise physiologist with a research focus in cardiopulmonary exercise testing and prescription of exercise in patients with atrial fibrillation, heart failure and cardiovascular disease. 

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2019 Research Fellow Centre for Heart Rhythm Disorders
    2015 - 2019 Exercise Physiologist Cardiovascular Centre - Centre for Heart Rhythm Disorders
    2014 - 2019 Sessional Tutor and Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2013 - 2016 Sessional Tutor and Demonstrator Univeristy of South Australia
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2019 Award Dean's Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence University of Adelaide Australia
    2019 Award ESC EuroPrevent Young Investigator Finalist European Society of Cardiology Portugal
    2018 Award Research to Practice Young Investigator Awards Finalist Exercise and Sports Science Australia Australia
    2016 Award Florey Post Grad Research Medical School Prize - Best Abstract 2016 University of Adelaide Australia
    2015 Scholarship School of Health Sciences Divisional Scholarship University of Adelaide Australia
    2012 Award University of South Australia Merit Award University of South Australia
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    Italian
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    University of South Australia Australia Bachelor Applied Science (Health & Human Movement)
    University of South Australia Australia Grad.Diploma (Clinical.Exercise.Science)
    University of South Australia Australia Bachelor Health Sciences (Honours)
    University of Adelaide Australia PhD (Medicine)
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    Accredited Exercise Physiologist - AEP Exercise and Sports Science Australia - ESSA
    Accredited Exercise Scientist - AES Exercise and Sports Science Australia - ESSA
  • Research Interests

University of Adelaide School of Health Sciences Divisional Scholarship 2015-2018

Heart Foundation of Australia EO Myers Trust Fund 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019

Lions Medical Research Foundation Travel Grant 2017 

European Society of Cardiology EHRA Travel Grant 2018

The Hospital Research Foundation Travel Grant 2019

University of Adelaide Dean's Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence 2019

I have taught or continue to teach the following courses;

Exercise Physiology,

Human Physiology,

Advanced Exercise Science,

Principles of Exercise Science

Nutrition and Metabolism
 


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