Melissa Middeldorp

Dr Melissa Middeldorp

Postdoctoral 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.


I have completed my PhD with a focus on risk factors for Atrial Fibrillation. In particular management of these risk factors through individualised, structured clinics. Additionally my research is focusing on the differences in outcomes between men and women with atrial fibrillation particularly outcomes, complications and treatment strategies.

Dr Middeldorp is a research scientist with a particular interest in:

1. Risk factors and the relationship with atrial fibrillation.

2. Gender differences in atrial fibrillation outcomes.

3. Ablation outcomes in patients with atrial fibrillation.

AVAILABLE PROJECTS FOR HONOURS/PHD STUDENTS

Below is a list of several projects available within our group. This list is not exhaustive and any prospective students should contact Dr Middeldorp in the first instance:

1. Atrial Fibrillation and Risk Factor Clinics.

Investigating the role of dedicated risk factor clinics to manage patients individual risk factors to improve symptoms, reversal of the disease process and outcomes in patients with atrial fibrillation.

2. Is There a Role that Gender Plays in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation.

There is much discrepancy in the role gender plays particularly regarding ablation outcomes. Currently we are running an ongoing registry of ablation patients to be able to distinguish if there is a difference and what particularly in the long term.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2021 - ongoing Postdoctoral Research Fellow Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
    2019 - 2021 Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of Adelaide
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2021 Fellowship AAUW International Postdoctoral Fellowship American Association of University Women United States
    2020 Award SA Science Excellence and Innovation PhD Excellence Award - Finalist Government of South Australian - Department for Skills and Innovation Australia
    2019 Scholarship European Society of Cardiology Educational Grant European Society of Cardiology France
    2019 Award Dean's Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence University of Adelaide Australia
    2018 Award Medical Staff Society Research Prize Royal Adelaide Hospital Australia
    2018 Award AHM Research Travel Award University of Adelaide Australia
    2017 Award Best Moderated Poster Award – AF Ablation outcomes and predictors ESC - European Society of Cardiology Congress Spain
    2017 Award EO Myers Trust Fund Travel Scholarship National Heart Foundation Australia
    2017 Scholarship National Health and Medical Research Council Postgraduate Scholarship NHMRC -National Health and Medical Research Council Australia
    2015 Scholarship Robert J. Craig Scholarship University of Adelaide Australia
    2013 Award Highest Scoring Abstract in Allied Health Heart Rhythm Society United States
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2019 University of Adelaide Australia PhD
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    2009 Certificate IV in Emergency Care SA Ambulance Service Australia
    2009 Certificate II in Emergency - Medical service first response SA Ambulance Service Australia
    2006 Certificate III in Business Administration Buisness SA Australia
  • Research Interests

  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2022 Co-Supervisor Outcome of Device-Detected Atrial High Rate Events and AF Ablation in a Developing Country. Master of Philosophy (Medical Science) Master Full Time Dr Suraya Hani Binti Kamsani
    2019 Co-Supervisor Efficacy of a Mobile Health App in Patients Undergoing Catheter Ablation for AF Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Catherine O'shea
    2019 Co-Supervisor Impact of cardiovascular risk factor control on atrial cardiomyopathy, incident atrial fibrillation and recurrent stroke in patients with embolic stroke of undetermined source Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Jean Jacques Noubiap Nzeale
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2020 - 2020 Principal Supervisor Population screening for atrial fibrillation and stroke risk using eHealth technology Universty of Adelaide MBBS Other Sharadi Wijesinghe
    2020 - 2020 Principal Supervisor Population screening for atrial fibrillation and stroke risk using eHealth technology Universty of Adelaide MBBS Other Phoebe Chao
    2020 - 2020 Principal Supervisor Population screening for atrial fibrillation and stroke risk using eHealth technology Universty of Adelaide MBBS Other Samiksha Mali
    2020 - 2020 Principal Supervisor Population screening for atrial fibrillation and stroke risk using eHealth technology Universty of Adelaide MBBS Other Xin Lee
    2019 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Impact of Lipids on AF Development University of Adelaide MBBS Other Tri Nguyen
    2019 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Impact of Lipids on AF developement University of Adelaide MBBS Other Gabriel Lapaglia
    2019 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Impact of Lipids on AF Development University of Adelaide MBBS Other Tanishq Mathur
    2019 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Impact of Lipids on AF Development University of Adelaide MBBS Other Thisun Gange
    2019 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Role of Yoga in Atrial Fibrillation University of Adelaide MBBS Other Ayra Perakath
    2019 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Role of Yoga and Atrial Fibrillation University of Adelaide MBBS Other Elena Te
    2019 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Role of Yoga and Atrial Fibrillation University of Adelaide MBBS Other Meg Schulz
    2019 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Role of Yoga and Atrial Fibrillation University of Adelaide MBBS Other Shyanne Premnath
  • Mentoring

    Date Topic Location Name
    2021 - 2021 Honours: Impact of intensive follow-up of cardiac implantable electronic devices via remote monitoring: a pilot study University of Adelaide Kyle Heath
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2019 - ongoing Member American Heart Association United States
    2018 - ongoing Member European Heart Rhythm Association France
    2017 - ongoing Member Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society Singapore
    2017 - ongoing Member European Society of Cardiology France
    2015 - ongoing Member Heart Rhythm Society United States
  • Review, Assessment, Editorial and Advice

    Date Title Type Institution Country
    2021 - ongoing Abstract Grading: Annual Scientific of the Heart Rhythm Society 2021 Peer Review Heart Rhythm Society
    2020 - ongoing Clinical Medicine Insights: Cardiology Journal Review Clinical Medicine Insights: Cardiology
    2020 - ongoing PLOS ONE Journal Review PLOS ONE
    2020 - ongoing European Heart Journal Journal Review European Heart Journal
    2020 - ongoing The American Journal of Cardiology Journal Review The American Journal of Cardiology
    2020 - ongoing International Journal of Cardiology-Heart and Vasculature Journal Review International Journal of Cardiology-Heart and Vasculature
    2020 - ongoing Expert Review of Medical Devices Journal Review Expert Review of Medical Devices
    2020 - ongoing BMC Medicine Journal Review BMC Medicine
    2020 - ongoing Abstract Grading: Annual Scientific of the Heart Rhythm Society 2020 Peer Review Heart Rhythm Society
    2019 - ongoing Clinical Cardiology Journal Review Clinical Cardiology
    2019 - ongoing Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology Journal Review Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology United States
    2019 - ongoing Journal of the American College of Cardiology Peer Review American College of Cardiology United States
    2019 - ongoing The American Heart Journal Peer Review American Heart United States
    2019 - ongoing Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology Peer Review PACE United States
    2018 - ongoing Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology Peer Review ECAS United States
  • Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • Phone: 83139000
  • Email: melissa.middeldorp@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 83622273
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Royal Adelaide Hospital, floor 4
  • Org Unit: Medical Specialties

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