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WARC is comprised of pre-eminent researchers, scholars and clinicians who are committed to the centre’s mission of providing leadership and advice on digital health interventions.

The centre will also develop the capacity of clinicians in applied clinical research and provide advice on study design and operational services at Westmead.


Centre leadership
  • Professor Clara Chow, Director
  • Professor Julie Redfern, Deputy Director
  • Tara Czinner, Chief Operating Officer
  • Caroline Wu, Research Administration Manager
  • Dr Marina Ali, Clinical Trials Services Manager
  • Simone Marschner, Senior Biostatistician


Dr. Clara Chow

Prof Clara Chow profile image Dr. Clara Chow is Professor at Sydney Medical School, Westmead. She is Academic Director of the Westmead Applied Research Centre (WARC) and Program Director Community Based Cardiac Services and Cardiologist at Westmead hospital. She is appointed as the CPC (Charles Perkins Centre) Westmead Academic Co-director. Currently she is secretary of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand and Co-chair of the Secondary Prevention Alliance in Australia. She has a PhD from the University of Sydney, Australia in cardiovascular epidemiology and international public Health and a Postdoc from McMaster University, Canada in clinical trials and cardiac imaging. She is a NHMRC / National Heart Foundation Career Development Fellow and a Sydney Medical School Foundation Chapman Fellow. The main focus of her research is in simple and scalable approaches to cardiovascular disease prevention.


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