Prof Clara Chow

Westmead Applied Research Centre, University of Sydney, NSW

Professor Clara Chow is the Academic Director of the Westmead Applied Research Centre (WARC), Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney. She is a cardiologist and Clinical Lead of Community Based Cardiac Services at Westmead Hospital and is also a member of the Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) Governing Board, Sydney, Australia.  Professor Chow is Director of the Australian Stroke and Heart Accelerator (ASHRA) and was honoured with a Telstra Brilliant Woman in Digital Health Award in 2022. In 2023 she became an Honour of Australia recipient as well as a Fellow of the AAHMS. She holds an honorary appointment as the Charles Perkins Centre Westmead Academic Co-director and is past president of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand. Professor Chow’s research focuses on the prevention of cardiovascular disease, innovation in the delivery of cardiovascular care and the evaluation of digital health interventions. She has expertise in the design, delivery and implementation of clinical trials. Her PhD from the University of Sydney, Australia was in cardiovascular epidemiology and international public Health and her Postdoc from McMaster University, Canada in clinical trials and cardiac imaging. She has over 250 publications including papers in internationally leading medical journals NEJM, JAMA and Lancet. She is supported by a NHMRC Investigator grant.