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Tom Briffa

Assoc/Prof Tom Briffa

Associate Professor
Population and Public Health

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Population and Public Health
The University of Western Australia (M431)
35 Stirling Highway
+61 8 6488 1292
+61 8 6488 1188
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PhD Syd.
Dr Tom Briffa is an allied health practitioner and advocate who has devoted some 25 years to examining trends and models of care in cardiovascular disease treatment and management in Australia. His research targets the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease and its translation into practice. He works with a network of dynamic health professionals globally from his base at the University of Western Australia. He was a founding member of state, national and international associations for cardiac rehabilitation and has held a variety of honorary positions with the peak health agencies.
Briffa TG, Nedkoff LJ, Knuiman M, Norman P, Hung J, Hankey G, Thompson P, Geelhoed E, Hickling S, Sanfilippo FM, Bremner A, Hobbs MST. Downward trend in the prevalence of hospitalisation for atherothrombotic disease. Int J Cardiol. (2011), doi:10.1016/j.ijcard.2011.06.122

Briffa TG, Hobbs MST, Tonkin A, Sanfilippo FM, Hickling S, Ridout SC, Knuiman M. Population trends of recurrent coronary heart disease event rates remain high. Circ Cardiovas Qual Outcome. 2011; 4(1):107-13.
Briffa TG, Nedkoff L, Peeters A, Tonkin A, Hung J. Ridout SC, Knuiman M. Discordant age and sex-specific trends in the incidence of a first coronary heart disease event in Western Australia from 1996 to 2007. Heart January 6, 2011. doi: 10.1136/hrt.2010.210138

Briffa T Hickling S, Knuiman M, Hobbs M, Hung J, Sanfilippo F, Jamrozik K, Thompson P. Evidence based acute myocardial infarction treatment and revascularization with long-term follow-up: Perth MONICA Cohort, 1984-1993. BMJ 2009; 338:b36.

Briffa TG, Eckermann SD, Griffiths AD, Harris PJ, Heath MR, Freedman SB, Donaldson LT, Briffa NK, Keech AC. Cost-effectiveness of rehabilitation after an acute coronary event: a randomised controlled trial. Med J Aust. 2005;83(9):450-5.
Roles, responsibilities and expertise
Head, Cardiovascular Research Group
Funding received
2012-2014Hung J, Briffa T, Chew D, Knuiman M, Eikelboom, McQuillan B. The burden of atrial fibrillation. NHMRC Project grant$384,637

2011-13Sanfilippo F, Rankin J, Geelhoed E, Nguyen M, Newman M, Cutlip D, Knuiman M, Briffa T, Hobbs M. Evaluation of long-term clinical and health service outcomes following coronary artery revascularisation in Western Australia: future implications. NHMRC Project Grant #1011995:$617,589

2009-11Knuiman M, Briffa T, Norman P, Hung J, Geelheod L, Thompson PL. The real and changing atherothrombotic disease burden and secondary prevention. NHMRC Project Grant #572558;$487,500

Thompson S, Hobbs M, Sanfilippo F, Thompson P, Eades F, Briffa T. Management of coronary heart disease in the Indigenous population in Western Australia: from information to action. NHMRC Project Grant #479222; $960,000
Research profile
Research profile and publications

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