Jessica Orchard, MPH, PHD

Professional Bio:

Jessica is a Senior Research Fellow and NHMRC Emerging Leader Fellow at the School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, the University of Sydney. She has held continuous National Heart Foundation and NHMRC Fellowships since finishing her PhD, including a Heart Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship (2021-22) and NHMRC Investigator Grant (2023-27). She is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport (JSAMS) Plus, an Associate Editor at the British Journal of Sports Medicine and a Cardiac Research Fellow at Cricket Australia. Jessica was selected for the World Heart Federation Emerging Leaders Program in 2023. Jessica’s PhD (University of Sydney) was awarded without emendation in November 2020, for which she received the Peter Bancroft Prize for Research. She also has a Master of Public Health, and Bachelor of Economics / Bachelor of Laws (Hons I) all from the University of Sydney. Jessica is Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC) and Fellow of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (FCSANZ). Jessica’s research aims to improve the quality of screening programs to prevent sudden cardiac death and catastrophic disability from stroke. She is currently leading an international, multidisciplinary team building an Australasian registry of athlete screening ECGs (the ARENA Project) with a focus on under-represented populations. She is also interested in digital health, implementation of novel eHealth tools, and legal and ethical issues in cardiac screening.

General Statement of Disclosure:

RESEARCH/RESEARCH GRANTS: Pfizer/BMS - Investigator initiated research grants to my institution (SIGNIFICANT)

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