About Associate Professor Julie Redfern

I have a passion for supporting behaviour change through patient-centred approaches. A focus of my work is mhealth and management and prevention of chronic disease.

I have been highly successful in securing competitive research funding – both project and people funding. To date, 100% of my postgraduate research students and postdoctoral fellows have attracted competitive scholarships and fellowships. I have expertise in clinical trials, implementation research and qualitative evaluation.

Julie Redfern is Associate Professor in Westmead Clinical School at the University of Sydney She is also a practicing physiotherapist, holds a NHMRC Career Development Fellowship, is co-Chair of the Exercise, Prevention and Rehabilitation Council of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand and an Executive Committee member of the ANZ Health Services Research Association. She serves on national and international committees, has been a NHMRC panel member on many occasions, has won prestigeous prizes, is an Editor for several journals, has been awarded over $100 million in peer reviewed grants and published over 120 peer reviewed manuscripts in high ranking journals. She has made > 50 presentations (35 invited) in the past 5 years at major international and national scientific conferences and participated in the World Heart Federation Emerging Leaders Program in Peru.

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Selected publications

1. Santo K*, Chow C, Singleton A, Rogers K, Thiagalingam A, Chalmers J, Redfern J. MEDication reminder APPs to improve medication adherence in Coronary Heart Disease (MedApp-CHD) Study: Results of a randomised controlled trial. Heart 2018 Online first DOI: 10.1136/heartjnl-2018-313479.
2. Partridge S, Redfern J. Strategies to Engage Adolescents in Digital Health Interventions for Obesity Prevention and Management. Healthcare 2018;6(3):70-80.
3. Santo K*, Hyun K, Redfern J, Hillis G, Chalmers J, Thiagalingam A, Chow C. The effects of lifestyle-focused text-messaging intervention on heart-healthy dietary patterns in patients with coronary heart disease: A sub-analysis of the TEXT ME study. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018;15:45. doi.org/10.1186/s12966-018-0677-1.
4. Coorey GM*, Neubeck L, Mulley J, Redfern J. Effectiveness, acceptability and usefulness of mobile applications for cardiovascular disease self-management: systematic review with meta-synthesis of quantitative and qualitative data. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology 2018;25(5):505-521. [3.606]
5. Chow CK, Thiagalingam A, Santo K, Kok C, Thakkar J, Stepien S, Billot L, Jan S, Joshi R, Hillis GS, Brieger D, Chew DP, Rådholm K, Atherton J, Bhindi R, Collins N, Coverdale S, Hamilton-Craig C, Kangaharan N, Maiorana A, McGrady M, Shetty P, Thompson P, Wates J, Rogers A, Redfern J. TEXT messages to improve MEDication adherence and Secondary prevention (TEXTMEDS) after acute coronary syndrome: a randomised clinical trial protocol. BMJ Open 2017;8:e019463-e019463. [IF 2.369]
6. Redfern J, Hyun K, Atkins E, Chow CK, Briffa T, Patel B, Zwar N, Usherwood T, Li Q, Patel A, Peiris D. Utilisation of Medicare-funded schemes for people with cardiovascular disease. Aust J Primary Health 2017;23(5):482-488. [IF 1.246]
7. Redfern J. Smart health and innovation: facilitating health-related behaviour change. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society 2017;76(3):328-332. [IF 4.421]
8. Richtering SS, Morris R, Soh S, Barker A, Bampi F, Neubeck L, Coorey G, Mulley J, Chalmers J, Usherwood T, Peiris D, Chow CK, Redfern J. Examination of an eHealth literacy scale and a health literacy scale in a population with moderate to high cardiovascular risk: Rasch analyses. PLoS ONE 2017;12(4): e0175372. [IF 3.234]
9. Redfern J, Santo K, Coorey G, Thakkar J, Hackett M, Thiagalingam A, Chow CK. Factors influencing engagement, perceived usefulness and behavioral mechanisms associated with a text message support program. PLoS ONE 2016:11(10):e0163929. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0163929. [IF 3.234]
10. Redfern J, Adedoyin RA, Ofori S, Anchala R, Vamadevan A, De Andrade L, Zelaya J, Kaur H, Balabanova D, Sani M. Physico-chemical equivalence of generic antihypertensive medicines (EQUIMEDS): protocol for a quality of medicines assessment. BMJ Global Health 2016;1:e000086. doi:10.1136/bmjgh-2016-000086.