Jessica is a Heart Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow and Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the Centenary Institute and University of Sydney. Jessica’s PhD was awarded without emendation in November 2020. She also has a Master of Public Health, and Bachelor of Economics / Bachelor of Laws (Hons I) all from the University of Sydney. Jessica became a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC) in 2019.
Jessica’s research aims to improve the quality of cardiac screening programs to prevent sudden cardiac death (SCD) and catastrophic disability from stroke. Her focus is on two distinct programs: (1) screening athletes for conditions associated with SCD; and (2) screening people aged ≥65 years for unknown atrial fibrillation which, if untreated, can lead to fatal or disabling stroke. These projects have used novel eHealth tools and have made best practice recommendations to address legal, ethical and logistical responsibilities which arise at all stages of the process.