Dr Robyn Gallagher is Professor of Nursing at the University of Sydney where she leads a team researching secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease. Her focus includes contemporary health technology, cardiac rehabilitation, quality and cognitive impairment. Robyn has received national and international awards for her research and her student supervision. She is a Fellow of the American Heart Association, the European Society of Cardiology and the American Academy of Nursing. She has published more than 180 peer-reviewed papers and 16 book chapters. Robyn is Chair of the International Council of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation and immediate past President of the Australian Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation Association and Cardiovascular Nursing Council of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand, she is an Associate Editor of the European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing.