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A roadmap of strategies to support cardiovascular researchers: from policy to practice


Chapman, N and Thomas, E and Tan, JTM and Inglis, SC and Wu, JHY and Climie, RE and Picone, DS and Blekkenhorst, L and Wise, SG and Mirabito Colafella, KM and Calkin, AC and Marques, FZ, A roadmap of strategies to support cardiovascular researchers: from policy to practice, Nature Reviews. Cardiology ISSN 1759-5002 (In Press) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1038/ s41569-022-00700-1


Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death worldwide. Consequently, cardiovascular research has never been more crucial, and cardiovascular researchers must be provided with a research environment that will enable them to perform at their highest level, maximizing their opportunities to work effectively with key stakeholders to address this global issue. At present, cardiovascular researchers face a range of challenges and barriers, including a decline in funding, job insecurity and a lack of diversity at senior leadership levels. Indeed, many cardiovascular researchers, particularly women, have considered leaving the sector, highlighting a crucial need to develop strategies to support and retain researchers working in the cardiovascular field. In this Roadmap article, we present solutions to problems relevant to cardiovascular researchers worldwide that are broadly classified across three key areas: capacity building, research funding, and fostering diversity and equity. This Roadmap provides opportunities for research institutions, as well as government and funding bodies, to implement changes from policy to practice, to address the most important factors restricting the career progression of cardiovascular researchers.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:cardiovascular research
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Cardiovascular medicine and haematology
Research Field:Cardiology (incl. cardiovascular diseases)
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Prevention of human diseases and conditions
UTAS Author:Chapman, N (Dr Niamh Chapman)
UTAS Author:Climie, RE (Dr Rachel Climie)
UTAS Author:Picone, DS (Dr Dean Picone)
ID Code:149542
Year Published:In Press
Funding Support:National Health and Medical Research Council (2009005)
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2022-04-04
Last Modified:2022-05-06

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