• 524 Citations
  • 10 h-Index
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Carolyn is a registered nurse with a doctorate in public health and is currently Senior Project Coordinator, Academic and Health Science Translation Centre, SAHMRI and Associate Professor, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University. Her role with SAHMRI is to coordinate the cardiac rehabilitation priority of the SA Translation Centre. Her research interests include cardiovascular health systems research in acute coronary syndromes and secondary prevention. She is part of the SNAPSHOT ACS, HsTroponin, AGRIS and the Flinders University Acute cardiovascular care cardiac rehab research collaborations. She is chair of the SAHMRI Translation Centre Cardiac Rehab audit committee and is interested in implementation of evidence-based interventions to clinical practice.


Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Flinders University

Bachelor's Degree (Honours), Flinders University

Diploma, Sturt College of Advanced Education

External positions

Associate Professor, College of Nursing and Health Science, Flinders University

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Research Output 2006 2018

  • 524 Citations
  • 10 h-Index
  • 31 Article
  • 2 Poster
  • 1 Letter
  • 1 Review article

Expertise and infrastructure capacity impacts acute coronary syndrome outcomes

Astley, C. M., Ranasinghe, I., Brieger, D., Ellis, C. J., Redfern, J., Briffa, T., Aliprandi-Costa, B., Howell, T., Bloomer, S. G., Gamble, G., Driscoll, A., Hyun, K. K., Hammett, C. J. & Chew, D., 2018, In : Australian Health Review. 42, 3, p. 277-285 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Patient satisfaction with information at discharge. Discharge information

Franzon, J., Berry, N., Astley, CM., Tongpeth, J., Wonggam, P., Parajuli, D., Nicholls, S. J. & Clark, R. A., 2018, In : British Journal of Cardiac Nursing. 13, 4

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

Cardiac rehabilitation: Unraveling the complexity of referral and current models of delivery

Astley, C. M., Neubeck, L., Gallagher, R., Berry, N., Du, H., Hill, M. N. & Clark, R. A., 2017, In : Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 32, 3, p. 236-243 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)

Cost effectiveness of high-sensitivity troponin compared to conventional troponin among patients presenting with undifferentiated chest pain: A trial based analysis

Kaambwa, B., Ratcliffe, J., Horsfall, M., Astley, C., Karnon, J., Coates, P., Arstall, M., Zeitz, C., Worthley, M., Beltrame, J. & Chew, D. P., 1 Jul 2017, In : International Journal of Cardiology. 238, p. 144-150 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Doctor and nurse risk assessment accuracy in patients suspected of acute coronary syndrome in the emergency room.

Chapple, A., Chuang, A., Clark, R. A., Horsfall, M., Blyth, A., Chew, D. & Astley, CM., 2017.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster