Wendy Keech


  • 163 Citations
  • 4 h-Index

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Public Profile

Wendy commenced as CEO at Health Translation SA (previously the SA Academic Health Science and Translation Centre) in February 2018.  Prior to this she spent 4 years in the Aboriginal Research Unit at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) where she was the Executive Officer of the SA Aboriginal Chronic Disease Consortium and Senior Research Translation Manager working on a range of state and national research projects. In 2014 she moved to SAHMRI from the Heart Foundation where she had been Director of Cardiovascular Health for 11 years.  Through her career she has had significant experience in developing, implementing and evaluating evidence based programs and working between research, policy and program delivery.  She has a strong background in strategic planning, prevention, public health, heart disease, physical activity, tobacco control and nutrition.


  • impact
  • Research translation
  • cardiac
  • Public health

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Research Output

The Impact of Cardiac Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention Programs on 12-Month Clinical Outcomes: A Linked Data Analysis

Astley, C. M., Chew, D., Keech, W., Nicholls, S., Beltrame, J., Horsfall, M., Tavella, R., Tirimacco, R. & Clark, R. A., 1 Mar 2020, In : Heart Lung and Circulation. 29, 3, p. 475-482 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Citations (Scopus)

Sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) consumption, correlates and interventions among Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities: A scoping review

Wright, K., Dono, J., Brownbill, A., Nee Gibson, O., Bowden, J., Wycherley, T. P., Keech, W., O'Dea, K., Roder, D., Avery, J. C. & Miller, C., 1 Feb 2019, In : BMJ Open. 9, 2, e023630.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
2 Citations (Scopus)

'We get so task orientated at times that we forget the people': Staff communication experiences when caring for Aboriginal cardiac patients

Kelly, J., Dowling, A., McBride, K., Keech, W. & Brown, A., 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Australian Health Review. 44, 1, p. 1-6 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)