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Rebecca Perry

Dr Rebecca Perry

Dr Perry is a Post-Doctoral Fellow of the National Heart Foundation based at Flinders University. She has been a cardiac sonographer for over 18 years and has been involved in research and advanced echocardiographic techniques for the past 12 years. She has extensive experience in advanced echocardiographic techniques such as strain and 3D echocardiography. She completed her PhD in 2013 and has presented extensively both nationally and internationally as an abstract presenter, invited speaker and member of faculty. She has published abstracts, manuscripts and a book chapter on topics such as dyssynchrony, coronary vasomotion, speckle tracking, strain and 3-D echocardiography.



Ranjit Shah

Dr Ranjit Shah

Dr Shah completed his Basic Physician Training from The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in 2011 and was awarded the Fellowship of The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) in 2014 after completing 3 years of Advanced Cardiology Training. He is a very active young cardiologist with a great interest in cardiac research. He is currently working on a PhD where he is investigating the use of cardiac MRI in understanding asymptomatic coronary artery disease in advanced renal failure patients. He is very hard working, extremely motivated and active in advocating cardiac magnetic resonance.







Rajiv Ananthakrishna

Dr Rajiv Ananthakrishna

Dr Ananthakrishna completed his physician training from the Christian Medical College, Vellore, India and Cardiology training from Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research, Bangalore, India. He completed a Research and Clinical Fellowship training in Cardiology at National University of Singapore. In addition, he has been inducted as a Fellow of the Indian College of Cardiology (FICC) and the Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention (FSCAI). Currently, he is pursuing a Clinical Fellowship in Cardiac MRI at Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, Australia. He has published and presented papers at various national and international forums. His areas of clinical and research interests include Cardiac imaging, Heart failure and Acute Coronary Syndrome. Dr Rajiv’s purpose is to utilize CMR for better understanding of various cardiac pathologies, which can be applied in clinical practice to guide patient management.



Madiha Saiedi

Madiha Saiedi

Madiha is a second-year PhD student at the College of Medicine and Public Health, Flinders University, under the supervision of Professor Joseph Selvanayagm and Dr Rebecca Perry. After completing a bachelor of biotechnology at the Flinders University, she commenced an honours position in Molecular and Neuroscience, investigating Type II diabetes, finishing the year by publishing in PLoS ONE Genetics. Among her formal education, Madiha also undertook two summer research positions after gaining competitive research scholarships. Her current role is now in clinical research, investigating Atypical Fabry Disease and its prevalence in the Australian cohort of cardiac patients with left ventricular hypertrophy. To date she has undertaken a screening study, which has helped to identify patients who would otherwise remain undiagnosed by current guidelines. Madiha’s PhD is centred around raising awareness in the community about rare genetic disorders to enhance future guidelines.






Jonathon Foote Jonathon Foote

Jon is the Core Lab Manager for CIR. He has been involved in clinical research for over 20 years in clinical, private and academic sectors and has experience in clinical trials as a clinician, clinical trials monitor and Research Manager.
He has also worked in roles in point of care laboratory management as well as IT, data and project management where he has developed clinical trial databases and integrated data capture systems.


Giulia Binda

Dr Giulia Binda

Dr Binda completed her physician training at the University of Piemonte Orientale in Novara. She completed an Echocardiography Fellowship at San Raffaele Hospital in Milan gaining experience in transthoracic echocardiography, 3D echocardiography, stress echocardiography and transoesophageal echocardiography. Dr Binda did her advanced training in Cardiology  and obtained her specialization Diploma in Cardiology from the University of Piemonte Orientale in Novara and was a consultant cardiologist at Multimedica Hospital in Milan and Affidea Clinic. She is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and member of EACVI. Her fields of research interest include strain analysis, 3D echocardiography, myocardial efficiency and transcatheter aortic valve replacement.