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Professor Chris Reid

Christopher Reid is a cardiovascular epidemiologist and clinical trials with appointments as Research Professor in the School of Public Health at Curtin University in Perth and as Director of the Monash Centre of Cardiovascular Research and Education in Therapeutics in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University in Melbourne.  

Professor Reid has over 25 years’ experience in design, management, conduct, analysis and reporting of clinical outcome investigations and trials in both primary care and tertiary settings.  He holds a National Health and Medical Research Council Senior Research Fellowship in addition to being a Chief Investigator on a NHMRC Program Grant focusing on cardiovascular disease prevention.  His major research interests include clinical outcome registries, randomised controlled trials, and epidemiological cohort studies.  

He has established the Clinical Informatics and Data Management Unit in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine since joining Monash University in 2003. This Unit is a self-funded entity which has ISO accreditation in clinical information standards.

He has been Study Director for the 2nd Australian National Blood Pressure (ANBP2) Study and currently a Chief Investigator for the Aspirin in Reducing Events in the Elderly (ASPREE) Study, the Statins in Reducing Events in the elderly Trial and the Australian arms of the HOPE-3, REACH and CLARIFY Registries.  These roles have involved developing a strategy for the implementation of  large scale clinical outcome trials in general practice across Australia (ANBP2 was successfully completed in 2003 and ASPREE has been awarded US National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding and has recruited 19,000 participants into the trial, 16,500 in Australia). 

He is a Principal Investigator for the Victorian Cardiac Procedures Registry Project, the Melbourne Interventional Group (MIG) registry, and the ANZSCTS National Cardiac Surgical Registry. Professor Reid has over 280 peer reviewed publications, many of which are in leading journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, and British Medical Journal (BMJ).  He has been invited to give over 20 international presentations and over 40 invited presentations nationally.  Professor Reid is a Fellow of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand and the European Society of Cardiology and the High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia (HPBRCA).  He was an Executive Member (Treasurer) of the HBPRCA for two terms. He was awarded a Certificate of Recognition in 2003 by the National Heart Foundation of Australia. He participates as a WHO consultant for prevention of cardiovascular disease in Mongolia, Vietnam and the West Pacific region.