Our highly prized heart researcher

Cardiovascular ResearchNHMRC/National Heart Foundation early career fellow Dr Jodie Ingles just cannot seem to stop racking up awards for her work relating to how we care for people with genetic heart disease.

She has just been announced as the winner of the annual Rita and John Cornforth Medal (footnote) for the highest quality PhD across the entire University of Sydney and her contributions to the University and broader community.

Earlier, Jodie had won the  2011 Peter Bancroft Prize for a thesis which passed without amendment and is regularly invited to present talks on her work at conferences in Australia, Europe and the US.

Having spread the word on her research in Germany and Italy, Jodie is heading off this weekend to the American Heart Association’s Annual Scientific Meeting in Los Angeles.

Jodie’s work at Centenary Institute includes expansion of the Australian Genetic Heart Disease Registry, which she helped to establish with Professor Chris Semsarian, and of which she is the National Coordinator.


The Rita and John Cornforth Medal is named for Australia’s 1975 Nobel Prize-winning organic chemist and his research partner, and wife, who both attended The University of Sydney. They won scholarships to Oxford University in the same year, completed doctorates and were married there.

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