Professor Stephen Nicholls
Director of MonashHeart
Professor Stephen Nicholls was appointed to the position of Director of MonashHeart, Monash Health and Professor of Cardiology, Monash University in October 2018.
Prior to this he was the Deputy Director and Heart Health Theme Leader at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, Professor of Cardiology at the University of Adelaide and a cardiologist at the Central Adelaide Local Health Network.
He is a Principal Research Fellow of the National Health and Medical Research Council, an inaugural Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences and is Honorary Secretary of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand.
His work spans the translational spectrum from the lab bench to the bedside, with a focus on understanding the factors that promote plaque formation, novel vascular imaging and leadership of large scale clinical trials of new therapies designed to reduce the risk of heart disease.
He has extensive academic and industry collaborations, having raised more than $100 million in research funding and has written more than 770 manuscripts, book chapters and conference proceedings.