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Lunch in the Heart of Sydney

Sep 04 2023
Lunch in the Heart of Sydney Friday 29th September 2023 This year the Heart Centre for Children and Kids Heart Research are coordinating our firs...

Rising Star Award

Feb 22 2022
We would like to congratulate Dr Gillian Blue from Kids Heart Research, Heart Centre for Children who was awarded the Rising Star Award at the 2021...

Team Harley - City2Surf 2017

Jun 27 2017
Mum Danielle puts it beautifully: "Why we started Team Harley: To raise awareness for Congenital Heart Disease in memory of our amazing...

Psychological Research Programme

Our Psychological Research Programme is dedicated to helping children with heart disease and their families to live their happiest and most fulfilling lives.

Established in 2008 by Dr Nadine Kasparian, we strive for excellence and innovation in the care of infants and children with heart disease and their families, and to support the medical, nursing and allied health teams providing care.  For more information on the studies currently being undertaken within the Psychological Research Programme, click here.

Our team works in partnership with researchers from psychology, paediatric cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, clinical genetics, nursing, social work, the behavioural sciences, public health, developmental psychobiology, psychiatry, and child life therapy. These partnerships result in innovative studies that push the boundaries of research and clinical practice.

We collaborate with many organisations to stay at the forefront of medical psychology research, including Harvard Medical School, the Imperial College London, University of Genoa Italy, and the Karolinska Institute.

The quality of our research has been recognised through numerous national and international awards, invitations to present at international conferences, government grants, and peer-reviewed publications.





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