Sharyn Fitzgerald

Dr

  • 99 Commercial Road, 5th floor Alfred Centre,

    3004 Melbourne

    Australia

19952018
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Personal profile

Biography

Dr Fitzgerald obtained her PhD from the Department of Physiology, Monash University in 1998. She then undertook a highly productive postdoctoral position at the prestigious Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Mississippi Medical Centre, where Drs Guyton and Hall wrote the andlsquo;Textbook of Medical Physiology'. In 2001 she moved to Sweden to undertake a second postdoctoral position in the Department of Physiology, Gothenburg University. She returned to the Department of Physiology, Monash University in 2003 to establish her own research program investigating the role of nitric oxide in blood pressure regulation in a diabetic mouse model.

In a change of research field in 2007 Dr Fitzgerald moved to the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute to undertake studies in population health, specifically in secondary stroke prevention. To complement her change of research direction she also completed a Masters in Public Health. In 2010 she rejoined Monash University with a change of departments to become a member of the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine. In her role as Regional Manager Dr Fitzgerald coordinates the development and implementation of regional clinical trial sites across Victoria. These sites will be initially utilised to support the large-scale community based study - ASPREE. The ASPREE clinical trial (ASPirin in Reducing Events in the Elderly) is the largest primary prevention trial to be undertaken in Australia. Dr Fitzgerald is responsible for managing, the six Victorian, one Canberra and three Tasmanian regional ASPREE sites.

Dr Fitzgerald's specific areas of interest include: healthy lifestyles, disease prevention, careers in science. Dr Fitzgerald is a firm believer in healthy living for a long and active life. andlsquo;I have a strong family history of diabetes and I know how important it is for me to stay healthy and active to prevent the onset of this debilitating disease'. To date she has completed 9 marathons (including North and South Pole Marathons), 8 long distance cycling events (120-210km), walked the Kokoda Track and climbed Mt Kota Kinabalu.

Education/Academic qualification

Epidemiology, Masters Public Health, MONASH UNIVERSITY

Physiology, PhD, MONASH UNIVERSITY

Pharmacology, BSc(Hons), MONASH UNIVERSITY

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Projects 2003 2016

Research Output 1995 2018

Effect of aspirin on all-cause mortality in the healthy elderly

McNeil, J. J., Nelson, M. R., Woods, R. L., Lockery, J. E., Wolfe, R., Reid, C. M., Kirpach, B. R., Shah, R. C., Ives, D. G., Storey, E., Ryan, J., Tonkin, A. M., Newman, A. B., Williamson, J. D., Margolis, K. L., Ernst, M. E., Abhayaratna, W. P., Stocks, N., Fitzgerald, S. M., Orchard, S. G. & 9 othersTrevaks, R. E., Beilin, L. J., Donnan, G. A., Gibbs, P., Johnston, C. I., Radziszewska, B., Grimm, R., Murray, A. M. & for the ASPREE Investigator Group, 18 Oct 2018, In : New England Journal of Medicine. 379, 16, p. 1519-1528 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Effect of aspirin on cardiovascular events and bleeding in the healthy elderly

McNeil, J. J., Wolfe, R., Woods, R. L., Tonkin, A. M., Donnan, G. A., Nelson, M. R., Reid, C. M., Lockery, J. E., Kirpach, B. R., Storey, E., Shah, R. C., Williamson, J. D., Margolis, K. L., Ernst, M. E., Abhayaratna, W. P., Stocks, N., Fitzgerald, S. M., Orchard, S. G., Trevaks, R. E., Beilin, L. J. & 14 othersJohnston, C. I., Ryan, J., Radziszewska, B., Jelinek, M., Malik, M. A., Eaton, C. B., Brauer, D., Cloud, G., Wood, E. M., Mahady, S. E., Satterfield, S. A., Grimm, R., Murray, A. M. & for the ASPREE Investigator Group, 18 Oct 2018, In : New England Journal of Medicine. 379, 16, p. 1509-1518 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Effect of aspirin on disability-free survival in the healthy elderly

McNeil, J. J., Woods, R. L., Nelson, M. R., Reid, C. M., Kirpach, B. R., Wolfe, R., Storey, E., Shah, R. C., Lockery, J. E., Tonkin, A. M., Newman, A. B., Williamson, J. D., Margolis, K. L., Ernst, M. E., Abhayaratna, W. P., Stocks, N., Ives, D. G., Fitzgerald, S. M., Orchard, S. G., Trevaks, R. E. & 9 othersBeilin, L. J., Donnan, G. A., Gibbs, P., Johnston, C. I., Ryan, J., Radziszewska, B., Grimm, R., Murray, A. M. & for the ASPREE Investigator Group, 18 Oct 2018, In : New England Journal of Medicine. 379, 16, p. 1499-1508 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

The Study of Neurocognitive Outcomes, Radiological and Retinal Effects of Aspirin in Sleep Apnoea- rationale and methodology of the SNORE-ASA study

Ward, S. A., Storey, E., Woods, R. L., Hamilton, G. S., Kawasaki, R., Janke, A. L., Naughton, M. T., O'Donoghue, F., Wolfe, R., Wong, T. Y., Reid, C. M., Abhayaratna, W. P., Stocks, N., Trevaks, R., Fitzgerald, S., Hodgson, L. A. B., Robman, L., Workman, B., McNeil, J. J. & on behalf of The ASPREE Study Group, Jan 2018, In : Contemporary Clinical Trials. 64, p. 101-111 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Baseline Characteristics of Participants in the ASPREE (ASPirin in Reducing Events in the Elderly) Study

McNeil, J. J., Woods, R. L., Nelson, M. R., Murray, A. M., Reid, C. M., Kirpach, B., Storey, E., Shah, R. C., Wolfe, R. S., Tonkin, A. M., Newman, A. B., Williamson, J. D., Lockery, J. E., Margolis, K. L., Ernst, M. E., Abhayaratna, W. P., Stocks, N., Fitzgerald, S. M., Trevaks, R. E., Orchard, S. G. & 6 othersBeilin, L. J., Donnan, G. A., Gibbs, P., Johnston, C. I., Grimm, R. H. & the ASPREE Investigator Group, 12 Oct 2017, In : Journal of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences. 72, 11, p. 1586-1593 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review