Dr Lee Nedkoff

Started at UWA: 2009

Research fellow and cardiovascular epidemiologist

Understanding the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease is essential for effective implementation of prevention and disease management programs in Australia.

Dr Lee Nedkoff


Dr Lee Nedkoff is a cardiovascular epidemiologist and senior member of the Cardiovascular Research Group in the School of Population and Global Health at UWA. Her research centres on coronary heart disease and stroke epidemiology, with a focus on developing methods for population-level disease monitoring and identifying population groups where adverse trends are present.

Dr Nedkoff has considerable expertise in the use of linked electronic health data, both in Australia and in international settings, for addressing these research questions. She currently leads a National Health and Medical Research Council funded project, in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, which will develop a new algorithm for monitoring heart attacks and coronary heart disease in Australia.

Current research taken under her leadership also includes investigating why heart attack rates have increased in younger adults in Australia in the past decade.



  • BAppSc (Physiotherapy), Curtin University
  • GradDip Business, Curtin University
  • Master of Public Health (Distinction), UWA
  • PhD, UWA


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2016 Council of Academic Public Health Institutions of Australia for PhD Excellence in Public Health

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2015 Special Commendation, UWA Publication Prize for Higher Degree by Research students (Clinical Medicine and Dentistry) for PhD publication

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2016 Heart Foundation Bendat Family Foundation Scholarship

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2010 Allied Health and Technologist’s Affiliate Prize, Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting



NHMRC project grant

  • Burden of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) and impact of prevention strategies: comprehensive evidence to drive the RHD Endgame
  • Chief Investigator


NHMRC project grant

  • Is highly-sensitive troponin testing advancing clinical practice, improving outcomes and cost-effective in the investigation and management of chest pain in the Emergency Department?
  • Chief Investigator


National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Fellowship


NHMRC project grant

  • Developing more reliable methods for monitoring trends in myocardial infarction and coronary heart disease (AUS-MOCHA)
  • Chief Investigator


National Heart Foundation Vanguard Grant

  • Coronary heart disease in men and women aged under 55 years: developing an evidence base for improving prevention and management
  • Dr Lee Nedkoff, Professor David Brieger, Professor Derek Chew, Professor Anna Peeters


NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Cardiovascular Outcomes Improvements, Seed Funding


University of Oxford

  • Nuffield Department of Population Health Pump Priming Grant
  • Dr FL Wright, Dr Prachi Bhatnagar, Raph Goldacre, Nick Hall, Dr Nick Townsend, Dr Lee Nedkoff


UWA Research Collaboration Award 

  • Collaboration with the Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford
  • Dr Lee Nedkoff, Dr Derrick Lopez, E/Professor Michael Goldacre (University of Oxford), Dr FL Wright (University of Oxford)


UWA Fellowship Support Scheme

More grants and publications.

Contact Dr Lee Nedkoff

Dr Lee Nedkoff is available as a PhD, master’s and honours supervisor in topics related to cardiovascular epidemiology.