Professor Jeroen Hendriks, RN, PhD, FESC, FSCANZ has an expertise in the field of Redesigning Health Care. He holds the Derek Frewin Lectureship at the Centre for Heart Rhythm Disorders, University of Adelaide and the Royal Adelaide Hospital. His program of research focusses on integrated care management in atrial fibrillation and related cardiovascular disease. This redesign practice model follows a patient-centred approach and incorporating allied health professionals in the management process. He holds an Early Career Fellowship from the Australian Heart Foundation. Within the Centre for Heart Rhythm Disorders Dr. Hendriks is responsible for developing the Academic Nursing Program on Atrial Fibrillation.
Dr Hendriks undertook his PhD at the Maastricht University Medical Centre in Maastricht, the Netherlands. His PhD work demonstrated the important role of Integrated Care Management in terms of dedicated atrial fibrillation clinics to improve the outcomes in patients with atrial fibrillation. Importantly it demonstrated a significant reduction in cardiovascular hospitalisation and mortality.
Dr Hendriks is the Vice-President of the Australian Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation Association (ACRA SA/NT) and is Board Director of the Australasian Cardiovascular Nursing College (ACNC). Internationally, he is the Past-President of the Dutch Society for Cardiovascular Nurses (NVHVV) and the Past Communication Officer of the Council for Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions (CCNAP) within the European Society of Cardiology.