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"PhD students are the future leaders in our field and it is a privilege to work with students over a three year period on a dedicated project."

"Excess salt consumption increases blood pressure which is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Therefore we need strategies to reduce salt intake especially in populations at high risk of cardiovascular disease."

"There are plenty of ways that communication can be harnessed and lifted to make tangible improvements in health outcomes. Everyone is geared for it, just not geared up to do it well – it’s a human condition that we can all work together on."

"We urgently need to move away from archaic models of care and work out what an optimal, 21st century healthcare system looks like."

"The highlight is having the opportunity to travel to, meet and work with different communities. Learning more about Australian Aboriginal culture has been an incredible experience."

"The BMJ is keen to see a world in which every person and country has access to information about health, health care and social determinants of health that they need to protect their own health and the health of the people for whom they take responsibility."

"A lot of clinicians commonly choose Pilates as a method for treating back pain, and patients like this exercise method, so I thought this review would help these people make better choices."

"I have always enjoyed working with older people. While I was studying occupational therapy at university, I worked at a large retirement village. Being 18 years of age, it was like having 92 grandparents!"

Xiaoying Chen is currently working on the ENCHANTED trial, a global public health study into acute ischaemic stroke.

To explain to people what I do I say …

That is always a bit of a struggle! I tell them we are going to change the concept of cardiac rehabilitation by using Telemedicine. We are utilising mobile phone text messages, an innovative concept for cardiac rehab and knowledge translation.  So far so good, the majority of participants have provided positive feedback. 

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