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"I wanted to work with people committed to helping others live longer and healthier lives, focusing on the leading cause of death and disability worldwide – non-communicable diseases."

"mHealth has the potential to improve prevention of heart disease by delivering interventions via mobile devices to provide information, motivation, and reinforcement for patients with heart disease to achieve a healthy lifestyle and adhere to life-saving cardiovascular medications."

"In Australia, we are lucky to have one of the best health care systems in the world, but we still see major inequalities of health outcomes and access. I’m motivated by the idea that we can create a better system that is easier to navigate and uses resources more efficiently, so that more people can access services and the benefit will be improved health."

"I’m a physician, and I’m a medical researcher.  So each day I try to follow the advice of the late great Mohammed Ali: “float like a butterfly, sting like a bee”.  Maximise time with people and minimise time with screens.  And above all focus on the big picture tasks, the few that really matter."

"When it comes to Sepsis it’s hard to know where to start."

"Salt increases blood pressure, which increases the risk of cardiovascular disease – such as heart disease, heart attacks and stroke – the biggest killer worldwide. By reducing salt intakes, we can reduce the risk of such diseases, and save lives."

‘It is important to me to be a role model, an example of a strong resilient Aboriginal woman who can achieve anything she sets her mind to.’

"More and more, I think people are realising that this light-touch but personal-touch support can help people to change behaviours, which is fundamental to a lot of chronic health conditions these days."

"The opportunity to make a tangible difference to health outcomes, especially for people and communities that have inequitable access to health care, was the major driver for working at the George."

Meet Karena Conroy, Head of Commissioned Research at The George Institute for Global Health

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