About the Group
The Curtin Centre for Clinical Research and Education (CCRE) was established in 2017 and is based within the School of Public Health in the Faculty of Health Science at Curtin University.
CCRE Mission: To improve health outcomes at the individual, community and population level through the generation of evidence based on the conduct of world class clinical research and education.
CCRE aims to achieve this mission through the establishment of research and education platforms in clinical trials, registries and clinical informatics. Importantly, it links together existing research strengths within the University to the Curtin Health Analytics Hub including;
- the Centre for Population Health Data Linkage under the leadership of James Boyd
- the Health Economics and Health Policy Unit under the leadership of A/Professor Suzanne Robinson.
- The NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Cardiovascular Outcomes Improvement under the leadership of Professor Christopher Reid
The CCRE undertakes the spectrum of human research, from clinical laboratory studies through to large clinical registries and clinical trials as well as health services research and health economics through our linkages. The Curtin CCRE has also established national collaborations with the Monash Centre of Cardiovascular Research and Education in Therapeutics in Melbourne and the George Institute for Global Health in Sydney.
The focus of the CCRE is on cardiovascular diseases, but we also have an interest in other areas, including nutrition, musculoskeletal disease, oncology and ageing. Our work is support by two facilities we operate; the Clinical Trials Centre and the Healthy Living Clinic.
About the Head
Professor Christopher Reid is a cardiovascular epidemiologist with appointments as Research Professor in both the School of Public Health at Curtin University in Perth and the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University in Melbourne. He is Director of the Monash Centre of Cardiovascular Research and Education in Therapeutics, and the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Cardiovascular Outcomes Improvement (2016-2020). Chris holds a National Health and Medical Research Council Senior Research Fellowship in addition to being the Chief Investigator on an NHMRC Program Grant (2016-2020) focusing on cardiovascular disease prevention. His major research interests include clinical outcome registries, randomised controlled trials, and epidemiological cohort studies.
Chris has been Study Director for the 2nd Australian National Blood Pressure (ANBP2) Study and is currently a Chief Investigator for the Aspirin in Reducing Events in the Elderly (ASPREE) Study, the Statins in Reducing Events in the elderly Trial and the Australian arms of the HOPE-3, REACH and CLARIFY Registries. He is a Principal Investigator for the Victorian Cardiac Procedures Registry Project, the Melbourne Interventional Group (MIG) registry, and the ANZSCTS National Cardiac Surgical Registry. With over 300 peer-reviewed publications, many of which are in leading journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, JACC and the BMJ, Chris is an well-respected researcher in his field of expertise. Internationally, Chris advises on current trends in epidemiology by participating as a WHO consultant for prevention of cardiovascular disease in Mongolia, Vietnam and the West Pacific region.