Dr Jan Cameron

Honorary Senior Research Fellow

Jan is a patient-focused and experienced academic internationally recognised as a leading nursing cardiovascular researcher. She is highly experienced in translational nursing research aimed at improving cardiovascular patient and carer health outcomes with particular focus on chronic disease self-care, cognitive screening, psychosocial interventions of patients and carers, development and psychometric evaluation of the Heart Failure Self-care Screening Tool (Heart-FaST).

Jan’s clinical highlights include establishing a nurse-led chronic Heart Failure (HF) management program at Eastern Health; a secondary prevention cardiac rehabilitation program at Warringal hospital; and a HF rehabilitation program at Cedar Court, Melbourne. Prof John Spertus, one of the leading authorities on Patient Reported Outcome Measures, wrote an Editorial applauding “… the efforts by Cameron et al, to lay the foundation for the systematic assessment of patient’s cognitive function in routine clinical care is an important advance. Implementing these tools and building tailored treatment strategies is the next important step”.

Jan has been nominated a Fellow of the American Heart Association (2014) and a Nurse Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (2015).

Her most recent academic appointments are as: Senior Research Fellow, Stroke and Ageing, Clinical School of Clinical Sciences, Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University; and Senior Research Fellow, Centre for the Heart and Mind, Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research at the Australian Catholic University.

Jan has memberships of: the ESC Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Health; the Heart Failure Society of America; Australian Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation Association; Australasian Cardiovascular Nursing College; Royal College of Nursing Australia; and is an affiliate member of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand.