Professor Will Parsonage
Will joined AusHSI as Clinical Director in June 2016. Alongside his roles as Senior Staff Cardiologist at The Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and Holy Spirit Northside Private Hospital, he is also Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Health at Queensland University of Technology and Senior Lecturer with the University of Queensland.
As Clinical Director, Will contributes to AusHSI’s strategic and clinical leadership, overseeing research policy, maintenance of research clinical standards and AusHSI’s strategic and operational planning and delivery. He also plays an important role in mentoring associated researchers.
Will has an ongoing interest in the translation of clinical research into practice. He is currently working on a $1 million clinical redesign project, which aims to apply the findings of a study to establish faster and safer ways of investigating patients with chest pain across public hospitals in Queensland. Once complete, the project has the potential to impact the care of up to 15,000 patients per year across the state, with potential estimated savings of approximately $21 million per year. Will has also been engaged in a number of further studies relating to patients presenting to hospital with undifferentiated chest pain. His principle research interests focus on areas of accelerated diagnostic protocols, utilising methods of risk stratification, biomarkers and non-invasive investigations for coronary heart disease.
Will is a graduate of the University of Nottingham, UK, where he also completed a clinical research fellowship and was awarded the postgraduate degree of Doctor of Medicine. He migrated to Australia in 2000 to complete clinical cardiology training at The Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane.