Associate Professor Isuru Ranasinghe

Conjoint Assoc Professor Cardiology

Prince Charles Hospital Northside Clinical Unit
Faculty of Medicine

Overview

Dr Isuru Ranasinghe is a Senior Staff Specialist Cardiologist and the A/Prof in Cardiology at the Prince Charles Hospital and a National Heart Foundation of Australia Future Leader Fellow. He leads research in clinical cardiology, cardiovascular epidemiology and healthcare safety and quality. Dr Ranasinghe has previously been a recipient of prestigious research scholarships including the NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarship and the NHMRC Neil-Hamilton-Fairley Early Career Fellowship co-funded with the National Heart Foundation of Australia.

Publications

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Available Projects

  • The Observing Recurrent Incidence of Adverse Outcomes following HospitalisatioNs (ORION) is a national data linkage study that brings together a decade of cardiovascular hospitalisation data from all Australian States and Territories and New Zealand. Encompassing millions of healthcare records from more than 1000 public and private facilities, ORION allows population-wide assessment of important end results of hospital-based cardiovascular care and understand how these outcomes vary among the many healthcare facilities and regions. Multiple projects suitable for HDR students are available focusing on the national epidemiology of common and rare cardiovascular conditions.

  • Modern hospital care is fast-paced, complex and expensive. While this has undoubtedly led to better treatments, global concerns exist about the safety and effectiveness of hospital care. The SAFER Hospitals study is a nationwide study that seeks to address this limitation by bringing together linked hospitalisation and outcome data for all public and most private hospitals in Australia. Funded by a Translational Project Grant from the Hospital Research Foundation, SAFER Hospitals will estimate the hospital-wide incidence of serious adverse events, deaths and unplanned hospitalisations following hospital care and how these outcomes vary among hospitals. It will also evaluate the downstream impact by estimating the avoidable costs of these untoward outcomes on the health system.

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Publications

Journal Article

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • The Observing Recurrent Incidence of Adverse Outcomes following HospitalisatioNs (ORION) is a national data linkage study that brings together a decade of cardiovascular hospitalisation data from all Australian States and Territories and New Zealand. Encompassing millions of healthcare records from more than 1000 public and private facilities, ORION allows population-wide assessment of important end results of hospital-based cardiovascular care and understand how these outcomes vary among the many healthcare facilities and regions. Multiple projects suitable for HDR students are available focusing on the national epidemiology of common and rare cardiovascular conditions.

  • Modern hospital care is fast-paced, complex and expensive. While this has undoubtedly led to better treatments, global concerns exist about the safety and effectiveness of hospital care. The SAFER Hospitals study is a nationwide study that seeks to address this limitation by bringing together linked hospitalisation and outcome data for all public and most private hospitals in Australia. Funded by a Translational Project Grant from the Hospital Research Foundation, SAFER Hospitals will estimate the hospital-wide incidence of serious adverse events, deaths and unplanned hospitalisations following hospital care and how these outcomes vary among hospitals. It will also evaluate the downstream impact by estimating the avoidable costs of these untoward outcomes on the health system.