Central Coast local, Professor Julie Redfern has been named as one of the finalists in the 2022 NSW Women of the Year Awards.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Adam Crouch said this is fantastic recognition for the work Professor Redfern has done in our community.
“Julie Redfern is a Professor of Public Health and a Research Academic Director at the University of Sydney, who is transforming the way patients are supported and cared for after a heart attack,” Mr Crouch said.
“Professor Redfern’s research found gaps and inequities in the field of cardiovascular disease rehabilitation. Her subsequent text-messaging research has been delivered to over 10,000 patients globally.
“Professor Redfern is the author of almost 200 scientific manuscripts, a presenter in over 20 countries, and the most published Australian on cardiac rehabilitation secondary prevention and text messaging.
“Having supervised and mentored more than 50 students, Professor Redfern was awarded a Vice Chancellors Award for Leadership and Mentoring at Sydney University and a NSW Tall Poppy Award.
“It is community leaders like Julie who make the Central Coast a wonderful place to call home.”
Minister for Women Bronnie Taylor said the 31 remarkable women and girls named as finalists are making a significant impact across the board, from science to education, health, industry, culture and community.
“I’m always inspired by the calibre of women nominated for these awards and the outstanding contributions they are making in their communities across the State,” Mrs Taylor said.
“Despite all of the challenges COVID-19 has thrown our way there were more than 300 nominations, showcasing incredible women from all walks of life who are championing positive change.”
“These finalists are an inspiration to us all and it’s wonderful to see them getting the acknowledgment they deserve.”
There are seven award categories in the 2022 program, including the Premier’s Award for NSW Woman of the Year which is selected from the winners of all the categories.
Winners will be announced on 9 March, at the 2022 NSW Women of the Year Awards at the International Convention Centre Sydney and livestreamed online.
The awards are part of NSW Women’s Week from Monday 7 March to Sunday 13 March.
To read more about the awards and finalists, visit: www.women.nsw.gov.au.