Position: Academic Nurse and Health Scientist
Location: Maastricht, NL; Adelaide, AU
Dr Hendriks, RN, MSc, PhD, FESC, FCSANZ, holds the inaugural Leo J Mahar Cardiovascular Nursing Chair at the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University and the Department of Cardiology, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, Australia. In his clinical academic role, he aims to develop a collaborative of academic and clinical excellence to support joint research endeavours between Flinders University and the Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN).
He is an Academic Nurse and Health Scientist and undertook his PhD (2013) at the Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, The Netherlands. His Doctoral studies focussed on developing specialised nurse-coordinated atrial fibrillation (AF) clinics, based on the concept of integrated care, and proving improved outcomes as well as the role of specialised nurses to manage these clinics.
His program of research focusses on integrated care management in AF and related cardiovascular conditions, as well as redesigning practices for implementation of such approach. Based on this approach he and his team have developed specialised AF-Clinics with significant roles for nurses and allied professionals.
He is fortunate to hold a Future Leader Fellowship provided by the Australian Heart Foundation.
Dr Hendriks is the Deputy Editor of the European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, an international advisory board member for Heart, and member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Care Coordination, Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology Review, and ICT&Health International.