Dr Ellie Paige is a chronic disease epidemiologist with expertise in large-scale linked data analysis and a particular interest in cardiovascular disease epidemiology and prevention. She received her PhD in epidemiology and population health from the Australian National University in 2015 and then undertook a two-year postdoctoral position with the Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit at the University of Cambridge. She returned to Australia in 2017, working as a Fellow at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health at the ANU and then as a Senior Research Fellow at The George Institute for Global Health in 2022. She is currently co-leading a collaborative research program to develop a cardiovascular disease microsimulation model for Australia to drive policy and practice decisions and leading a national collaboration of researchers to develop more accurate cardiovascular disease estimates for Australia.
July 2023-current: Team Head, Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, QIMR Berghofer
2023-current: Visiting Fellow, The Australian National University
2018-current: Honorary Visiting Fellow, University of Cambridge
2022-2023: Senior Research Fellow, The George Institute for Global Health
2017-2023: Fellow, The Australian National University
2015-2017: Research Associate, University of Cambridge
Dr Paige’s research is focused on generating policy-relevant epidemiological research to improve the prevention of cardiovascular disease and related chronic diseases in Australia and globally. Her current research program aims to improve how cardiovascular disease risk is assessed and managed in primary care, by improving the risk prediction equations used and generating evidence to optimise preventive approaches.
Generated evidence to update the cardiovascular disease risk calculator recommended in the 2023 Australian cardiovascular disease prevention guidelines.
Consensus statement, co-produced with guideline developers, lowering the age to start cardiovascular disease risk assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Methods for analysing electronic health records to predict future disease risk, taking advantage of repeated risk factor measurements.
2021-2023: Member of the Heart Foundation’s cardiovascular disease risk algorithm expert sub-group
2020-2023: Member of the Australian Cardiovascular Alliance Big Data Flagship Advisory Group
2018-2022: Co-lead of the ACT chapter of the Australasian Epidemiological Association
2012-2015: PhD, The Australian National University
2010-2012: Master of Epidemiology, The University of Queensland
2005-2008: Bachelor of Science, The Australian National University