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Clementine’s PhD was conferred on 14 February 2020. She received a Dean’s Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence. Her thesis, supervised by Professor John Beltrame and Dr Rosanna Tavella was entitled “Readmissions in Australian Patients with Cardiovascular Disease”. Clementine was supported by a University of Adelaide, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Divisional Scholarship and was a BHI Student Representative from 2018-2019.

Clementine is fluent in English, Spanish and Italian. Through her research, Clementine aims to improve the quality of care that each individual cardiology patient receives.


Clementine is using data linkage and big data techniques to determine rates of readmission and mortality in Australia and New Zealand. Clementine has conducted a pilot study to investigate one factor believed to be involved in these readmissions – sleep deprivation during the initial hospitalisation.

Clementine is passionate about improving outcomes in patients with cardiovascular diseases. As part of her honours project, Clementine ran the Australian component of the Patient-centered Outcomes Related to Treatment practices in peripheral Arterial disease: an Investigating Trajectories (PORTRAIT) Registry, an internationally led project. Her Honours thesis focused on the health status of Australian patients with peripheral artery disease.

Clementine interviewing a patient

2018: St. John’s First Aid Course

2016: The Joanna Briggs Institute Comprehensive Systematic Review Training Programme. Adelaide Australia.

2016: Non-Award Study. Biostatistics at The University of Adelaide.

2016: Non-Award Study. Introduction to Biostatistics at The University of Adelaide.

2016: Commenced PhD in Discipline of Medicine, University of Adelaide (based at the Basil Hetzel Institute, TQEH). Provisional thesis title: Health Outcomes in Cardiovascular Disease. Supervisors: Professor John Beltrame and Dr Rosanna Tavella.

2015: Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours), Discipline of Medicine, University of Adelaide (based at the Basil Hetzel Institute, TQEH). Thesis title: Is there a relationship between Ankle Brachial Index and Health Status in patients with Peripheral Arterial Disease? Supervisors: Professor John Beltrame, Dr Prue Cowled and Professor Robert Fitridge.

2008: Bachelor of Science (majoring in Physiology and Anatomical Sciences), the University of Adelaide.

2020: PhD, The University of Adelaide. Supervisors: Professor John Beltrame and Dr Rosanna Tavella. Thesis title: Readmissions in Australian Patients with Cardiovascular Disease. Scholarship: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Divisional Scholarship, The University of Adelaide

Professional Associations

2018-2019 BHI Student Representative, and member of Basil Hetzel Institute Management Committee.

Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ), affiliate member

American Heart Association, member

European Society of Cardiology (ESC), member

Health Services and Policy Research Australia and New Zealand, member

ARCS Australia, member

Sleep Health Foundation, member


2018: Ivan de la Lande Award (Travel Grant), TQEH

2017: Adelaide Medical School Research Travel Award 2017 – Round 2

2017: Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting Travel Fellowship

2017: The Hospital Research Foundation Travel Award

2016 – 2019: Faculty of Health Sciences Divisional Scholarship to undertake PhD, University of Adelaide.

2016: Australian Hotels Association (SA) Hotel Care Community Grant (CI B) $7,774.80 inc GST

2015: The Hospital Research Foundation Honours Scholarship

For related stories visit the Australian Heart Research website.

2018: The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF) invited Clementine to speak in their regular monthly segment on Coast FM 88.7 (photo below). Listen to Clementine’s radio interview with Dave Hearn on 1 February.

2017: Clementine presented a talk about “Returning to hospital after a heart attack” to an interested group of U3A Flinders members (University of the Third Age) on the 4th May.

2016: An article “Australian First Research – Supported by You!” was published on the Australian Heart Research website.

2016: The Hospital Research Foundation coordinates a Community Awareness Program. Clementine presented a talk to Mitcham Hills Combined Probus Club on 11th April.

2015: An article “A love of Science – Clementine Labrosciano” was published on The Hospital Research Foundation website.