Dr. Linda Worrall-Carter is Founder & CEO of Her Heart, a non-profit organisation that combines expert advice and information to increase awareness on the risks of heart disease in women. She has carried out research in this area for over 15 years. As a leading authority on Cardiovascular Health for Women, Linda has a background in nursing, teaching and research and has substantial leadership experience. She has received funding of almost 9 million dollars; is a strong advocate for scholarship, has co-published over 90 publications and presented over 160 conference papers.
Equally passionate about supporting women, Linda has mentored many from different disciplines and supervised 23 postgraduate students. Professionally, Linda has wide national and international networks and has been invited to work with a number of key national organisations including the Heart Foundation, NHMRC, and the ARC. This is either as a Research Ambassador, a grant reviewer, or panel member. She has also been invited to examine over 30 theses. As a founding member of the Australasian College of Cardiovascular Nurses (secretary for 3 years) Linda was also instrumental in establishing the Cardiovascular Nursing Council as part of the CSANZ. She has also been on a number of Editorial Boards and Associate Editor for a national journal for 6 years.
Linda has a strong international network, has been invited to be on several International Scientific Committees and in May 2014, was a Program leader for The World Heart Federation and Congress of Cardiology. She was also a Scientific program member of the 4th International Conference on Women and Heart Disease. In Australia, Linda has been recognised for her significant contribution to the Cardiovascular and Nursing Community and was awarded the CSANZ Cardiovascular Nursing Lecture as well as a Fellowship of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand.
For her efforts in raising awareness about heart disease in women, Linda was a winner in the Female Entrepreneur Awards and Her Heart won the Casey Kinnaird Community Award in late 2015. Her Heart is fast becoming the Go-to-place for information on women’s heart health around the world, the website having been accessed by over 5000 women a month from over 75 countries.