The Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) to Reduce Inequality in Heart Disease focuses on improving the heart health and outcomes of groups and communities i.e. Regional Australians, Indigenous Australians and International Health

Dr. Victoria Wade

Dr Victoria (Tori) Wade  (BSc, Dip App Psych, M Psych, BMBS, PhD, FRACGP) is a general practitioner and psychologist, who completed her PhD at The University of Adelaide, on what is needed for telehealth to deliver sustainable value to the routine operations of healthcare in Australia.


Presently, Dr Wade has a position as a Senior Research Fellow with the Discipline of General Practice at The University of Adelaide, where she conducts telehealth service development projects, plus pursues research interests in the uptake and impact of telehealth on health systems and services. Dr Wade is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare.  


Previously, Dr Wade was the Medical Director and then CEO of the SA Divisions of General Practice Inc, as well as the Director of the Primary Mental Health Care Australian Resource Centre. Of relevance to this CRE, Dr Wade was an investigator on a cardiovascular disease and depression RCT, the IDACC study, and was a Board Member of the SA Division of the National Heart Foundation.


Dr Wade is a Research Fellow in Telehealth and  wants to see it used to improve patient outcomes and deliver value to the effective operations of the healthcare system. Telehealth has the potential to increase access to care, particularly in underserved and disadvantaged areas, and to make more effective use of existing healthcare resources. Telehealth is relevant to heart disease across the whole spectrum of care, from assessment, acute care, follow up, and management of chronic heart failure. She aims to work with the CRE to explore both the development of new telehealth services, and the uptake of existing models of telehealth for heart disease into routine care.

  1. Wade V, Whittaker F and Hamlyn J. An evaluation of the benefits and challenges of video consulting between general practitioners and residential aged care facilities. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare. 2015; 21(8): 490-493.

  2. Taylor A, Wade V, Morris G, Pech J, Rechter S, Kidd M and Carati C. Technology support to a telehealth in the home service: qualitative observations. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare. 2015; 21 published 11 September DOI: 1177/1357633X15601523

  3. Whittaker F and Wade V. The costs and benefits of technology-enabled, home-based cardiac rehabilitation measured in a randomised controlled trial. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare 2014; 20(7): 419-422. DOI: 10.1177/1357633X14552376

  4. Wade VA and Hamlyn JS. The relationship between telehealth and information technology ranges from uneasy bedfellows to creative partnerships. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare 2013; 19(7): 401-404.

  5. Wade VA. Telehealth and equitable access to health care [letter to the editor]. Medical Journal of Australia 2013; 11: 594-595.

  6. Wade V and Eliott J. The role of the champion in telehealth service development: A qualitative analysis. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare 2012; 18(8):490-492.

  7. Wade VA, Eliott, JA and Hiller JE.  A Qualitative study of ethical, medico-legal and clinical governance matters in Australian telehealth services. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare 2012; 1-6, DOI: 10.1258/jtt.2011.110808

  8. Wade V, Eliott J, Karnon J and Elshaugh AG. A qualitative study of sustainability and vulnerability in Australian telehealth services. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics 2010; 161: 190-201

  9. Wade VA, Karnon J, Elshaug AG and Hiller JE.  A systematic review of economic analyses of telehealth services using real time video communication. BMC Health Services Research 2010, 10:233 doi:10.1186/1472-6963-10-233

  10. Wade V, Cheok F, Schrader G, Hordacre A & Marker J.  Depression after cardiac hospitalisation.  Australian Family Physician  2005; 34:  985-989.

  11. Schrader G, Cheok F, Hordacre A, Marker M & Wade V.  Effect of psychiatry liaison with general practitioners on depression severity in recently hospitalised cardiac patients: a randomised controlled trial.   Medical Journal of Australia  2005; 182:  272-276.