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

Ms. Gabrielle Diplock 

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Gabrielle Diplock completed grew up in Darwin. She completed her Bachelor of Speech Pathology at Flinders University in Adelaide. In 2003 she completed her honours project with the Ear Health Team at The Menzies School of Health Research in Darwin. This project involved piloting a receptive and expressive language screening test with preschool aged

Aboriginal children living on the Tiwi Islands.


In 2007, Gabrielle returned to Flinders University to study medicine. Gabrielle moved to Alice Springs in 2011 to start her internship at Alice Springs Hospital. Since then, she has worked in a variety of clinical fields including adult medicine,

rural health and obstetrics and gynaecology. Gabrielle also has an interest in medical education and is

currently a member of the Alice Springs Hospital medical education committee.


Gabrielle is working as a PhD candidate under the supervision of Professor Graeme Maguire, Professor Simon Stewart and Professor Paul Scuffham. Her PhD is part of an NHMRC funded RCT- the Alice Springs Hospital Readmission Prevention Project (ASH RAPP) which aims to investigate the benefit of a tailored discharge planning and case management approach in reducing recurrent readmissions. This trial will also include an economic analysis of the financial benefits of reducing readmissions.

She is a PhD candidate with the ASH RAPP Trial.