Dr Chua completed her Doctoral studies under Professor Alan M. Wing at the School of Psychology, College of Life and Environmental Sciences where she studied cognitive mechanisms of movement and timing control in health persons and stroke patients.
Dr Chua currently works in the Translational Research on Heart Failure and Arrhythmia group at the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, led by Professor Paulus Kirchhof and Dr Larissa Fabritz. Her main interest is on using statistical and computational modelling on heterogenous data to identify patterns of clinical and mechanism-based factors which contribute to incident and recurrent atrial fibrillation.
She is also involved in the development and application of mobile apps to facilitate healthcare professional and patient communication, encouraging patient empowerment and joint-decision making in healthcare settings.
She is keen to better understand the association of atrial fibrillation and cognitive decline to identify the potential mechanisms of these associations which would inform strategies of atrial fibrillation management and prevent adverse cognitive outcomes in patients with atrial fibrillation.
Dr Chua is actively engaged in the CATCH ME Consortium (H2020 EU Framework) and the BigData@Heart Consortium (EU/EFPIA Innovative Medicines Initiative 2).
In this video Winnie along with Professor Jon Deeks discuss their collaboration to discover and evaluate biomarkers associated with Atrial Fibrillation.