Program Leader: Associate Professor Dirk van Helden, The University of Newcastle
Researchers, students and support staff: 64
The HMRI Cardiovascular Health Program brings together researchers who are exploring human heart disease across prevention, revascularisation and quality of life for cardiovascular and cardiopulmonary disease patients.
The researchers are working across holistic, systemic, cellular and molecular levels, and are focussed on cardiopulmonary control mechanisms and the modification of physical activity and nutrition behaviours to improve cardiovascular health.
Research within the Cardiovascular Health Program includes biomedical, clinical, public health and education research, and is providing novel treatments and interventions in the key areas of:
- Cardiophysiology (control of heart-lung interaction and lymphatic systems)
- Clinical Cardiology (heart disease)
- Nutraceuticals and Nutrition
- Physical Activity
- Obesity and Diabetes
Many of the researchers in the program are affiliated with the University of Newcastle Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition, established in 2011.