Western Australian Cardiovascular Research Alliance
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Western Australian Cardiovascular Research Alliance

WACRA are the peak leadership body in Western Australian advancing research into heart, stroke and vascular disease to accelerate translation and improve health outcomes.

The Heart Foundation is a supporter of the Western Australian Cardiovascular Research Alliance (WACRA), which unites leading heart, stroke and vascular disease researchers from universities and institutes in Western Australia working across the pipeline from fundamental pre-clinical research, epidemiology and public health through to clinical trials. 

WACRA are the peak leadership body in Western Australia advancing research into heart, stroke and vascular disease to accelerate translation and improve health outcomes for all Western Australians. 

WACRA represents all cardiovascular researchers working across the pipeline from fundamental pre-clinical research, epidemiology and public health through to clinical trials.  

WACRA Aims ​

  • To advocate increased awareness of cardiovascular death and disability to government and the public 
  • To advocate for increased peer-reviewed funding in heart, stroke and vascular disease research 
  • To promote the development of strong collaborative networks between cardiovascular researchers in Western Australia and beyond 
  • To increase the capacity of Western Australian cardiovascular research 
  • To accelerate the discovery of more effective, personalised treatments 
  • To enhance the translation of research findings and attract investment 
  • To bridge the gap for Indigenous and remote Western Australians 
  • To improve heart health for all Western Australians 

WACRA Team 

Professor Livia Hool - PhD, FAHA, FCSANZ, FISHR 

Director – Chairperson 

Doctor Natalie Ward - PhD 

Director - Secretary 

Professor Carl Schultz - MBChB, DPhil, FRACP, FCSANZ 

Director – Treasurer 

Professor Marcus Schlaich 

Director 

Professor Karen Chapman 

Director – International Relations 

Professor Jonathan Hodgson 

Director 

Doctor Helena Viola 

Director - Early-Mid Career Investigator Representative & Membership 

Ms Pamela Byles 

Director - Consumer Advocate 

Become a member

WACRA encourage all individual Western Australian researchers to become an official WACRA member. 

Join WACRA today 

For more information about WACRA, please contact Dr Natalie Ward 

Telephone 

+61 8 9266 4188 (Mon, Tues, Thurs) 

+61 8 9224 0392 (Wed, Fri) 

Email 

Natalie.Ward@curtin.edu.au 

 

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