The Centre for Heart Research
We aim to work in partnership with Māori and Pacific Peoples to create a vibrant world-class centre for heart health research underpinned by evidenced based, multi-disciplinary collaborative research, workforce development, outreach and community engagement to deliver meaningful benefit and equity to Aotearoa New Zealand
Te Hōtaka Hāpori
Our Outreach Programme
How can we excite the next generation of researchers? Alongside our research we also have an outreach and education program. Working together with schools and communities, we aim to provide students with captivating experiences, exposing them to the diversity and breadth of our team who are passionate, knowledgeable and excited about science. We give an opportunity to demystify science, showing students what “real life” scientists do and what a career in science can look like. We hope by showing students the many faces of research, it will inspire students in their decisions about further study and career pathways, enabling students to build relationships with science role models/mentors.
Ā mātou rangahau
The goal of Manaaki Manawa – The Centre for Heart Research, is to improve cardiovascular health in Aotearoa through earlier, more precise and personalised prevention, prediction, detection, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease, emphasising ethnicity, gender and age. The benefits will be greatest in those with the highest risk and greatest severity of heart disease.
“What we’re setting up is better identification, better prediction, and hence, better treatment strategies for patients.” Professor Rod Jackson, Epidemiology and
Biostatistics, University of Auckland
“Our new pacemaker looks as if it’s actually reversing heart failure, which would be the first ever medication or therapy that does. We have an opportunity as a nation to do something different to anything that’s ever been seen before.”
Professor Julian Paton (Director)
“Our research is making an important, life-saving impact. Many of our cases are young, healthy and productive members of the community and their death has a profound impact. Understanding more about those disorders allows us to ‘Detect, Protect and Enable’ these bereaved families.”
Dr Martin Stiles, Cardiologist
Ngā karere o te wā
News and updates
Research into heart disease is the driving force for Manaaki Manawa
15 Sep 2022 | Link to RNZ website
Dr. Martin Stiles talks to Jesse Mulligan on RNZ about the awards. Reflecting on what research means to him and the exciting aspirations our heart health research community has
22 Aug 2022 | Link to NZ Herald
Every year, otherwise healthy New Zealanders drop dead with no warning. Researches hope new funding will prevent more deaths, writes health reporter Emma Russell.
10 May, 2022 | Link to 95bFM
Professor Julian Paton chats about his work inventing a new type of pacemaker that re-establishes the heart’s naturally irregular beat. Whakarongo mai!
13 Sep 2021 | University of Auckland
On this episode of Impact Through Culture Change. our Research Operations Manager Lisa Wong talk about establishing a de novo local centre of heart research at the University of Auckland (Manaaki Manawa) and how the team galvanized a national network of cardiovascular researchers to achieve a successful CoRE Award.
18 Sep, 2021 | Link to NZ Herald
“Half of the people who develop an aortic dissection die before they get to hospital. Of those who make it to hospital, a further 50 per cent are likely to die.”
21 May 2021 | University of Auckland
Collaboration between communities and clinicians is vital for the cardiovascular research being undertaken at Manaaki Manawa Centre for Heart Research.
1 March 2021 | University of Auckland
Collaboration between communities and clinicians is vital for the cardiovascular research being undertaken at Manaaki Mānawa Centre for Heart Research.
Your support will connect multidisciplinary researchers with clinicians, and provide the infrastructure they need to generate new insights, innovations and breakthroughs. And by connecting findings to patients and people at risk of cardiovascular disease, you’ll save people’s lives.
Remember a loved one
A gift to honour someone’s passing is a special way to honour their memory and ensure their legacy will help others. A donation to Manaaki Manawa – the Centre for Heart Research could be made in lieu of flowers or to commemorate the anniversary of the passing of a loved one.
Make a gift online at the button below or please fill out the form at the bottom of the page.
Leave a gift in your will
A donation to Manaaki Manawa – the Heart Research Centre in your will, after your loved ones have been provided for, is the means of creating a legacy dedicated to improving and transforming the future for heart health in New Zealand.
Find out more here about how to make a bequest to Manaaki Manawa – the Centre for Heart Research, or fill out the form at the bottom of the page.
Trusts and Foundations
Grants from philanthropic Trusts and Foundations provide critical support for our work. Please contact us at the bottom of the page if you would like to support Manaaki Manawa – the Centre for Heart Research in this way.
Significant donations to support research projects, the purchase of equipment and academic positions are transformational. They inspire new discovery and shift the boundary on what is possible in scientific research. The vision and generosity of major donors helps grow workforce, retain talent, inspire innovation and ultimately saves lives by supporting the future of heart research in Aotearoa New Zealand.
To find out more about how you may be able to get involved in supporting heart research please fill out the form at the bottom of the page.
Manaaki Manawa values its partnerships with like minded companies and organisations. Together we can work to support life changing, innovative research whilst helping you meet your core business objectives.
To find out more about how your business can partner with Manaaki Manawa – the Centre for Heart Research please contact us at the bottom of the page.
Volunteer for a research study
Play your part in furthering research and scientific discovery by volunteering in a clinical trial. Contact Catherine Davies at firstname.lastname@example.org for details of current studies looking for volunteer participants, or fill out the form below.
Catherine Davies, BA, LLB
“Like most people I have loved ones who have been affected by heart disease. It is an honour and a privilege to work to connect dedicated, innovative researchers with generous, insightful philanthropists to support the future of heart research in Aotearoa New Zealand.”