Heart Research Institute

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The Heart Research Institute (HRI) is a not-for-profit research facility, originally based in Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia and currently based in Newtown, New South Wales.

Established in 1989 through a joint initiative of the National Heart Foundation of Australia, the cardiologists of Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, the Government of Australia, and Government of New South Wales, the Institute has become a research and research training facility, in particular in investigating the disease atherosclerosis.[1]


In September 2009, the Institute relocated from its Camperdown, New South Wales site to its present site in Newtown, New South Wales.[1] The Institute was opened by Quentin Bryce AC, the Governor-General of Australia.[1]

Location and facilities[edit]

The HRI, currently located within a purpose-built building on 7 Eliza Street, Newtown, New South Wales, is closely located to the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the University of Sydney.[1]

The HRI has state-of-the-art research laboratories and support facilities.[1]

Notable people[edit]

Chairman of the Board[edit]

  • Prof. Leonard Kritharides

Clinical Director[edit]

Director of Cardiovascular Research[edit]

  • Prof. Shaun Jackson

Group Leaders[edit]

  • Prof. David Celermajer – Clinical Research Group
  • Prof. Ben Freedman – Heart Rhythm and Stroke Prevention Group
  • Prof. Stuart Grieve – Cardiac Imaging Group
  • Prof Annemarie Hennessy – Vascular Immunology Group
  • Prof. Shaun Jackson – Thrombosis Group
  • Dr Mary Kavurma – Vascular Complications Group
  • A/Prof. Martin Ng – Translational and Bioengineering Group
  • Dr John O'Sullivan – Cardiometabolic Disease Group
  • A/Prof. Sanjay Patel – Cell Therapeutics Group
  • Prof. Paul Pilowsky – High Blood Pressure Group
  • Dr Anna Waterhouse – Cardiovascular Medical Devices Group
  • Dr Steven Wise – Applied Materials Group

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Our History". Heart Research Institute. Archived from the original on 30 July 2013.

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