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Western Australian Cardiovascular Research Alliance

Mission Statement

We 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.


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


  • 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 WA 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 Ltd Constitution

WACRA Affiliates


Established in 2019 the Western Australian Cardiovascular Research Alliance unites cardiovascular researchers from universities, institutes and affiliated hospitals in Western Australia.

These include:

  • The University of Western Australia (UWA)

  • Edith Cowan University (ECU)

  • Curtin University

  • Notre Dame University

  • Murdoch University

  • Western Australian Health Translation Network (WAHTN) 

  • RPH Medical Research Foundation

  • Perron Institute

  • Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research


Professor Livia Hool

WACRA Director - Chairperson

WACRA is a fantastic opportunity to position our talented Western Australian cardiovascular researchers on the national stage

Professor Markus Schlaich

WACRA Director

Cardiovascular research may not make an impact today;

but it will tomorrow

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