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Research Professor Christopher J. Charles

Christopher J. Charles

BSc(Cant) MSc(Cant) PhD(Otago)


Christchurch Heart Institute
Department of Medicine
University of Otago, Christchurch
PO Box 4345
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

Current Roles

  • Research Professor Christchurch Heart Institute
  • Co-Director, Physiology Division, Christchurch Heart Institute
  • Deputy Head of Department, Research - Department of Medicine
  • Principal Investigator, HRC Project Grant and Named Investigator, HRC Programme Grant

Research Interests

  • integrative cardiovascular, endocrine and renal physiology of pressure/volume homeostasis
  • bioactivity of vasoactive hormones including natriuretic peptides, adrenomedullins and urocortins
  • pathophysiology of myocardial infarction, heart failure and sudden cardiac death
  • cardiac sympathetic nervous activity in health and disease

Professional Memberships/Roles

  • 2008-present, (Co)Chair, Medical Sciences Congress and Treasurer, NZ Society Medical Sciences
  • 2005-present, Executive Council of Physiological Society of New Zealand
  • 2006-2009, Executive Council of NZ Society of Endocrinology