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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
  • Named Investigator, HRC Programme Grant
  • Concurrent appointment with Cardiovascular Research Institute (CVRI), National University Singapore

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

Professional memberships / roles

  • 2008-present, Executive Council and Treasurer, NZ Society Medical Sciences (MedSci)