PhD (VUW), MBmedSc (VUW), BSc (Massey)
I completed both my Masters and PhD in Biomedical Science through Victoria University of Wellington, before undertaking a post-doctoral fellowship here at the University of Otago, Wellington campus. The main focus of my research has always been centred in developing better scoring tools for stratifying risk in cardiac disease. Identifying patients who are at increased risk of adverse clinical events means patient management can be personalised in order to improve patient outcomes.
My current research uses a mixture of molecular and genetic techniques in order to identify biomarkers relating to inflammation, small RNA molecules and genetic variants measured in patients who have suffered a heart attack. My research is done through Wellington Cardiovascular Research Group, and we work closely with cardiologists from Wellington Hospital in how we can best apply biomedical information so patients can benefit from better risk assessment models.
There are several postgraduate research opportunities (Honours, Masters, PhD) available in this field through the Wellington Cardiovascular Research Group.
Department of Surgery & Anaesthesia
University of Otago, Wellington
PO Box 7343
- Lecturer, Surgery and Anaesthesia
- Scientist, Wellington Cardiovascular Research Group
- Postgraduate Biomedical Seminar Series Co-ordinator
- Translational Cardiovascular Medicine
Yiu, J. Y. T., Hally, K. E., Larsen, P. D., & Holley, A. S. (2023). Neutrophil-enriched biomarkers and long-term prognosis in acute coronary syndrome: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s12265-023-10425-2
Holley, A., Yiu, J., Hally, K., & Larsen, P. (2023). Neutrophil biomarkers and long-term prognosis in acute coronary syndrome: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Heart, Lung & Circulation, 32(Suppl. 3), 678. doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2023.06.582
Blackshaw, C., Hally, K., Harding, S., Fairley, S., Larsen, P., & Holley, A. (2023). Gender differences in demographics, management, and clinical outcomes in AMI patients. Heart, Lung & Circulation, 32(Suppl. 3), 386. doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2023.06.382
Yiu, J. Y. T., Hally, K. E., Larsen, P. D., & Holley, A. S. (2023). Increased levels of low density neutrophils (LDNs) in myocardial infarction. Acta Cardiologica, 78(1), 47-54. doi: 10.1080/00015385.2021.2015145
Whitfield, P., Sword, D., Holley, A., Walsh, E., Weatherall, M., Shepherd, P. R., … Hall, R. M., & Krebs, J. D. (2022). The metabolic effects of a CREBRF gene variant in NZ women. Proceedings of the 45th New Zealand Society for the Study of Diabetes (NZSSD) Annual Scientific Meeting. (pp. 46). Retrieved from https://www.ivvy.com.au/event/NZSSD22/welcome.html