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Visit us at Stand 12


  • Come and see us and enter the draw to win a Littmann® stethoscope.

  • Connect with colleagues on their research and progress.

  • Find out how you can apply for our 2024 research funding opportunities.

  • Talk with past and present grant recipients and learn about the variety of research our funding has enabled.


Chat with our research grant recipients


Heart Foundation Research Grant RecipientThursday 15 JuneFriday 16 June
  Mrs Erina Korohina (Ngāti Porou)
  The Centre for Health Ltd
10.30am | 1pm10.30am | 3pm
  Ms Maxine Rhodes
  Te Whatu Ora - Waitaha Canterbury
10.30am | 1pm | 3pm10.30am | 1pm | 3pm
  Dr Sudish Lal
  Te Whatu Ora Southern
10.30am | 1pm | 3pm10.30am | 1pm | 3pm
  Dr Sandra Hanchard
  University of Auckland
10.30am | 1pm | 3pm10.30am | 1pm
  Dr Debbie Zhao
  University of Auckland
10.30am | 1pm1pm | 3pm
  Mrs Anita Rangitutia (Ngāti Haua)
  Te Puna Hauora o te Raki Paewhenua
10.30am10.30am | 12.30pm
  Ms Mariana Hudson (Te Whakatōhea | Ngāti Porou)  
  The Centre for Health Ltd
10.30am | 3pm10.30am
  Dr Mickey (Jui-Lin) Fan
  University of Auckland
12.30 - 1.30pm12.30 - 1.30pm
  Dr Amelia Power
  University of Auckland
12.30 - 1.30pm-
  Dr Nikki Earle
  University of Auckland
-10.30am | 3pm
  Dr Jacelyn Mei San Loh (Hughes)
  University of Auckland
  Dr Toan Pham
  University of Auckland
-12.30pm - 1.30pm
  Dr Fang Shawn Foo
  Ascot Cardiology Group
At the stand between presentations
  Dr Ayah Elsayed
  University of Auckland
At the stand between presentations
  Associate Professor Katrina Poppe
  University of Auckland
At the stand between presentations
  Dr Jichao Zhao
  University of Auckland
At the stand between presentations
  Associate Professor Anna Pilbrow
  University of Otago
At the stand between presentations



Find out about our research and training funding opportunities

The Heart Foundation offers project grants, fellowships and scholarships each year. These are awarded to health professionals and researchers.

For enquiries, contact Sibs Moyo:
09 571 4657


Funding opportunities


How can you support the next generation of researchers?

The Foundation100 Fellowship supports future heart health leaders and change-makers. 

The Foundation100 Fellowship is funded by a group of philanthropic alumni who are previous Heart Foundation research funding recipients. They share a passion for making a difference by supporting others in heart research and specialist training. 

For Foundation100 enquiries, contact Ruth Molloy:
027 578 3772




Looking for cardiac resources for your patients? 

The Heart Foundation has over 100 resources available on a range of topics in digital format or as printed copies.  

See our range of posters, pamphlets and booklets on heart conditions, heart tests, managing risk factors and healthy eating.  

Many of our resources are available in Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Te Reo, Cook Island,  Niuean, Samoan and Tongan.


Cardiac resources

We fund bench to bedside

Dr Anna Pilbrow

DNA and genetics to identify risk of heart attacks and heart failure

Dr Anna Pilbrow is the recipient of the Heart Foundation’s inaugural Foundation100 Fellowship.

Her research aims to identify people at imminent risk of a heart attack by finding markers that may circulate in the blood.

It also seeks to establish genetic markers identifying people most likely to develop heart failure after a heart attack.


Watch Anna's video


Learn about Anna's research

New pacemaker a ‘game changer’ for heart failure treatment

Dr David Crossman is investigating the benefits of a newly developed pacemaker that could potentially reverse the decline of failing hearts.

Unlike current cardiac pacemakers, which pace the heart at regular intervals, this new device modulates heart rate in response to breathing.

The pacemaker mimics heart rate patterns that are prominent in elite athletes.


Learn about David's research

Dr Sandra Hanchard

Inaugural Pacific Research Fellow enhancing discharge planning equity

Dr Sandra Hanchard was awarded the Heart Foundation’s inaugural Pacific Research Fellowship.

Her project on Equity-focused discharge planning for heart failure seeks to understand what equity looks like for discharge planning and how some disparities in outcomes for Māori and Pacific people develop.


Kaupapa Māori action research to reduce nutrition inequities

Erina Korohina was awarded a Heart Foundation Māori Cardiovascular Research Fellowship.

She’s using kaupapa Māori approaches to support whanau and communities to develop an approach to eating well that works for them in their environment and with resources that are easily accessible.


Erina Korohina