Cardiovascular Epidemiology Research Centre

Organisation profile

Organisation profile

The Cardiovascular Epidemiology Research Centre (CERC) is dedicated to being a world leading research group, contributing to tangible and substantial improvements in the cardiovascular health of populations. 

The mission of CERC is to use innovative epidemiological methods and analytical techniques to leverage diverse and complex data sources, to improve clinical care, health services and health policy for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and related conditions. 

CERC’s research is structured around five main themes:

  • CVD Monitoring;
  • Indigenous CVD Health;
  • Clinical Epidemiology and Trials;
  • CVD Risk Factors; and
  • CVD Pharmacoepidemiology.

CERC was established in 2023 and originated from the Cardiovascular Research Group which has been conducting research within the School of Population and Global Health for over 30 years.

Researchers within CERC are involved in a wide range of studies including data linkage studies using WA, national and international datasets, the STOPstroke study, the Busselton Health Study, the WA Heart Valves Study (WAVES), the Secondary Prevention for All in Need (SPAN) trial, the Bettering Aboriginal Heart Health in WA study, and the End Rheumatic Heart Disease in Australia (ERASE) Study.

Inaugural Co-Directors of CERC are Dr Siobhan Hickling and Dr Lee Nedkoff

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


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