Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research

PASCAR Heart of Africa Taskforce

Heart failure is a common and serious problem in Africa due to rheumatic heart disease, cardiomyopathy and poorly managed hypertension. In the past decade, several members of …

Travel grant funding success

Ms. Jill Leckey, PhD Candidate at the Centre for Exercise and Nutrition has recently been awarded a …

Heart of Africa

Professor Simon Stewart, Director of the Mary MacKillop Institute for Health, in collaboration with leading cardiologists from Africa, recently met with his fellow editors to finalise plans for …

Mentoring and supporting heart research in Mozambique

During a recent to visit to Africa to fulfill his duties as a Member of the Pan-Africa Society of Cardiology’s Task Force on Heart Failure, Professor Simon Stewart …

New Institute focused on real health needs

Saint Mary MacKillop’s call to “never see a need without doing something about it” is the driving force behind ACU’s new Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research, which has …

Reducing health risks

ACU-led research has found that a critical intervention program cuts risk factors for heart disease and diabetes. A centralised statewide coaching program for Queensland …

Epidemic rate for heart condition

Research has found that Australians suffering from atrial fibrillation will reach epidemic proportions over the next 20 years. The prevalence of atrial fibrillation – …

ACU to raise awareness of early drinking in WA

Researchers from Australian Catholic University (ACU) will lead a three-year community-based intervention in Western Australia to raise awareness amongst parents of the effects of early alcohol …