Organisation profile


The Division of Cardiovascular Sciences combines clinical, translational and discovery science research to advance our understanding of cardiovascular disease and to transform the lives of patients.

Our innovative, interdisciplinary and international collaborative research is reducing the burden of heart and circulatory disease in many ways.  

The impact and breadth of cardiovascular research, conducted with researchers from numerous Divisions across the University, is illustrated by the cases highlighted on our heart and circulatory research page

Our research

Heart failure

By defining pathophysiological mechanisms and the interplay between obesity, ageing, co-morbidities and environmental factors in the setting of heart failure, we will identify novel biomarkers for early detection and prevention of disease; identify and evaluate novel therapeutic approaches; and develop precision risk stratification strategies for the management of patients with heart failure.

Stroke, vascular dementia and blood vessel diseases

Using multi-disciplinary approaches, we are discovering novel mechanisms underlying these vascular diseases to identify and develop translatable therapeutic targets; and identifying factors that predict adverse outcomes in order to improve early detection of disease; and improve patient outcomes and clinical care through novel rehabilitation regimens.

Cardiovascular genetics and genomics

We are taking forward our genetic discoveries in hypertension, congenital heart disease and inherited cardiac conditions using functional genomics and deep longitudinal phenotyping (immunophenotyping, advanced imaging, and tissue poly-omics) to better understand phenotypic complexity and to identify novel drug/drug repurposing opportunities.

Our commitment to training and teaching to develop the next generation of scientists, clinicians and future leaders in cardiovascular research.

We provide trainees (clinical and non-clinical) at all stages of their career with opportunities and support to engage in research and academic training.

These include postgraduate study through the Manchester British Heart Foundation 4-year PhD Programme and our MSc in Cardiovascular Health and Disease.

Clinical trainees can join our ACL and ACF programmes in Cardiology, Dementia, Vascular Surgery, Emergency Medicine and Acute Care. 

Head of Division

Professor Elizabeth Cartwright

Division Research Lead 

Professor Chris Miller 

Our researchers

View list of researchers within the Division


Lesley Jordan, Deputy School Operations Manager 

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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