Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke
Heart Research

Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke is currently funding almost half a million pounds towards heart research in Northern Ireland. The recipients of this funding can be seen below.

We also fund projects for research into respiratory and stroke conditions.

Diane Lees MurdockDr Diane Less-Murdock was awarded £60,595 to examine the effects of riboflavin (Vitamin B2) supplementation on individuals who have been shown to have a specific genotype which predisposes them to high blood pressure.

Professor Pascal McKeown

Cardiac death in the young and inherited cardiac conditions are important but under-researched areas.

Professor Pascal McKeown has been awarded £30,000 to develop a registry which will hopefully facilitate advancement inthe knowledge of these conditions.

Professor Tara MooreProfessor Tara McMullan from Ulster University aims to develop a simple new test to enable opticians to predict the risk of heart disease. It involves examining tiny blood vessels at the front of the eye.
The heart research project was awarded £62,247.

Professor Donna Fitzsimmons

Professor Donna Fitzsimmons from Ulster University aims to develop a supportive intervention for carers of people with advanced heart failure and evaluate its acceptability to carers. These results will undoubtedly help us improve services for patients living with heart failure and their carers
in Northern Ireland. This heart research project was awarded £89,595.

Donna has further been granted £108,557 for exploratory study of the prevalence and experience of cardiac cachexia within a population of people with advanced heart failure in Northern Ireland.

Professor Marie Murphy and Professor Alison GallagherProfessor Marie Murphy and Professor Alison Gallagher have been awarded £114,893 to lead a funded PhD.

The aim of this research is to reduce sedentary behaviour and promote physical activity in children aged 8-9 years: developing and pilot testing a low-cost, multi-component, school-based classroom intervention.

Current Heart Research Funded by Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke

Recipient(s)

Research Project

Amount Awarded

Pascal McKeown Sudden cardiac death  £30,000
Tara McMullan Eye as a window  £62,247
Donna Fitzsimmons Heart failure support  £89,595
Donna Fitzsimmons Cardiac cachexia  £108,557
Diane Lees-Murdock Riboflavin supplementation  £60,585
Marie Murphy and Alison Gallagher Promoting physical activity  £114,893

Total Awarded

 £465,877