Lisa Wong, Operations Manager at Healthy Hearts for Aotearoa New Zealand (HHANZ) Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE)
Lisa Wong is the Research Operations Manager for the newly awarded Pūtahi Manawa| Healthy Hearts for Aotearoa New Zealand (HHANZ) Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE). Lisa has a BKin (Hons) from the University of Calgary and an MSc from University of British Columbia. She has worked in the tertiary education and clinical research sectors across Canada, the UK, and here in Aotearoa, primarily in the areas of physiology and cardiovascular health. Joining the Waipapa Taumata Rau | The University of Auckland in 2019, she worked with Prof Julian Paton to help set up the local centre for heart research, Manaaki Manawa, which now hosts Pūtahi Manawa | HHANZ CoRE. Pūtahi Manawa is a national network of researchers, clinicians, educationalists, and community members seeking to go beyond bench to bedside, creating new ways of working together for meaningful collaborations across disciplines, sectors, and communities for equitable heart health outcomes across Aotearoa.