Dr Nikki Earle

BSc (Hons), PhD


Nikki Earle is a Heart Foundation Research Fellow in the Heart Health Research group in the Department of Medicine, led by Professor Rob Doughty.

She undertook her PhD from 2012-2014 focusing on the genetic causes of sudden cardiac death, particularly in those with inherited heart conditions such as long QT syndrome and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. This research was carried out with the Cardiac Inherited Diseases Group New Zealand.

Research | Current

Nikki's current research is mainly focused on cardiovascular genetics, using DNA- and RNA-based technologies to investigate the causes of coronary artery disease at different stages in the disease process, and increase the accuracy of risk assessment.

In addition she works with the Cardiac Inherited Diseases Group New Zealand investigating methods for detecting and diagnosing inherited heart disease in the community with the aim of preventing sudden death. 

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

Contact details

Primary office location

M&HS BUILDING 507 - Bldg 507
Level 2, Room 2001
New Zealand