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Bio-engineering (cardiovascular simulations and device interactions); Advanced Statistics applied to human population data or genetic data sets; Health economic models, Gene association studies

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1997 …2024

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Personal profile

Research Interests

  • Cardiovascular and metabolic disease, including mechanisms, pathology, computer bioengineering simulation, community screening, genetics 
  • Pharmacological drug targets
  • Medical devices with a focus on cardiovascular & photobiomodulation 
  • Rare diseases and genomic targets 
  • Industry collaboration 

Research Profile

Professor Craig McLachlan is the research director of the Centre for Healthy Futures at Torrens University. PhD trained in experimental medicine, Professor McLachlan is an active research collaborator and a highly skilled information integration specialist in biological mechanisms of disease.

His research disciplines span public health, pharmacology, physiology, and translational medicine (with a focus on cardiovascular medicine and technology innovation). He is a strong rare disease advocate and, from a research perspective, focuses on cutting-edge genomics to identify new therapeutic targets with a low toxicity profile for the patient. His primary focus is technologies and health solutions that improve disease outcomes and quality of life.

He also assists 2 NGOs in a voluntary capacity; where these NGOs are based in Nepal and Kenya, respectively, generating interesting research opportunities. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Grad Cert (Trade Mark Law & Practice)


PhD (Medicine), Electrophysiological, haemodynamic and morphologic studies on the late opening of the infarct related coronary artery


Master (Public Health & Tropical Medicine), Cardiac Gap Junction Expression in Murine Cerebral Malaria


BSc (Honours), The effect of smoking on sweat output in conscious man



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