GOHaD’s research interests are focused on the genetic and environmental contributions to disease, in particular common complex human diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, preeclampsia, asthma, schizophrenia and cancers.

These diseases have a substantial genetic involvement that has proven difficult to fully understand. Advances in statistical genetics, super-computing and high-throughput ‘omics’ technologies make this an unprecedented time for rapid disease gene discovery that will pave the way for development of new treatments and strategies to improve human health.


Cardiovascular Disease

    Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the biggest cause of mortality in Australia. CVD describes a collection of diseases of the heart and blood vessels, including heart attack and stroke. The risk of developing these diseases is affected by our diet and lifestyle and also by the genetic makeup that we inherit. Our work aims to identify the specific heritable genetic differences between individuals that put us at greater risk of cardiovascular disease.

  • The Busselton Family Heart Study and CVD, in collaboration with The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and the Busselton Population Medical Research Institute.

Population Studies

Pregnancy Disorders

Neuropsychiatric Disorders

Sleep Disorders

The Centre welcomes collaborations on any of these interests as well as new projects.
Contact the director, Professor Eric Moses, for more information.

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