A/PROF Christine Wright

A/PROF Christine Wright


  • Cardiovascular pharmacology (Hypertension; vascular reactivity in vivo; haemodynamics)
  • Pharmacodynamics and analytical pharmacology (Myography; isolated cardiac and vascular tissues)
  • Safety pharmacology (QTc; Cardiac and blood pressure effects in vivo and in vitro)
  • Toxinology (Venom pharmacology)



  • Christine Wright is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics where she is the head of the Cardiovascular Therapeutics Unit. She has established a strong reputation with 100 peer-reviewed publications including 7 book chapters and 3 invited reviews; these have received 3491 citations to date (Google Scholar 12/2016). Her current research interests and expertise include whole animal cardiovascular pharmacology in hypertension, regional vascular reactivity, endothelin pharmacology and snake venom pharmacology. She has a long track record in analytical pharmacology of peptides such as endothelin and omega-conotoxins in sophisticated in vitro and in vivo bioassays, as well as in complex chronic cardiovascular disease models, especially hypertension, regional vascular reactivity and haemodynamics, and related data analyses and advanced statistics. The Cardiovascular Therapeutics Unit has collaborated regularly with Big Pharma and Australian Biotech companies in small to medium term contract research projects.   


Member of

  • International Society on Toxinology. Member 2012 -
  • High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia. Member 1982 -
  • Australasian Society of Clinical & Experimental Pharmacologists & Toxicologists. Member 1982 - 2010
  • British Pharmacological Society. Member 1990 - 2004


Selected publications


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Education and training

  • PhD, Monash University 1986
  • BSc(Hons), Monash University 1982



Available for supervision

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