Auckland Bioengineering Institute


Bridget Leonard

Portrait of Bridget Leonard.

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BSc(Hons) PhD

Dr Bridget Leonard is a graduate of the University of Otago and The University of Auckland. Her undergraduate studies in physiotherapy and physiology were followed by a PhD in cardiovascular physiology.

Prior to joining the Auckland Bioengineering Institute she worked as an honorary research fellow with Protemix Corporation/Professor Garth Cooper investigating the effects of diabetes on cardiac and skeletal muscle metabolism and function.

At the ABI Bridget investigated the relationship between structure and function in the heart following myocardial infarction. She undertook this work as a member of the Cardiac Research Group.