Ekta Dahiya

Ekta Singh Dahiya, a PhD candidate with NISAN, also based in IBTec, is the holder of an AUT Vice-Chancellor's Doctoral Scholarship. Ekta’s PhD topic will investigate a novel method of measuring pulse wave velocity (a measure of arterial stiffness and cardiovascular risk). She will be conducting a cross sectional study, to establish expected ranges for a New Zealand population.

Primary Supervisor: Rita Krishnamurthi, Co-Supervisor: Valery Feigin. Advisor: Priya Parmar.

Title: To validate a new non-invasive arterial Pulse Wave Velocity (aPWV) monitor and determine the reference values of aPWV for healthy New Zealand population based on ethnic variability.