Position: Clinical Senior Lecturer - Cardiology
Location: Glasgow, UK
Dr Rachel Myles is a Wellcome Trust Intermediate Fellow and Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Glasgow and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist at the Royal Infirmary in Glasgow. Rachel trained in Medicine at the University of Oxford and Kings College London. She completed a PhD in cardiac electrophysiology at the University of Glasgow in 2009 and a post-doctoral scholarship at UC Davis in 2011. On her return to Glasgow Rachel was awarded a Wellcome Trust Intermediate Fellowship and started her own independent research group, becoming a Consultant in 2016. Rachel divides her time between her clinical practice in electrophysiology and translational research into the mechanisms of ventricular arrhythmias. Her work examines the mechanisms of ventricular arrhythmia from a translational perspective, including examining the basis for ECG-based risk stratification tools for sudden cardiac death, the impact of the sympathetic nervous system in ventricular arrhythmia post-MI, the impact of scar on myocardial conduction and the mechanisms of Torsades de Pointes in the long QT syndrome.