Position: Professor of Cardiology
Location: London, UK
I graduated from Oxford University in 1992 and initially trained in General Medicine and Cardiology at St Georges Hospital, London and the Hammersmith Hospital. At that stage I was keen to on interventional cardiology and undertook a PhD examining myocardial protection & collateral vessel development at St Thomas’ Hospital under Profs. Mike Marber & Jeremy Pearson where I was awarded the Young Investigator Award of the British Cardiac Society for this research in 2002. I was also a finalist in the NASPE (now HRS) Young Investigator following a study of non-contact mapping in heart failure which was a serendiptous sideline project! This set my focus onto becoming a electrophysiologist as it enabed me to combine my clinical interests and undertake mechanistic research. I completed my EP training at St Thomas’ obtaining CCT in 2004.
I then took a Lecturer position at the Heart Hospital to both refine my clinical training and develop my academic career. I became a Consultant Cardiologist and HEFCE Senior Lecturer in Electrophysiology at UCL in 2006 & Professor of Cardiology in 2015. Now, I conduct specialist arrhythmia clinics and a nationally recognized clinic studying families with inherited arrhythmia syndromes aswell as EP and device procedures. I received the British Cardiovascular Society Michael Davies Early Career Award in 2015. I am currently CV Research co-lead at Barts NHS Trust and British Heart Rhythm Society Research Committee Chair.
My research group focuses on ventricular arrhythmogenesis in inherited arrhythmia syndromes and cardiomyopathic disease supported by MRC, Welcome Trust, BHF.