Consultant Cardiologist with major interest in heart failure, Freeman Hospital since July 2004.
Honorary Clinical Readership in Heart Failure, Newcastle University
NHS Consultant with responsibility for advanced heart failure supporting heart transplant and ventricular assist device programmes at the Freeman Hospital
MB BCh (2.2 Hons): Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 1986
MD (NUI) 1998
Specialist Register in Cardiology 2004
1997-2004 Assistant Professor of Medicine, Section of Heart Failure and Transplantation Cardiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Training at: University of Pittsburgh and Johns Hopkins University USA, and Beaumont Hospital, Dublin
Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award, National Institutes of Health, 1999-2004
British Heart Foundation Clinical Leave Research Fellowship 2012-15
Congestive heart failure/cardiomyopathy.
Transgenic mouse models of cardiomyopathy and altered myofilament function
Magnetic resonance imaging
Myocardial calcium handling
Ventricular mechanics, aging, cardiac function and energetics.
In-vivo cardiac pressure volume loops in mouse models of cardiomyopathy
Magnetic resonance imaging of cardiac function and calcium handling with Mn2+ contrast enhancement
Magnetic resonance imaging of changes in cardiac function and energetics with ageing
British Heart Foundation Clinical Leave Research Fellowship (current)
Previously funded by Heart Research UK, Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (Stroke and Cardiovacular Aging themes), US National Institutes of Health Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award, American Heart Association