School of Biomedical, Nutritional and Sport Sciences

Staff Profiles

Dr Christopher Eggett

Reader in Healthcare Science Education; Director of Post Graduate Taught Programmes, Faculty of Medical Sciences


University Responsibilities

  • Director, Postgraduate Taught Programmes (Faculty of Medical Sciences - Graduate School) 
  • Degree Programme Director - MSc Clinical Science (Physiological Sciences)


  • PhD – University of Sheffield, 1997
  • BSc (Hons) - University of Sheffield, 1993
  • PG Cert Learning & Teaching in Higher Education - University of Teesside, 2005
  • Newcastle Teaching Award, 2016

Accreditation / Professional Registration

  • British Society of Echocardiography Accreditation: Transthoracic Echocardiography - current
  • Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists - Registrant No. 2664
  • Fellow of The Higher Education Academy

 Professional Body Membership 

  • Fellow of the Society for Cardiological Science and Technology

External Roles

  • External Examiner - Manchester Metropolitan University (BSc Hons Healthcare Science)
  • Reviewer - 'Ultrasound' - Journal of the British Medical Ultrasound Society 

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Degree Programme Director - MSc Clinical Science (Physiological Sciences)

Board of Studies Chair - MSc Clinical Science


Module Leader

CVR8001 - Introduction to Cardiac Science

CVR8004 - Clinical Assessment & Investigations

CVR8007 - Diagnostic Approaches & Current Treatment of Cardiovascular Disorders

CVR8008 - Ultrasound Imaging in Cardiac Disease

CVR8009 - Diagnosis and Management of Cardiac Rhythm Disorders

Module Contributor

BMS2002 - Cardiac Channelopathies (5 lectures / 1 seminar / practical)

PSC2020 - Neural and hormonal control of the cardiovascular system ( 3 lectures / 1 seminar)

MSC8001 - Overview of cardiovascular and nervous system for Medical Physics students (2 lectures)

SPE1015 - Overview of cardiovascular system for Speech & Language Therapy students (2 lectures)

SES1000 - Blood (lecture) and Cardiac Function workshop

MBBS - MBBS Cardiac Physiology Tutorials and Cardiac Imaging workshop

MRes in Cardiovascular Science in Health and Disease (1 lecture)







Current projects

Providing echocardiographer expertise to SILIcoFCM trial investigating clinical and genetic determinants of disease progression and response to lifestyle interventions in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.  [Principal Investigator: Dr Djordje Jakovljevic].


Past projects

Providing echocardiographer expertise to a NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre for Chronic and/or Rare Diseases project:  Personalised home-based physical activity intervention in older adults with Heart Failure: advancing towards an effective clinical therapy  [Principal Investigator: Dr Djordje Jakovljevic].   

Providing echocardiography expertise for the RELAX trial ( A multicenter, randomized, double-blind, crossover placebo-controlled Phase II study to assess the effect of serelaxin versus placebo on high-sensitivity cardiac troponin I (hs-cTnI) release in patients with chronic heart failure after exercise when used in addition to standard of care)  [Principal Investigator: Dr Matthew Bates].