Faculty of Medical Sciences

Staff Profile

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)







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].


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].