University of Manchester
Programme Director of British Heart Foundation 4 year PhD programme Programme Director of MRes in Cardiovascular Sciences Deputy Programme Director of MRes in Cardiovascular Health and Disease Member of the Cardiovascular, Metabolism and Nutritional Sciences Domain management group School of Medical Sciences Business Engagement lead Division of Cardiovascular Sciences Business Engagement lead Chair of School of Medical Sciences PGT Academic Malpractice panel Academic Lead for International Student Relations for MBChB programme Module Lead for Cardiorespiratory Fitness for Year 1 MBChB programme I am the Programme Director of the British Heart Foundation 4 year PhD programme at the University of Manchester. In the first year of the 4 year BHF PhD programme the students undertake an MRes in Cardiovascular Sciences. This introduces students to a combination of taught and mini project research options designed to develop theoretical knowledge and practical training in a broad range of research methodologies, disciplines and subject areas, before undertaking a full PhD project.
My role as a Reader in Cardiovascular Sciences is multi-faceted; principally I carry out research into the molecular basis of left ventricular dysfunction and heart failure using a combination of transgenesis and gene knockout technologies, molecular biology and analysis of cardiac physiology. Much of this research is carried out in collaboration with a number of post-graduate students under my supervision and is funded by grants from British Heart Foundation and MRC.