Senior Lecturer in Healthcare Sciences (Cardiac Physiology)
I am a Senior Lecturer in Physiology, specialising in Cardiac and Respiratory Physiology at the University of Sunderland.
Alongside university and education, my background is in Clinical Cardiology. I have 30 years' service and experience within Cardiology in the NHS as a Senior Cardiac Physiologist working in several hospital Trusts throughout the North East of England since 1991, and as Cardiology Service Manager for six years. I hold a degree and masters qualification in Advanced Clinical Cardiology and hold a professional accreditation in cardiac ultrasound – echocardiography (BSE).
I maintain my clinical skills and knowledge by performing regular clinical cardiac ultrasound sessions to a range of patients in a busy NHS Cardiology Department in our region.
This range of clinical experience and continued professional practice allows me to stay current, engage with clinical and professional practice, which I can transfer into my teaching.
Teaching and supervision
Currently I teach on BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science – Cardiac Physiology and support clinical placements as a placement link tutor.
I am module leader for HCS109, HCS110, HCS233 and HCS338 and support teaching Cardiac Physiology on BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science.
I also support the Medical School teaching cardiac ultrasound (echocardiography).
My area of expertise within the NHS setting is in cardiac ultrasound – Echocardiography.
Research interests for potential research students
My specific areas of interest are in Cardiology, particularly heart disease, valve disease, heart failure and Cardiac diagnostic investigations such as ECG and echocardiography.
I am also interested in clinical leadership and developing patient pathways which promote patient centred care.
I am actively involved as co-author in current research within the university collaborating with Sport Physiology team to look at effects of Cardiac & Respiratory parameters following an 8-week exercise intervention.
I supervise and support final year graduates in their research projects.
- Member of RCCP
- Member of Academy for Healthcare Science (AHCS)
- Member of Society for Cardiological Science and Technology (SCST)
- Member of British Society of Echocardiography (BSE)
- Expert advisor for NICE