I am Professor of Cardiac Pathophysiology (since 2011).
Research: My group uses a multidisciplinary integrative physiology approach to understand the mechanisms that control cardiac function and how this is perturbed in disease. Our expertise spans whole animal in vivo methodologies to assess cardiac function and electrophysiology, whole heart optical mapping, single cell electrophysiology and intracellular ion concentration measurements, super resolution imaging (STORM) and molecular aspects of the control and dysregulation of cardiac function.
My research is currently supported by awards from The British Heart Foundation, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and The Dowager Countess Eleanor Peel Trust.
Postgraduate Students: I currently act as primary supervisor for 4 PhD students and a Clinical Research Training Fellow. I have supervised (primary supervisor) 14 PhDs and 1 MPhil to completion (100 % submission and completion on time).
Teaching: I deliver both lectures and practical classes to undergraduate Biological Sciences and Pharmacology students and offer a number of undergraduate and post-graduate taught laboratory rotations each year.
Administration: I am currently Associate Dean for Research (interim) for The Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health. I am also Deputy Academic Lead for The Biomedical Services Facility and sit on several University and Faculty Committees. Effective September 2021 I am also a member of The University of Manchester Senate.
External Roles: I am Co-Chair of The Physiological Society In Vivo Task Force and a member of The Royal Society of Biology Animal Sciences Group and UK Biosciences Coalition. I am an ad hoc reviewer for several national and international grant panels and a member of Frontiers and Europace editorial boards.
For a more detailed overview of the activities within The Division of Cardiovascular Science please follow the link below
BVSc Liverpool - 1991
After a short time in a mixed equine and small animal hospital practice in Staffordshire returned to Liverpool as a Wellcome Veterinary Clinical Training Scholar to complete the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Certificate in Veterinary Anaesthesia and a PhD in Cardiac Phsyiology within the Veterinary Faculty.
Certificate in Veterinary Anaesthesia - 1994
PhD, Liverpool - 1996
Lectureship in Veterinary Biology - Liverpool - 1998
Lectureship in Cardiac Electrophysiology - Manchester - 1999
Senior Lectureship, Manchester - 2005
Wellcome Prize (Physiological Society) - 2008
Professor of Cardiac Pathophysiology - 2011
British Heart Foundation Senior Basic Science Research Fellow - 2012
Fellow Royal Society of Biology - 2018
Fellow of The International Society for Heart Research - 2021
Bachelor Veterinary Science (commendation). University of Liverpool 1991
Certificate in Veterinary Anaesthesia. Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons 1994
Doctor of Philosophy. University of Liverpool 1996
Memberships of committees and professional bodies
Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (MRCVS)
The Physiological Society
British Society for Cardiovascular Research
International Society for Heart Research
Royal Society of Biology (Fellow, 2018)