BA (hons), BMBCh (hons), FRCP (UK), DPhil (Oxon)
Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine
- British Heart Foundation Senior Clinical Research Fellow
- Deputy Clinical Director of OCMR
- Honorary Consultant Cardiologist
After studying medicine at Pembroke College (1996-2002) I completed the Royal College Examinations and specialized in Cardiology. In 2005 I was awarded a Wellcome Trust Junior Research Fellowship to complete my DPhil in Cardiovascular medicine at Oxford, where I used advanced cardiac magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy to study the effects of obesity and weight loss on myocardial metabolism and function. For this work I was awarded the American Heart Association Young Investigator Award for Nutrition Physical Activity and Metabolism (2008) and took up the role of Clinical Lecturer in Cardiovascular Medicine in Oxford in 2010 where I furthered my research into obesity. In 2015 I was appointed as an Honorary Consultant Cardiologist and Deputy Clinical Director or the University of Oxford Centre for Clinical Magnetic Resonance Research. I held a British Heart Foundation Intermediate Clinical Research Fellowship between 2016 and 2022 and was awarded the BHF/BCS Michael Davies Early Career Award in 2019, and followed this with a British Heart Foundation Senior Clinical Research Fellowship award in 2022. I now run a research group that uses advanced cardiac magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy to investigate the relationship between cardiac substrate metabolism, cardiac energetics and cardiac function in multiple diseases with a focus on cardiometabolic heart disease and heart failure.
Exercise capacity following SARS-CoV-2 infection is related to changes in cardiovascular and lung function in military personnel.
Chamley RR. et al, (2023), Int J Cardiol
Association Between Type 2 Diabetes and Changes in Myocardial Structure, Contractile Function, Energetics, and Blood Flow Before and After Aortic Valve Replacement in Patients With Severe Aortic Stenosis.
Jex N. et al, (2023), Circulation, 148, 1138 - 1153
Role of Cardiac Energetics in Aortic Stenosis Disease Progression: Identifying the High-risk Metabolic Phenotype.
Monga S. et al, (2023), Circ Cardiovasc Imaging, 16
Phenotyping heart failure by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging of cardiac macro- and microscopic structure: state of the art review.
Pan J. et al, (2023), Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging, 24, 1302 - 1317
Retained Metabolic Flexibility of the Failing Human Heart.
Watson WD. et al, (2023), Circulation, 148, 109 - 123