Areas of Expertise

  • Echocardiography
  • Ventricular-arterial coupling
  • Heart valve disease
  • Point-of-care ultrasound
  • Sub-clinical cardiovascular dysfunction


  1. & ST elevation in a patient with small bowel occlusion and gastric distension—What is the most likely explanation? A hypothesis generating case report. Journal of Electrocardiology 57, 77-80.
  2. & Point-of-care echocardiographic screening for left-sided valve heart disease: high yield and affordable cost in an elderly cohort recruited in primary practice. Echo Research and Practice 6(3), 71-79.
  3. & Hand-held ultrasonography: An opportunity for “hands-on” teaching of medicine. MedEdPublish 7(2)
  4. & Do left atrial strain and strain rate reflect intrinsic atrial function, or are they determined by left ventricular function?. Kardiologia Polska, 539-548.
  5. & Central arterial stiffness and diastolic function are associated with insulin resistance and abdominal obesity in young women but polycystic ovary syndrome does not confer additional risk. Human Reproduction 29(9), 2041-2049.


  • SHC330 Professional Practice 3

    This is a module that builds upon SHC150 Professional Practice 1 and SHC230 Professional Practice 2 from years 1 and 2 to provide the student with an in depth understanding of professional practice as it applies to healthcare science.

  • SHC331 Healthcare Science Research Project

    This module will facilitate the planning, execution and dissemination of a research project with direct relevance to the clinical specialism. Students will be expected to plan, execute and disseminate a literature review, audit or service improvement project.

  • SHC338 Evidence-Based Practice in Cardiology

    The module will prepare students for their professional role as a healthcare science practitioner in Cardiology. Students will gain an understanding of their role in the patient pathway and the importance of evidence-based practice that considers patient-centred care.

  • SHCM00 Clinical Assessment for Healthcare Scientists

    This module will give practitioners the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding which underpins the use of clinical assessment in the context of differential diagnosis. Practitioners will be expected to apply knowledge and basic skills of clinical assessment to their individual scope of practice within a cardiology, respiratory physiology or sleep-disordered breathing clinic. The opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the role of other diagnostic modalities such as radiology and pathology are integral to the module.

  • SHCM02 Applied Pathophysiology for Healthcare Scientists

    This module provides an underpinning knowledge of pathophysiology which is essential for accurate clinical examination and differential diagnosis by advanced practitioners.

  • SHVM00 Applied Anatomy and Pathophysiology for Long Term Chronic Conditions Management

    This module is used to underpin the applied knowledge required to understand the clinical presentation and management of specific long term and chronic conditions.


  • Point-of-care ultrasound scans (POCUS) performed by nurses- are they accurate and do they aid clinical management? (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Prof Deborah Fitzsimmons