I was appointed a BTRU Clinical Research Fellow in October 2016, working in Professor Andrew Fisher’s team focusing on Theme 3 Resuscitating and reconditioning thoracic organs ex vivo.
I am a senior Respiratory Registrar training in the South East Scotland Deanery, most recently based at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. I was born and bred in Glasgow and completed my medical degree at Glasgow Medical School in 2008. I completed core medical training in Glasgow and moved to Edinburgh in 2013 for specialty training in Respiratory Medicine.
I have taken time out of my registrar training to gain experience in research and academia and feel honoured to be joining such an experienced team of research clinicians. My research will focus on using ex vivo lung perfusion as a route for introducing and evaluating novel therapeutic interventions designed to improve the quality of donor lungs. We will also be collaborating with Dr Kev Dhaliwal’s team at Queen’s Medical Research Institute, University of Edinburgh, to use novel imaging techniques in the form of optical endomicropscopy, which can be used to assess the donor lungs in real time.
This area of research is both novel and unique in this field and I am delighted to be a part of the team. I plan to spend 2 years in research and complete an MD.