Clinical Research Assistant
In 2018 I graduated with first class honours in BSc Medical Physiology from King's College London, winning the McDowell Physiology prize for the highest degree mark in the year. Whilst studying in London, I conducted a third year research project, and a subsequent research fellowship, investigating the effect of pedalling cadence on skeletal muscle oxygenation in cycling. This resulted in winning the Physiological Society's Rob Clarke award and having my manuscript published in the International Journal of Sports Medicine.
Within my role as a clinical research assistant at CCRF I am responsible for recruiting and consenting participants onto research studies, collecting and processing clinical data for these studies and the setup of new clinical studies in the department. I also perform echocardiographic scans and reports to assist with additional echo studies in the department.
I am principally involved in the EVAREST study, which aims to improve the diagnostic accuracy of stress echocardiography in cardiovascular disease across 30 participating UK NHS sites. This also involves inter-disciplinary collaboration with Ultromics Ltd. and Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc. to investigate the impact of artificial intelligence and contrast agents in the diagnosis of cardiovascular disease. I am also involved in the TEPHRA study, investigating the effect of exercise in the treatment of hypertension in young adults.
Formenti F. et al, (2019), Int J Sports Med, 40, 305 - 311