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Dr Henry West

BMedSc (Hon), MBBS

DPhil Student

I am from Tasmania, Australia, where I completed my medical science degree and subsequently medical training at the University of Tasmania. I received a Rhodes Scholarship (Tasmania & Balliol, 2018) to come to Oxford to read a DPhil within the Cardiovascular Medicine Group at the Radcliffe Department of Medicine. My supervisors are Professor Charalambos Antoniades and Professor Keith Channon.

My research interests are in cardiovascular imaging techniques and analysis to improve the early detection of clinically relevant vessel disease. My work in Oxford will be focussed on computed tomography imaging of the coronary arteries. Previously, my work at the Menzies Institute for Medical Research at the University of Tasmania was primarily focussed on novel ultrasound measures of carotid artery pathology and secondarily on the epidemiology of early life smoking exposures.

I have a general interest in preventative medicine and I have spent two periods in Uganda working on a small evidence-based anti-malaria project in conjunction with local health organisations. I am a keen runner and I have competed in numerous ultra-marathons. While at Oxford I will be playing squash and joining in novice rowing for Balliol College.

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