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William Watson


British Heart Foundation Clinical Research Training Fellow & DPhil Student

I am undertaking a DPhil in the Rider group looking into the effects of altering metabolic substrate in cardiomyopathy.

My background is in clinical cardiology, having undertaken training in the East of England in general cardiology, internal medicine and cardiac imaging and most recently worked in the heart transplantation service at Papworth Hospital in Cambridge.  I have also been trained in intensive care medicine and hold an honorary contract at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge where I work in the general adult intensive care unit.

In addition to this. I have a strong background in medical education, research and quality improvement.  Prior to moving to Oxford, I supervised clinical medicine and pathology in Cambridge, I hold a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education, an associate fellowship of the Higher Education Academy and I have written a textbook of anatomy.  I have previously undertaken research into remote ischaemic preconditioning and cardiac resynchronisation therapy and have published in these fields as part of an academic foundation programme.  Finally, I am active in medical quality improvement and as well as undertaking my own projects I work part time on a consultancy basis for a medical management consultancy.

Outside work, I ran a doctors' mess for two years, saving it from closure, doubling the footfall through it and organising a refurbishment.  When I wasn't busy doing this, I exercised my interest in comedy and theatre and have been part of several charity pantomimes, being producer on one.

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