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Cardiac Physiologists

Meet Cardiac Physiologists Team

We are very proud of the team we have at the London Bridge Pacemaker and Defibrillator Centre. All of our staff are trained to the highest level and this is demonstrated by the fact that each device specialist is accredited by the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners or the Heart Rhythm UK Council.

Below is a brief biography of each member of our team, please do not hesitate to contact any one of us if you have any questions regarding our service.

 

Anita McDonald

Anita is the general Cardiology Manager of both the London Bridge and Lister Hospital, but has specific training in the pacemaker and defibrillator field. She completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise Physiology) Degree at the University of Queensland, and has worked in Hospitals both in Australia and the UK, joining London Bridge Hospital in 2010 as the Head of the Pacing Clinic. She has studied extensively within this field, having undertaken comprehensive clinical training. Anita is also a member of the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners (IBHRE), and has been awarded Allied Professional accreditation as a Certified Cardiac Specialist in both Pacing and Electrophysiology. 

Ian Kirkpatrick

Ian is currently the Cardiology Deputy Manager and is the Head of the London Pacing and Defibrillator Centre. He completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise Physiology) Degree at the University of Queensland, and has also completed an Honours Degree in Clinical Physiology (Cardiology) from City of Westminster College, London. Prior to joining London Bridge Hospital, Ian spent three and a half years at the Royal Brompton Hospital. He has studied extensively within this field, having undertaken comprehensive clinical training as well as attending a number of international conferences during recent years. Ian is also a member of the IBHRE, and has been awarded Allied Professional accreditation as both a Certified Cardiac Device Specialist, as well as Electrophysiology Specialist. 

Jarrad Shaw

Jarrad is the Lead Cardiac Physiologist and Head of the Electrophysiology (EP) service. Jarrad studied and obtained a Bachelor of Exercise Science at Griffith University, Australia in 2005. In November 2006, Jarrad commenced clinical training at the Royal Brompton Hospital where he spent the next nine years specialising in all cardiac modalities (Coronary intervention, Pacing and EP). During this time he successfully completed his Bachelor of Science (BSc) with Honours in Clinical Physiology (Majoring in Cardiology). It was during his time at the Royal Brompton Hospital that Jarrad developed a strong interest in Electrophysiology and cardiac devices (Pacemakers / ICD). In 2012 he became a Cardiac Device specialist after successfully passing the prestigious IBHRE exam in Cardiac Implantable Devices. This was followed up by successfully completing the Electrophysiology IBHRE exam becoming an Electrophysiology Specialist. 

Kirsty Diss

Kirsty studied Sport and Exercise Science at DeMontford University in 2004. Whilst studying one of her lecturers specialised in Cardiology and motivated her to become a Cardiac Physiologist. Kirsty initially started in a student role at the Lister Hospital, Stevenage, where she completed the first year of an Honours Degree in Clinical Physiology (Cardiology) from City of Westminster College, London. She then completed the degree whilst working at the Royal Brompton Hospital. Kirsty became a Senior Cardiac Physiologist shortly after completing her degree and began to specialise in cardiac devices. In September 2012 Kirsty joined us at London Bridge Hospital and now manages our home monitoring division. In August 2013 she successfully became a member of the IBHRE as a certified Cardiac Device Specialist. 

Anthony Murphy

Anthony studied Sports and Exercise Science at Aberystwyth University in 2004. Like Kirsty, he was motivated to become a Cardiac Physiologist when he particularly enjoyed one of his lectures specialising in Cardiology. He decided to study Clinical Cardiac Physiology at Middlesex University whilst working at the Essex Cardiothoracic Centre between 2008 and2011. He then went on to work at King’s College Hospital between 2011 and2015 where he undertook specialist training in Cardiac Rhythm Management (cardiac devices) and Cardiac Electrophysiology (EP). In 2013 Anthony became a British Heart Rhythm Society (BHRS) and an International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners (IBHRE) Certified Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS) and in 2016 he became a BHRS and IBHRE EP specialist. 

Courtney Harris

Courtney has been working in the Cardiology Department at London Bridge Hospital since 2012. Similar to both Anita and Ian; Courtney studied at the University of Queensland and completed a Batchelor of Applied Science in Human Movement Studies in 2009. She worked in both the private and public sectors in Brisbane before moving to London in 2011. Whilst at London Bridge Hospital, Courtney has completed extensive clinical training within cardiology and formed a particular passion for Electrophysiology. Since Courtney has been a member of our centre, she has become a member of the prestigious IBHRE, having been awarded Allied Professional accreditation as an Electrophysiology Specialist in 2015. 

Nathan Riedy

Nathan is yet another graduate from the University of Queensland where he completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise Physiology) degree in 2010. Nathan received the majority of his training at the world renowned Prince Charles Hospital in Brisbane. Along with his foundation training in general Cardiology; it was at the Prince Charles that Nathan developed an interest in Cardiac devices and Electrophysiology and we are now lucky to benefit from this training. In 2014 Nathan successfully became a member of the IBHRE as a certified Cardiac Device Specialist. 

Alistair Vincent

Alistair studied Education at the University of Otago. He followed that by completing a Masters in Exercise Physiology at the University of Queensland. Whilst he has a broad range of knowledge throughout Cardiology, Alistair has specialised in Invasive Cardiology, and has a particular interest in Cardiac Devices. He has studied extensively within this field and has undertaken a variety of training and certification courses in pacing. Alistair is also a member of the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners, and has been awarded Allied Professional accreditation as a Certified Cardiac Device Specialist. 

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