Professor of Physiological Biochemistry
I came to Oxford in 1991, having gained my PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Queensland and subsequently spending four years working at Harvard University Medical School NMR Laboratory in Massachusetts. I have over 20 years’ experience in cardiovascular magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and spectroscopy.
I currently head the Cardiac Metabolism Research Group (CMRG) within the Department. Ours is a large group, split into a number of smaller groups. Our research is directed towards understanding the metabolic control of gene expression in heart failure and in the diabetic heart, as well as the use of stem cells to treat the infarcted heart. In recent years, my own research has focused on the effects of diet on energy metabolism in heart, brain and skeletal muscle, and thereby on physical performance and cognitive function.
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