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Jamie O'Driscoll

Dr Jamie O'Driscoll

Reader

School of Psychology and Life Sciences

I am a Reader in Cardiovascular Physiology

I am a Reader in Cardiovascular Physiology at Canterbury Christ Church University and Registered Clinical Scientist in Cardiology. I have a keen research interest in the role of cardiac imaging, in particular the use of stress echocardiography in a range of clinical disease states including ischaemic heart disease, heart failure, hypertension as well as valvular heart disease. My recent work has focused on how cutting-edge artificial intelligence technology can be incorporated into the clinical practice of echocardiography.

I have successfully secured industry and research council funding for >£500,000 to investigate the role of artificial intelligence in the risk stratification and identification of heart disease in patients with coronary artery disease and heart failure, and the role of exercise (isometric exercise training) for the treatment of high blood pressure. A current project is investigating the role of isometric exercise training in participants with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction.

I am currently a module leader for the 3rd year undergraduate (BSc) Physical Activity and Health module, and module leader for the MSc physiology modules (Physical Activity in Health and Disease and Advanced Laboratory Techniques). I have also successfully supervised PhD, M.D., and MRes students to completion.

I have >70 research publications in the area of cardiology and sport and exercise science/medicine.

Research Projects

  • Doctoral Research Project. Researcher(s): Mr James Donaldson. Supervisor(s): Dr Jamie O'Driscoll, Dr Jim Wiles. [Postgraduate Research Project]
  • Doctoral Research Project. Researcher(s): Dr Tarek Ben Grid. Supervisor(s): Dr Jamie O'Driscoll, Professor Douglas MacInnes. [Postgraduate Research Project (past)]
  • Doctoral Research Project. Researcher(s): Ms Chiedza Madzokere-Charumbira. Supervisor(s): Professor Kate Springett, Dr Jamie O'Driscoll. [Postgraduate Research Project (past)]
  • Doctoral Research Project. Researcher(s): Mr Samuel Bull. Supervisor(s): Dr Jamie O'Driscoll, Dr Jim Wiles, Dr Damian Coleman. [Postgraduate Research Project (past)]
  • Effects of isometric exercise training in heart failure patients with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF).. Researcher(s): Mrs CLAIRE COMPTON. Supervisor(s): Dr Jamie O'Driscoll, Dr Jim Wiles. [Postgraduate Research Project]
  • Hormonal and non-hormonal contraceptive considerations when working with elite sport women. Researcher(s): Mr GUY PITCHERS. Supervisor(s): Dr Jamie O'Driscoll, Dr Jim Wiles. [Postgraduate Research Project]
  • Isometric exercise and hypertension. Researcher(s): Mr HARRY SWIFT. Supervisor(s): Dr Jim Wiles, Dr Jamie O'Driscoll. [Postgraduate Research Project]
  • Oxygen cost, Haemodynamic and Cardiac Autonomic changes in, randomized crossover, Acute and chronic Isometric wall squat protocols.. Researcher(s): Mr ANTHONY DE CAUX. Supervisor(s): Dr Jamie O'Driscoll, Dr Jim Wiles. [Postgraduate Research Project (past)]
  • THE VALIDITY AND RELIABILITY OF RATINGS OF PERCEIVED EXERTION (RPE) IN ISOMETRIC EXERCISE TRAINING FOR THE REDUCTION OF ARTERIAL BLOOD PRESSURE. Researcher(s): Dr John Lea. Supervisor(s): Dr Jim Wiles, Dr Jamie O'Driscoll. [Postgraduate Research Project (past)]
  • Use of artificial intelligence in cardiac imaging (exercise and health). Researcher(s): Mr Jamie Edwards. Supervisor(s): Dr Jamie O'Driscoll, Dr Damian Coleman. [Postgraduate Research Project]

I hold affiliations with St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Cardiovascular Clinical Academic Group and Fetal Medical Unit. I also hold an affiliation with Ultromics, which is a leading provider of artificial intelligence in echocardiography, as well as being a committee member of the British Society of Echocardiography National review of Stress Echocardiography Practice (BSE N-STEP).