Jamie O'Driscoll, BSc (Hons), MSc (Hons), CertEd, PhD, graduated with a 1st class honours in Sport Science from Brunel University and then completed an MSc in Health and Exercise Physiology at the same institution passing with Distinction. His completed PhD analysed differences in autonomic function between high and low cardiovascular disease risk patients. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and currently a senior lecturer in exercise physiology.
Research and knowledge exchange
Dr O'Driscoll's primary interest is cardiovascular physiology, more specifically; the clinical applications of cardiopulmonary exercise testing and cardiac structure and function in response to physiological and pharmacological stress in high-risk cardiac patients. Broader interests include cardiac health and disease, vascular health, and physiology. Integration within the department has fuelled an interest in isometric exercise training and its application in clinical populations.
- Ealing Hospital NHS Trust Research and Development Grant (2009-2010) - £7050: Value of cardiopulmonary exercise testing at predicting functional capacity and outcome in end stage renal disease patients.
Teaching and subject expertise
Year 1: Introduction to Sport and Exercise Physiology
Year 2: Sport and Exercise Training
Year 3: Physical Activity and Health; Dissertation Supervision
Dr O’Driscoll has presented work at national and international conferences, including the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, European Society of Cardiology, EuroEcho, British Society of Echocardiography and British Association of Sport and Exercise Science.
Peer Review Activities
- Annals of Internal Medicine (Reviewer)
- Circulation (Reviewer)
- Heart (Reviewer)