- Clinical Lecturer in Cardiology (Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences)
Dr Rachel Myles trained in medicine at the University of Oxford, gaining a First Class degree in Physiological Sciences, and thereafter at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital in London, graduating in 2001. She undertook general professional training in medicine at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh before moving to Glasgow in 2004 to pursue a career in academic and clinical cardiac electrophysiology. She completed a PhD in cardiac electrophysiology under the supervision of Professors Stuart Cobbe and Godfrey Smith in 2008 and was appointed as a Clinical Lecturer in Cardiology. She now divides her time between clinical training in cardiology and electrophysiology, and research into the mechanisms of ventricular arrhythmias in heart failure. She recently undertook a post-doctoral research fellowship at the University of California, Davis. Her current approach combines both clinical and laboratory-based research, which utilizes optical imaging techniques to record voltage signals from intact myocardium in order to investigate the mechanisms of ventricular arrhythmias and sudden death in heart failure.