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Dr Gwilym M Morris

Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist

Qualifications:

BmBCh, MRCP, PhD

Special Interests:

Atrial fibrillation, cardiac arrhythmia (heart rhythm disorders), sports cardiology, catheter ablation for heart rhythm disorders, implantable cardiac devices (pacemakers and defibrillators)

Biography

I trained in medicine at the University of Oxford. After completing an intercalated degree in Physiology I was awarded a Wellcome Trust scholarship to fund a period of research before commencement of undergraduate clinical training. My postgraduate Medical and Cardiology training was undertaken in Manchester. I completed a clinical fellowship in Pacing and Cardiac Electrophysiology at the world-renowned cardiology department of the Royal Melbourne Hospital led by Professor Jonathan Kalman. During this time I received intensive training in advanced arrhythmia management and ablation, and performed research into mechanisms of atrial fibrillation. I am now a Consultant Cardiologist with a special interest in heart rhythm disorders (cardiac electrophysiology).

Research

I have a strong research interest in heart rhythm disorders. My PhD, funded by the British Heart Foundation, was awarded in 2009 for work investigating the cause of the 'sick sinus syndrome' and the development of gene therapy for this disease. This research was awarded the Heart Rhythm Society Young Investigator Award and the Turnberg Cup.

I have an ongoing research interest in atrial fibrillation, sinus node disease and arrhythmias in athletes, funded by the British Heart Foundation. I am widely published and have been invited to speak at meetings across the world on these topics. I am part of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Research Group at the University of Manchester who are world leaders in the science of atrial heart rhythm disorders. My constantly updated publication list can be accessed at http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9893-6648

Contact

PA: Andrea Donald

Tel: 0161 276 6675

Email: Andrea.Donald@cmft.nhs.uk