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Dr Eduard Shantsila MRCGP, MRCP, DCH, PhD

Senior Clinical Lecturer Primary Care & Mental Health


Personal Statement

I am a Senior Clinical Lecturer in the Department of Primary Care and Mental Health and work as a GP at Brownlow Health Partnership. I have a background as an academic cardiologist.
My primary clinical academic interests focus on the holistic care of people with cardiovascular pathology and frailty and promoting healthy ageing.
I am passionate about promoting digital technologies in healthcare.

In 2008 I joined the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences at City Hospital in Birmingham to do a Research fellowship funded by the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology. This collaborative research between primary and secondary care led me to a PhD with the Department of Primary Care Clinical Sciences at the University of Birmingham. I continued work at the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences at the City Hospital in Birmingham, splitting my time between clinical cardiology duties and postdoctoral research. I initiated clinical research on monocytes in cardiovascular pathology, leading an internationally recognised group. Seven UK cardiology and vascular surgery speciality trainees completed their MD/PhD degrees as members of the group working with several international research fellows.

After completing GP training in 2020, I pursued an academic career in General Practice and joined the University of Liverpool in 2021. I participate in multidisciplinary research collaborations focusing on cardiovascular health (hypertension, atrial fibrillation, heart failure), especially in the context of medical complexity, multimorbidity, polypharmacy and frailty.

I am accepting PhD students interested in research into improving the management of hypertension, health failure, and atrial fibrillation in the community, especially their interactions with ageing and mental and physical health problems. The projects can be focused on digital methods (statistics, AI) or community measures of cardiovascular health and body composition.