I am a Professor in Cardiac Medicine at the University of East Anglia and an honorary consultant cardiologist at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norwich, Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge and the Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK. I studied medicine at UCL, London and did my postgraduate training initially in internal medicine and then in cardiology in Cambridge and London. I hold a Master’s Degree in Medical Education from the University of Bedford and a PhD in Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance tissue characterisation from Imperial College London. My research interests are both clinical and basic science focusing on valvular heart disease, arrhythmia, heart failure and cardiac imaging. I also have an interest in epidemiological research and I am the Chair of the Population Science and Public Health Section of the European Society of Preventive Cardiology.