Dr John Bourke is a consultant cardiologist (electrophysiologist) and senior lecturer, translational and clinical research institute, Newcastle University.
Medical School: University College Dublin, Ireland (1973-’79)
Cardiology Training: Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne
Cardiac Electrophysiology Training: Freeman Hospital, UK & Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Australia
Research: Freeman Hospital, UK & Westmead Hospital, Australia
- Heart Rhythm Society, USA; British Heart Rhythm Society UK;
- Arrhythmia Alliance; British Cardiovascular Society; European
- Society of Cardiology; World Muscle Society; Royal Colleges of
- Physicians (Dublin & London).
Clinical & research interest in:
- Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation & ventricular tachycardias in damaged hearts;
- Management of cardiac involvement in patients with inherited muscle conditions
Member of guideline development UK, European & USA committees in cardiac management of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (2008-’20)
Scientific advisory panel memberships: Duchenne UK; Pharmaceutical companies; Reviewer for a range of scientific journals.
- Heart rhythm problems
- Catheter ablation
- Pacemaker & other device therapies
- Experience in designing and running research projects and supervision others in research.
- Familiar research governance legislation, ethics processes and data-protection requirements.
- Training on the European Trials Directive, Research Supervision and, as chief investigator for this multi-centre trial – maintain a current GCP investigators certificate.
- I have a track record in bringing research projects to completion within budget and on schedule.
- Experience in research supervision of BMedSci, MD and PhD grades.
Current research interest:
- Arrhythmias risk in inherited neuromuscular disorders
- Optimal surveillance methods for cardiac involvement in dystrophinopathy ‘gene carriers’
Name of Secretary
Sharon Francis and Claire Jamieson