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Role Models: Electrophysiology

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Dr Ashley Nisbet
Bristol

Dr Ashley Nisbet graduated with commendation from the University of Aberdeen medical school in 2000 and commenced training in Cardiology in Glasgow in 2003. She was awarded a British Heart Foundation Scholarship in 2004 to research the electrophysiology of the mammalian atrioventricular node, and was awarded a PhD from the University of Glasgow in 2008. She began subspecialty training in Cardiac Electrophysiology in 2010 at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital in Glasgow. She then spent two years in fellowship in Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing under the tutelage of internationally renowned Professor Jon Kalman in Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia.

Dr Nisbet returned to the UK for her Consultant appointment at the Bristol Heart Institute in 2014. Dr Nisbet also holds an honorary senior clinical lecturer post at the University of Bristol and research interests include arrhythmia mechanisms and arrhythmias in congenital heart disease. Clinical work is focused on catheter ablation of complex cardiac arrhythmias, with particular expertise in ablation of complex atrial arrhythmias including atrial fibrillation and arrhythmias in adults with congenital heart disease, as well ablation of ventricular tachycardia. Interests also include assessment and treatment of patients and families affected by inherited cardiac arrhythmias. She is the Cardiology Training Programme Director for Severn Deanery.

When not at work, she is a busy mum of two daughters and a dedicated “cheer mum” supporting her eldest who competes in All Star Cheer at national and international level.

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