DAVID GRIEVE

David Grieve
After being awarded an honours degree in Anatomy and Physiology by the University of Dundee in 1995, I moved to The Royal Veterinary College in London where I undertook my PhD on the role of dietary lipoproteins in the initiation of atherosclerosis. In 1999, I joined the newly-established laboratory of Professor Ajay Shah at King's College London, where I worked as a post-doctoral scientist for almost 7 years on two BHF programme grants. Here my research was mainly focused on investigating the role of NADPH oxidase-derived reactive oxygen species in left ventricular hypertrophy and heart failure. In December 2005, I was appointed as a lecturer in the Department of Physiology at Queen's University Belfast, where I am currently aiming to establish myself as an independent researcher. I have recently managed to secure grant funding, including an MRC New Investigator Award, which will enable me to continue my research interests in the role of oxidative stress in cardiovascular pathophysiology. Further information can be found here.

As a member the BSCR committee I am looking forward to contributing to its established role in supporting UK cardiovascular research. I have always found the BSCR to be an excellent forum at which to present my data and exchange ideas with other like-minded scientists in a friendly environment. I believe that it is especially important to encourage the further involvement of PhD students and junior scientists in the Society, as this will undoubtedly benefit their career development. I would also like to promote interaction with other UK societies with parallel interests with the aim of widening participation in the BSCR.