Mr James Malcolmson

What is your job title?

Deputy Principal Cardiac Physiologist

Where do you work?

Barts Health NHS Trust

What is your specialism?

Cardiac Science, Echocardiographer

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How did you become a Clinical Scientist?

Equivalence Route

What does you role involve?

A combined job role including part-time post-graduate research (NIHR Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship) and as Education and Research Lead for Cardiac Physiology at Barts Health NHS Trust.

What does a typical day look like in your role?

A mixture of prospective research activity, supporting others with their academic aspirations, and maintaining overall responsibility for a breadth of students at undergraduate and graduate level, with all the challenges satisfaction that brings!

What is the best bit of your role?

Being able to use my initiative and collaborative skills on a daily basis to overcome research or education challenges and developments. No two days are the same!

What advice would you give to someone who is thinking of moving from a practitioner to a scientist role?

Read and understand the background and motivation to create scientist roles, before reflecting on how many aspects of good scientific practice your day-to-day role includes. There will undoubtedly be some gaps, but the process will help you affirm and develop your scientific approach to your career.