- Faculty of Life Sciences and Education
- Hourly Paid Lecturer
- Welsh speaker
Masters of Science by Research (MRes) (2015)
Post graduate certificate in research (2014)
Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Post Compulsory Education and Teaching (PCET) (2011)
BSc (Hons) Promoting Health and Wellbeing (2010)
Dip-HE Clinical Physiology (Cardiology) (2009)
Gareth is a registered practitioner with the AHCS and currently combines his clinical work as a Cardiac Physiologist at Papworth Hospital and Cardiac risk in the Young with research and lecturing. Gareth’s career in Cardiac Physiology commenced as a student in September 2006 when he gained a He-Dip Clinical Physiology (Cardiology) degree at Swansea University. During 2009/10 he furthered his academic studies by completing an undergraduate BSc degree in Promoting Health and Wellbeing at the University of Glamorgan graduating with first class honors. His enthusiasm for education and training led him to pursue a full time postgraduate teacher training programme, Professional Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE): Post Compulsory Education and Training with QTLS (PGCE) at the University of Wales Newport graduating in July 2011. Gareth has contributed to the teaching and learning in various educational sessions to the MSc Advanced Clinical Practitioner, BN Nursing, BSc Clinical Physiology and BSc Health and Social Care degree courses. He then continued his postgraduate research study into frailty immediately following graduation. Subsequently during 2014 Gareth was awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Research (PGCR). Following the successful submission of his thesis and viva voce examination he was awarded a Master of Science by Research (MRes) (2015) by the University of South Wales.
From 2011 to the present time Gareth has continued his cardiac clinical practice through employment with Papworth Hospital within invasive and non-invasive practice, and the charitable organisation Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY). CRY screens young people between the age of 14 and 35 years for genetic heart conditions in the community throughout the United Kingdom. As a CRY manager, Gareth’s primary role is to lead a team of healthcare professionals including a cardiologist and Echocardiographer (ECHO) ensuring their comfort while maintaining confidentiality. To facilitate the requests of the bereaved families by liaising with them particularly with regard to press access and venue logistics for the screening event. He has regularly participated in media broadcasts which includes; radio and local BBC/ ITV television in its facilitation and interviews to provide factual information on the subject of sudden cardiac death.
Gareth has orally presented at the Global Science and Technology Forum (GSTF) conference in Singapore during 2012 winning best student paper. A subsequent article was published in the GSTF International Journal of Biosciences. During 2013, Gareth was recognised by the University of South Wales Faculty of Life Science and Education for showing remarkable achievement in the field of frailty research. He has also presented posters at: Together for public health conference (2012), and Cardiff University ‘older persons’ day’ conference (2012)
Jones. G, Wallace. C, Kenkre. J, Khanna. P, Prossor. M (2012) Pilot study protocol: Developing a frailty index. GSTF Journal of Biosciences. 2(1): 98-103
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