About Us

Find out more about what we do at the Cardiac Research Charity – our research and trials and the staff involved.
Cardiac Research has been an important part of the cardiology team at Northwick Park Hospital in Harrow, UK since 1974. We are a dedicated multidisciplinary team consisting of doctors, nurses, study co-ordinators, physiologists and secretarial staff.

We carry out research to find new treatments for heart disease and research methods of assessing heart function, frequently using cardiac ultrasound. We also are involved with the development of interventional devices.

The results of our research is published and presented internationally in journals and at conferences to benefit not just the local population but also the public in general.

We participate in large international trials, with many of our patients volunteering to participate in research projects with us. The dedication of the team often means we manage to recruit large numbers of patients, making us a significant contributor in shaping the treatment and care of heart patients in the future.

Looking for Work Experience?

We offer work experience in both clinical and non-clinical roles, where you’ll be shadowing some of the best people in the NHS.

So if you’re in years 10 to 13, and you live in Brent, Ealing, or Harrow, and you’re looking at a career in healthcare, come and join us.

For more information and application details go to the work experience page.

Our Staff

Director of Cardiac Research

Professor Roxy Senior

Clinical Fellows

Gabriel Bioh

Nursing, Scientific & Technical Staff

​Ann Banfield
Alkida Bucaj
Reinette Hampson
Emma Howard
Raisa Kavalakkat
Chris Kinsey
Ashish Patel

​Secretarial & Support Staff

Mrs Minoo Shah


Dr Navtej Chahal
Mr Amarjit Dassan
Dr Ahmed Elghamaz
Mrs Ann Lewis
Dr Nigel Stephens

Professor Roxy Senior

Professor Roxy Senior

Director of Cardiac Research

Roxy Senior is Professor of Clinical Cardiology at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London and Consultant Cardiologist and Director of Echocardiography at the Royal Brompton Hospital, London and Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow.

He graduated and obtained Masters degree in medicine and cardiology from the University of Calcutta, India and migrated to the UK in 1989 when he joined Northwick Park Hospital as a research fellow. He became a Consultant Cardiologist and Director of Cardiac Research at the Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow in 1995.