Dr Chris Wilkinson


Senior Lecturer in Cardiology

Role at Hull York Medical School

I am a senior lecturer in cardiology at Hull York Medical School, and an honorary consultant cardiologist at James Cook University Hospital.I am deputy chair of the Student Fitness to Practice Committee at Hull York Medical School.


I completed my undergraduate studies at Newcastle University in 2009. My postgraduate training was in the Northern region, latterly as an NIHR academic clinical lecturer .My Masters degrees are in public health (Newcastle University) and health professions education (HYMS), and an MD in cardiovascular epidemiology (University of Leeds).

Alongside my academic role, I am an honorary consultant cardiologist at James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough. I contribute to the acute cardiology service in addition to sub-specialty work in heart failure and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging.

Within the medical school, I serve as deputy chair of the Student Fitness to Practice Committee. I also helped to establish the University of York Policy Academy, to which I now contribute.


My research interests are in population health - in particular the impact of frailty, improving healthcare quality and reducing inequalities.

I am co-PI of a British Heart Foundation grant looking into the opportunities for reducing stroke through identifying atrial fibrillation through contact with ambulance services.

I am a member of the Data Science Group for the European Society of Cardiology EuroHeart project, and am leading the cardiovascular outcomes domain for this work.

I am also a member of the South Tees Academic Cardiovascular Unit.


Within Hull York Medical School, I deliver SSIP modules (1 + 2) on healthcare quality.

I provide bedside teaching within the hospital, and provide clinical supervision to the wider multi-disciplinary team including a radiographer, clinical pharmacist, genetics nurse, and heart failure specialist nurses.

I am an experienced clinical educator, and hold an MSc in health professions education and a senior fellowship of the higher education academy.

External roles

Standing member of the Indicator Advisory Committee for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

Associate Editor, European Heart Journal – Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes
Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, Population Health Science Institute, Newcastle University
Visiting Research Fellow, School of Medicine, University of Leeds