My name is James Rudd. I'm a doctor, scientist and technophile from Cambridge. Amateur guitar player. Long-suffering Grimsby Town supporter. You can also find me elsewhere:

Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge - here

Google Scholar - here

Cambridge Cardiovascular - here

Cancer Centre, University of Cambridge - here

EPSRC Cambridge Mathematics in Healthcare Centre - here

ResearchGate - here

Twitter - @jhfrudd

Links to the Heart BMJ podcasts are below:


I am a HEFCE Clinical Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Cardiology at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the University of Cambridge. My research is/has been supported by HEFCE, the Wellcome Trust, the British Heart Foundation, the Evelyn Trust, the Academy of Medical Sciences, EPSRC and the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre.

My research interests are in vascular imaging, using CT, MRI and nuclear methods. I'm also keen to apply biomechanical and mathematical methods to refining risk on top of imaging and demographic factors. I work across disease states, including stroke, ischaemic heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, aortic aneurysm, rheumatoid arthritis, pulmonary hypertension. Anywhere where there are arteries!

After medical training in UK and Australia, my PhD at the University of Cambridge described the first use of FDG PET for atherosclerotic plaque imaging and was funded by a British Heart Foundation Clinical Research Fellowship.

I was awarded a British Heart Foundation International Fellowship to work with Professor Zahi Fayad at Mount Sinai Medical Centre in New York. This allowed me to develop further my interest in atherosclerosis imaging using MRI, CT and targeted contrast agents.

I was a British Atherosclerosis Society Young Investigator in 2003, and the Society of Nuclear Medicine Young Investigator in 2006. Collaborative work between my group and colleagues at Edinburgh University describing vascular NaF PET imaging for predicting heart attack has won the 2011 RSNA Young Investigator Prize and the 2012 Parmley prize from the American College of Cardiology.

I was a member of the Programme Committee of the British Cardiovascular Society from 2009-2015 and a member of the European Society of Cardiology Working Group of Nuclear Cardiology and CT since 2007. In 2013, I was elected a member of the SHAPE scientific advisory board and the MRC-MHRA PET Imaging Advisory Committee.

I am the Digital Media Editor of Heart and am also responsible for Education in Heart - Imaging.

Disclaimer: This site is a hobby and does not offer medical advice...