East Sussex Heathcare NHS Trust Cardiology Consultant Dr Nikhil Patel has been appointed as a Visiting Professor and PhD research supervisor at the Institute of Medical Science at Canterbury Christ Church University.
Professor Nikhil Patel has made a significant contribution to the Cardiology Department’s education and research development since joining the Trust as a Consultant Cardiologist in 1998. His recent appointment as a visiting professor accentuates his commitment to develop education and research into cardiac devices.
Speaking about his appointment, Professor Nikhil Patel said, "It is a great honour to be offered this appointment. I am delighted to represent the Trust at Canterbury Christ Church University helping to strengthen our medical education and research profile.”
Dr Adrian Bull Chief Executive said, “Professor Patel’s appointment is an excellent achievement and well deserved. We are committed to providing opportunities for clinical research and development. Developing a research active culture brings a host of benefits for patients, clinicians and the NHS. It drives innovation, gives rise to better and more cost effective treatments, creates opportunities for staff development and encourages the recruitment of talented professionals.”
Peter Milburn Director Institute of Medical Science at Canterbury Christ Church University said, “Professor Patel’s appointments represent senior academic positions within the University and mark the growing important relationship between the Institute of Medical Science at the University and East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.”