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Dr Nicholas Black is a Clinical Research Fellow at the University of Manchester and Cardiology Speciality Trainee.  He is currently undertaking a PhD under the supervision of Prof. Chris Miller, investigating the role of myocardial fibrosis (as measured by cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging extracellular volume) in early heart failure.  

Dr Black is also running 'Detecting EARLY Heart Failure in Greater Manchester (EARLY-HF)', a prospective observational cohort study aimed at developing a risk prediction model for incident heart failure in primary care.  This study has been funded by Innovate UK through the Greater Manchester Innovation Accelerator programme.  

Prior to undertaking his PhD, Dr Black undertook his medical training at the University of Oxford where he achieved first class honours and was awarded several prizes, including the Meakins McClaran Medal “for the outstanding overall performance of a student graduating with the degrees of BM BCh”.  He subsequently undertook general medical training as an Academic Foundation Doctor and Core Medical Trainee in the North West Deanery, before being awarded an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship in Cardiology in 2020.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

British Society of Echocardiography transthoracic echo (TTE) accreditation, British Society of Echocardiography

Award Date: 20 Nov 2022

Membership of Royal College of Physicians (MRCP), Royal College of Physicians

Award Date: 14 Jun 2019

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, BM BCh (First class honours), Oxford University

1 Sept 201030 Jun 2016

Award Date: 1 Jul 2016

External positions

NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow and Speciality Trainee in Cardiology (North West Deanery)

1 Aug 202030 Jul 2022

Core Medical Trainee Doctor (North West Deanery)

1 Aug 201830 Jul 2020

Academic Foundation Doctor, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

1 Aug 201630 Jul 2018

Areas of expertise

  • R Medicine (General)
  • Cardiovascular disease


  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Heart Failure


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