Dr Rina Ariga
Extraordinary Junior Research Fellow in Pathology
NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer in Cardiovascular Medicine
I went to school at the local comprehensive (Glossopdale Community College, Glossop, Derbyshire) and then studied Medicine at Imperial College, London where I was awarded the St Mary’s Medical School Entrance Scholarship, the Harry Barkley Prize, and Distinctions. As a junior doctor, I trained at Charing Cross, Chelsea and Westminster, Hammersmith and Royal Brompton Hospital. I had completed three years of Cardiology specialisation on the Bart’s London rotation, when I was awarded a British Heart Foundation Clinical Research Training Fellowship to complete a doctorate in Cardiovascular Medicine at Oxford. During my doctorate, I was the Junior Dean at Exeter College, Oxford. I am now a NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer and Specialist Registrar in Cardiology, based at John Radcliffe Hospital.