The aim of David Paterson's research is to understand the role played by the nitric oxide pathway in the regulation of cardiac sympatho-vagal neurotransmission and myocardial excitability in normal, diseased and exercise trained hearts.
Studying Medicine at Merton
The A100 Medicine course is six years in duration. However, you should note that you are not guaranteed a place at the Oxford Clinical School nor at Merton College for years 4-6. During the 3rd year of the course you will apply for entry to a clinical school at which to complete the clinical stage (years 4-6) of your medical training. A joint admissions scheme is in place with the Universities of Cambridge and London to ensure that all suitably qualified Oxford pre-clinical students will be allocated to a clinical school place within the scheme (students are asked to rank schools in order of preference).
Merton students generally feature in the top group of Oxford medical undergraduates and most go on to complete their clinical training at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.
The Clinical Fellows of Merton act as college advisors to clinical students who receive all of their formal training in the hospital.
William Harvey, who discovered the circulation of the blood, was a Mertonian and the medical society bears his name. It is run by students and through dinners and talks aims to bring together members at different stages of their careers.
Robert has held weekly tutorials in medical sciences at Merton since 1992. He also supervises DPhil research students, junior doctors training in ophthalmic surgery and clinical academics as a Mentor for the Academy of Medical Sciences.
"Applications were considered against criteria that assessed both personal suitability for medicine and academic potential"
Follow @MertonMedicine, run by two of our undergraduate medics. Any questions about life at Merton or applying are welcome!
Professor Andrew King, Stipendiary Lecturer
Dr Jane Collier, Stipendiary Lecturer Dr Neil Herring, Non-stipendiary Lecturer
Dr David Lewis, Stipendiary Lecturer
Mr Yiannis Philippou, Stipendiary Lecturer