Brian Halliday


Consultant cardiologist and senior lecturer


Brian Halliday is a consultant cardiologist specialising in cardiomyopathy and cardiovascular magnetic resonance at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust. He is also a senior lecturer at Imperial College London. He has been a British Heart Foundation Intermediate Fellow since 2021.

His research and clinical interests focus on the management of patients with cardiomyopathy and cardiovascular magnetic resonance to improve treatment stratification. He aims to develop patient-centred treatment using targeted therapies and strategies guided by disease characterisation. He has a particular interest in randomised clinical trials and the concepts of myocardial recovery and remission.

He has written many high-impact papers published in international journals. He is an associate editor of the European Heart Journal, deputy editor of the European Heart Journal-Case Reports and a member of the research committee of the British Society of Heart Failure. He has won national and international prizes for his work, been awarded research grants to support his research and has been invited to speak nationally and internationally.

He has a weekly cardiomyopathy clinic at St Thomas' Hospital. 

Education and training

  • BSc (Hons), University of Edinburgh 

  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)(Hons) and silver medal for medicine, University of Edinburgh 

  • PhD, Imperial College London 

  • Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians (MRCP) 

Research interests

  • Management of dilated cardiomyopathy

  • Use of cardiovascular magnetic resonance to guide therapy in cardiomyopathy

  • Clinical Trials


  • Silver medal for medicine, University of Edinburgh 

  • Young investigator award, European Society of Cardiology HFA
  • Young investigator award, British Society of Heart Failure

  • Prize for best thesis, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College

  • British Heart Foundation Clinical Research Training Fellowship
  • British Heart Foundation Intermediate Clinical Research Fellowship

Last updated: April 2022

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