Dr Chris Wilkinson


I am a cardiology registrar and have always been interested in the use of observational data to improve the provision of care, guide service improvement, and reduce unwarranted variation in care. In order to build on my interest in epidemiology and health services research, I put my clinical training 'on pause' to pursue an MPH at Newcastle University. The opportunity to work with the cardiovascular epidemiology group brought me to Leeds, where I am working on an MD.

I also work as a clinical lecturer in cardiology at Hull York Medical School, and as a specialty doctor at York Hospital.

Research interests

I am interested in using large observational datasets to improve health at a population level, and reduce inequalities. I am currently using primary care data to investigate whether frailty modifies the association between cardiovascular disease and clinical outcomes. My particular focus is on the impact of frailty (using the electronic frailty index) for patients with atrial fibrillation.


  • MBBS: Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery
  • MPH: Master of Public Health
  • MRCP: Member of the Royal College of Physicians
  • FHEA: Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Post-graduate Certificate in Clinical Education

Research groups and institutes

  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics