Dr Jonathan Batty

Dr Jonathan Batty


My interest in research was sparked as a second year undergraduate medical student at the University of Leeds, when I was awarded the EXSEL Scholarship (sponsored by Heart Research UK) to undertake a research project in cardiovascular pharmacogenetics. I was inspired to complete an intercalated degree (Clinical Sciences, sponsored by the Wolfson Foundation), for which I was awarded First Class Honours and the WIllis Prize for the best overall dissertation project. 

I completed my undergraduate medical training in 2014, graduating with an MBChB with Honours. After graduation, I undertaken the cardiology-themed Academic Foundation Program in Newcastle upon Tyne. I was awarded the Knox Memorial Fellowship from Harvard University, enabling me to pursue the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, with a concentration in Quantitative Methods (Biostatistics and Epidemiology). Following this, I returned to the UK and completed Core Medical Training, becoming a Member of the Royal College of Physicians in 2018 and gaining the Diploma in Geriatric Medicine in 2019. I was subsequently awarded my National Training Number in Cardiology in the Northen Deanery, and am currently an ST6 in Cardiology with a subspeciality interest in coronary intervention.

I recognised the need for clincians to have greater understanding of the application of data science and machine learning algorithms to diverse healthcare data and as such, embarked upon a remote BSc(Hons) in Computer Science (with a concentration in Data Science) alongside cardiology registrar training, for which I am awaiting my final degree classification (First Class Honours anticipated).

Most recently, I have taken time out from clinical training to complete a Wellcome Trust-funded Clinical PhD (the 4Ward North scheme). My PhD thesis is entitled: “The impact of multimorbidity on long-term outcomes after myocardial infarction: an investigation using linked, routinely collected health record data” and is supervised by Dr Marlous Hall (Leeds), Dr Ben Brown (Manchester) and Prof Mark Kearney (Leeds).

Research interests

My research focusses around improving clinical outcomes in patients that have a heart attack (myocardial infarction, MI) and other forms of cardiovascular disease. Through the application of advanced analytic methods (including those from classic epidemiology and biostatistics, and novel, machine learning-based approaches) to a range of data sources, I hope to develop greater understanding of how we can better care for our patients in cardiology.


  • BSc(Hons) Clinical Sciences in Relation to Medicine - 1st Class
  • BSc(Hons) Computer Science (Data Science) - 1st Class
  • MBChB(Hons) Medicine and Surgery
  • MPH (Biostatistics and Epidemiology)
  • MRCP(UK)

Professional memberships

  • Royal College of Physicians
  • Medical Defence Union
  • General Medical Council (GMC 7454712)

Student education

I am actively involved in teaching at both pre-clinical and clinical levels on the undergraduate medical programme at Leeds.

I am involved in the mentorship of medical students and junior doctors across the region and always willing to discuss research opportunities with those interested in pursuing a career in cardiology.

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine