University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen (United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland)
Professor Dawson graduated in Medicine at the University of Iasi, Romania. After completing her MRCP with the Royal College of Physicians in London she read for a D. Phil in Cardiovascular Medicine at Merton College, University of Oxford. She trained in Cardiology in Edinburgh and London in the UK and at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, USA. She is a Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Consultant Cardiologist at the University of Aberdeen and Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
Her research interests are varied, from acute stress induced (Takotsubo) cardiomyopathy to exercise based interventions to further mechanistic knowledge of cardio-metabolic health in diabetes and cardiomyopathies. She is exploring specific interventions in randomised controlled studies of heart failure, mechanistic substrate of beta-blocker benefit in COPD patients and anthracycline-induced myocardial insult in patients with breast cancer, as well as the novel Fast Field-cycling cardiac MRI.