Dr. Andrew Swift BMedSci MBChB MRCP FRCR PhD

INSIGNEO Senior Clinical Research Fellow

Department of Infection, Immunity & Cardiovascular Disease
University of Sheffield
C Floor, Royal Hallamshire Hospital
Glossop Road
S10 2JF

Tel: +44 (0) 114 215 9143
Fax: +44 (0) 114 271 1714


I studied medicine at Sheffield University, graduating in 2003. Following basic medical training I undertook specialist radiology training on the Hull Radiology training scheme.

I joined the University of Sheffield in 2010 as a NIHR Cardiovascular Clinical Fellow and I was awarded a NIHR Biomedical Research Fellowship to complete my PhD entitled “Developing the Role of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Pulmonary Hypertension”.  My current position is INSIGNEO Clinical Research Fellow.

Research Interests:

My research interests include the clinical application of novel imaging techniques in patients with pulmonary vascular disease.

Teaching Interests:

I am heavily involved in postgraduate and undergraduate research training and teaching, I currently supervise a group of 5 PhD students, MD students and BMedSci students. I am an undergraduate personal tutor for 10 medical students.

Professional Activities:

  • Member of the Royal College of Physicians 2006.
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists 2010.
  • Member of the Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute (PVRI) 2013.
  • Associate editor Clinical Radiology 2015.
  • PVRI imaging workgroup 2015.

Current Projects:

  • Understanding the associations between MR measurements, clinical parameters and outcome in subgroups of patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH).
  • Assessment of pulmonary artery stiffness and flow profiles using phase contrast MRI and dynamic contrast enhanced imaging as non-invasive haemodynamic metrics in patients with pulmonary vascular disease.
  • Right ventricular characteristics and risk stratification of patients with PH.


For key publications see below. For a full list of publications click here.

Journal articles