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Matthew Reed

UoE Honorary staff

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Willingness to take PhD students: Yes

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Arts, University of Cambridge
Bachelor of Arts, University of Cambridge

Professional Qualifications

2009MD, Edinburgh University, MD
2006Fellow Royal College of Emergency Medicine, FRCEM
2000Member Royal College Surgeons (Eng), MRCS (Eng)

Area of Expertise

Research expertiseSyncope and Transient Loss of Consciousness


Matt Reed is RCEM Professor of Emergency Medicine and Consultant and NRS Fellow at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. He leads EMERGE, a multidisciplinary clinical research group. Matt is also an Honorary Reader with the Acute Care group of the University of Edinburgh, a member of the RCEM Research and Publication Committee, chair of the RCEM grants committee, a member of the European Society of Cardiology Syncope Task Force and immediate past chair of the Scottish Transfusion and Support in Trauma Group and Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh Hospital Transfusion Committee.

Matt’s research work focuses on syncope and the use of novel ambulatory monitoring technology in syncope, pre-syncope and palpitations. He has published over 100 papers and personally been awarded £5 million in research grants. Matt is also leading the EMERGE Biobank project, which isdeveloping the infrastructure for a prospective, consecutive, emergency, bioresource for emergency presentations linked to the patient’s routinely collected hospital data. 

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