Dr. Hannah Marie Kirton holds a doctorate in Neuroscience from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom, where her research was focussed on the implications of ion channel pathologies in peripheral pain. After successful completion of her doctorate she worked at the School of Biomedical Sciences Cardiovascular Division in Leeds researching the impact of ventricular arrhythmias with respect to novel therapeutic interventions. After her first postdoctorate position she maintained a collaborative association with her doctorate supervisor, which led to her being honoured with a prestigious Boehringer Ingelheim award to pursue research in ion channel physiology, at the University of Texas, Health Science Centre, San Antonio (UTHSCSA), while developing cutting edge research techniques to explain excitability disorders in cardiac arrhythmias, epilepsy and pain. Dr Kirton has since moved back to the University of Leeds investigating the arrhythmic heart in type II diabetes. Simultaneously she also serves on several committee boards related to Physiology, is an active committee member for Women in Science; served as an Editorial board member for the London Physiology News, leading to invitation as guest editor for their 2017 December Edition and serves as a reviewer for key journals. Dr. Kirton has published a number of high impact journals including publication of a book chapter.
Cardiovascular disease, ventricular arrhythmias, type II diabetes, ion channel physiology, excitability disorders, therapeutic drug interventions