Dr Richard Shakes


BSc (Hons) Medical Physiology, BMedSc, PhD



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After his first degree in medical physiology and together with his military training, he undertook voluntary aid work in third world countries responding to conflicts and natural disasters abroad. After being certified in non-invasive cardiology testing he went onto medical school and he undertook an intercalated BSc. Med. Sci. He followed this with successful long term postings at the Royal Free Hospital, St Mary’s Hospital, Bromley Hospital and St John’s and St Elizabeth Hospital during which he completed his training and furthered his experience in non-invasive and invasive cardiology testing. Richard is a medical research scientist with a particular interest in metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease and exercise physiology which formed the focus of his PhD work.

He lectures on chronic diseases in relation to lifestyle, emphasizing the importance of exercise and nutrition at conferences and universities. He has a role in educating the public as a documentary presenter, providing us with a better understanding of medical concepts and research. He conducts sports medicals for professional athletes and performs extensive executive medicals inclusive of total body MRI scans as a form of preventive medicine. On the background of a varsity athletics career coupled with his knowledge of anatomy, exercise physiology, biomechanics, behaviour modification, and nutrition, he receives referrals from psychologists, general physicians and other health professionals in order to design bespoke resistance and cardiorespiratory training programs as a medically qualified personal trainer.

Special interests

His clinical passion lies within the prevention of chronic disease in relation to lifestyle with a focus on visceral fat.

  • Testing and analysis of cardiovascular disease
  • Testing and analysis of metabolic testing
  • Chronic disease in relation to lifestyle

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Related experience


  • BSE
  • BACR
  • BCS
  • ESC
  • ACSM

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