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Dr James Frith is an Academic Clinical Lecturer in Ageing in the Institute for Ageing and Health, Newcastle University. He is also a practising clinician, working as a Specialty Registrar in Geriatrics and General Internal Medicine.
Dr Frith's research interest is falls and syncope (blackouts, fainting and unexplained falls) with a particular interest in the condition orthostatic hypotension (a drop in blood pressure on standing upright which can cause dizziness, fatigue, falls and syncope).
In 2004 Dr Frith completed his undergraduate medical studies and graduated from the University of Leeds. After working in Yorkshire for a year he moved to Newcastle upon Tyne to continue his medical training, becoming a member of the Royal College of Physicians in 2008. He was then able to progress to higher specialist training.
Becoming a Clinical Research Associate in 2007 Dr Frith began his academic career, completing a PhD in 2010 in the Biomedical Research Centre for Ageing and Age-related Disease. He became an NIHR Clinical Lecturer in 2011 enabling him to complete his higher specialist training while pursuing his academic interests.
More info: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/icm/people/profile/james.frith