Dr John Graby is joining our expert team to develop lifestyle research for cardiovascular diseases and will be undertaking a research degree alongside this via the University of Bath.

Following a rugby injury at school and meeting the surgeon that operated on his knee, John decided to study medicine and committed all ambitions to working in healthcare.

“Healthcare offers the opportunity to have a positive impact on someone’s life. Science and medicine present problems and I enjoy fixing them for our patients. Seeing patients recover and return to a higher quality of life is a real privilege.”

His commitment to his work also features in his personal life and goals – John is currently training for a half marathon with his brother-in-law, following key elements of Super Rehab to maximise his fitness.

“COVID-19 has reminded us to enjoy the simple things. It’s easy to forget how much you can enjoy being at home.”

With one wish, John might choose to have more time, inspired by the most sentimental gift he has ever received, a watch from a grandparent. He would also love to be able to fly and see more of the world. John and his wife, Ellen, were lucky enough to enjoy a few months travelling through East Africa a few years ago. They left the big cats in the Serengeti but brought their love for animals home with their two cats, Mabel and Betsy.

Find out more about the Cardiovascular Research project.

For further information about the Cardiovascular Research or our current priorities please get in touch on 01225 825691 or forever.friends@nhs.net