Name and Position

Dr Marina Hughes

Contact Details



Department page: Cardiology

GMC Number: 3446717

Special Clinical interest: Cardiac MRI and CT for structural and congenital heart disease

Research Interests:

Ebstein anomaly

Functionally single ventricle physiology / Fontan circulation

Tetralogy of Fallot


2000 FRACP – Paediatric Cardiology Royal Australian College of Physicians

1999 FRACP – Paediatrics Royal Australian College of Physicians

1995 MRCP (UK) Royal College of Physicians

1994 D. Phil (Oxon) Clinical Medicine, Oxford University

1990 MBBS. University of Western Australia


Member of the General Medical Council (Reg no 3446717)

Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Member of the Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR)

Member of the British Congenital Cardiac Association (BCCA)

Member of the British Society of Cardiovascular Imaging (BSCVI)

Member of the International Society of Nomenclature Paediatric & Congenital Heart Disease (ISNPCHD) (MRI & CT lead for the Archiving Working Group, Lead for Website Development)

Professional Profile: Marina’s special expertise is Cardiac MRI for adults and children with congenital and inherited heart disease. She has published clinical research and has continually helped to educate junior and senior trainees.

After medical school in Perth, Western Australia, Marina completed a PhD in Infectious Diseases and trained in clinical paediatrics in Oxford, UK. She then saw the light, trained further in paediatric cardiology and became Consultant and Echocardiography Lead at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia.

After moving back to the UK in 2006, Marina worked as Clinical Lead for Cardiac MRI at Great Ormond St Hospital in London, helping to build a leading service, scanning more than 1000 paediatric and adult patients with congenital heart disease per year.

In 2019 Marina worked as Clinical Lead for Adult Congenital Heart Disease at Papworth Hospital. However, imaging is her passion, and since January 2021, she is concentrating on the development of congenital and structural cardiac MRI in East Anglia, both at Norwich and Peterborough.

Personal Profile: She is married, with three near-adult children. Regularly swims, jogs and cycles.

Has completed some mini-triathlons, loves windsurfing and snow-skiing. Interested in landscape and farming, loves growing food, cooking and eating.