Dr Patricia Taraborrelli

Syncope Specialist Lead Nurse, Imperial Syncope Unit

Patricia is a Senior Syncope Nurse specialist who commenced working in Syncope in 2011 alongside Dr Boon Lim. With incredible experience and intuition, she leads the nursing team, and is a warm guide to the Syncope Team and patient alike. She often accommodates junior doctors and nurses in her tilt lab, and leads on teaching tilt table test techniques to staff members from other units who are thinking of starting up their tilt services. Prior to becoming a cardiac nurse, she was a Sociologist working in the field of Health, Illness and medicine. Her PhD centred on a longitudinal, ethnographic study of familial caregivers of people with dementia.

She is actively involved as the lead nurse in our Syncope Tilt Studies.

Meet the Team

Boon Lim


I am a Cardiologist and Clinical Electrophysiologist, with a particular specialist interest in syncope

Melanie Dani


I am a Consultant Geriatrician, running regular clinics, alongside doing research in the field of syncope

Philip Eardley

Senior Syncope Nurse

I am an experienced Cardiac Nurse Specialist with over 20 years as a Cardiac Nurse and A&E Nurse specialist

Patricia Taraborrelli

Lead Nurse

I am a Senior Syncope Nurse specialist , who commenced working in Syncope in 2011, and I now lead the nursing team

Lisa Gaughan

syncope Nurse

I am a syncope nurse specialist who joined the Imperial Team in 2023, with a background as an acute cardiac nurse

Morwenna Opie-Moran


I am a Clinical Psychologist, helping  to provide stop fainting with helpful articles with psychological insights

Richard Sutton

Cardiology Professer

I am a Professer of Cardiology that helped establish the tilt table service as a useful tool to diagnose syncope

Andreas Dirksen

Syncope Nurse

I used to work with the imperial syncope unit until 2021, and helped to set up this very website!

Artur Federowski

Syncope specialist

I am a Syncope Specialist, who also works as an Associate Professor at Lund University, helping the new generation

Ethan Lim

Web Designer

I am the youngest member of the stop fainting team, who works to design, create and maintain this website