Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Visiting Professor



+44 (0)20 8846 7312j.powell




4N17Charing Cross HospitalCharing Cross Campus





My principal research area of interest is the evidence base for practice in vascular and endovascular surgery, through randomised controlled trials and systematic reviews.  On-going trials include the EVAR trials, the IMPROVE trial for ruptured aneurysms and the AARDVARK trial (effect of ACE inhibitors on small aneurysm growth) about to start.  My other research interests are in the pathogenesis and genetics of abdominal aortic aneurysms. 

Recent evidence based projects include the European guidelines for the management of abdominal aortic aneurysm and vascular surgical components of the the Map of Medicine.  I am an associate editor for the European Journal of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery and am on the editorial board of Circulation and ATVB. 



Powell JT, Ulug P, Response to Kosmas Paraskevas, Lancet, ISSN:0140-6736

Ulug P, Sweeting MJ, von Allmen RS, et al., Women assessed for intact abdominal aortic aneurysm repair fare worse than men: systematic reviews of morphological suitability for endovascular repair, non-intervention rates and operative mortality, Lancet, ISSN:1474-547X

Drewe CJ, Parker LP, Kelsey LJ, et al., 2017, Haemodynamics and stresses in abdominal aortic aneurysms: A fluid-structure interaction study into the effect of proximal neck and iliac bifurcation angle, Journal of Biomechanics, Vol:60, ISSN:0021-9290, Pages:150-156

Jones GT, Tromp G, Kuivaniemi H, et al., 2017, Meta-Analysis of Genome-Wide Association Studies for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Identifies Four New Disease-Specific Risk Loci, Circulation Research, Vol:120, ISSN:0009-7330, Pages:341-+

Kelsey LJ, Powell JT, Norman PE, et al., 2017, A comparison of hemodynamic metrics and intraluminal thrombus burden in a common iliac artery aneurysm, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering, Vol:33, ISSN:2040-7939

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