Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineNational Heart & Lung Institute

Visiting Professor

Contact Website




Mrs Kim Cyrus +44 (0)20 7594 6047




59/61 North Wharf RoadSt Mary's Campus





Carlo Palombo, University of Pisa, Italy, 2012

Caroline Relton, Newcastle University, 2011

Koen Resink, University of Maastricht, Netherlands, 2011

Olli T. Raitakari, University of Turku, Finland, 2010

Mika Kähönen, University of Helsinki, Finland, 2010

Michel Bots, Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands, 2010

Habib Samady, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA, 2009

Velandrai Srikanth, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, 2009

Di Kuh, Rebecca Hardy, Lifelong Health & Ageing: National Survey of Health and Development, UK, 2009

Aroon Hingorani, University College London, 2008

George Davey Smith, Andy Ness, Debbie Lawler, Kate Tillin, University of Bristol, 2008

James Sharman, University of Tasmania, 2008

John Tyberg, Department of Physiology & Pharmacology University of Calgary, Canada, 2008

Jim Wilson, University of Edinburgh, 2007

Coen Stehower, University of Maastricht, Netherlands, 2007

Peter Pickkers, Department of Anesthetics, University of Nijmegen, 2005

Ashraf Khir, Brunel University

Annette Dolphin, University College London

John Deanfield, University College London

Pascal Verdonck, University of Ghent

Angela Shore, Pennisula Medical School

Ulf Simonsen, University of Aarhus

Guest Lectures

Arterial waves and reservoirs in hypertension., 24th international society of hypertension, Sydney, Australia, 2012

How to assess retinal arteries, European Society of Hypertension, London, UK, 2012

Central blood pressure as a predictor of cardiovascular outcome, European Society of Hypertension, London, UK, 2012

Obesity, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease: Causes, Consequences and Common Mechanisms., UK-Singapore Symposium and Workshop on Obesity & Diabetes: Causes, Consequences and Opportunities for Prevention, Singapore, 2011

A critical review and synthesis of novel retinal vessel characteristics as a marker of retinopathy, nephropathy, and neuropathy in people with and without diabetes., National Institute of Health /Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Workshop on Retinal Vessels as Biomarkers for Diabetic Complications,, Bethesda, USA, 2011

The retinal microvasculature - a window to human microvascular disease., 10th International Symposium on Resistance Arteries (ISRA), Rebild, Denmark, 2011

Central or brachial blood pressure as a target for drug effects?, Joint meeting of British Pharmacological Society and British Hypertension Society,, London, UK, 2010

Design of clinical trials of arterial stiffness and central systolic blood pressure., British Heart Foundation Symposium,, London, UK, 2009

Arterial fluid mechanics, Artery IX, Cambridge, UK, 2009

Hypertension – environmental factors and ethnicity., Hypertension Masterclass, Northwick Park, Middlesex, UK, 2009

Quantitative assessment of the retinal microvasculature in health and disease., European Society of Hypertension, Milan, Italy, 2009

New Developments in Angiotensin Research, International Society for Heart Research, Nice, France, 2009

Lipids and the arterial wall, Lipid Update VIII, Stratford UK, 2008

Signalling in Hypertension., DaCRA symposium on Pulmonary and Systemic Hypertension, Aarhus, Denmark, 2008

Physiological Imaging & Measurement in Cardiovascular Disease., British Hypertension Society Masterclass, London, UK, 2008

Hypertension – Cause & Effect: the blood vessels., Hypertension Update XVIII, Stratford UK, 2006

Computational mapping of blood flow and atherogenesis., BMS Distinguished Alumnus Fellowship Lecture, Edinburgh, UK, 2006

The Conduit Artery Functional Evaluation (CAFE) Study: Principal Results., Melbourne Arterial Function Group, Australia., 2006

Haemodynamics of pre-hypertension., 5th British Hypertension Society Masterclass., London UK, 2006

Fluid dynamics of blood flow in human arteries, 12th International Local Drug delivery and Cardiovascular Course on Revascularlization and Molecular Strategies, Geneva, 2006

Tyrosine phosphorylation, src family kinases and the regulation of vasoconstriction, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, 2005

Lipids & the arterial wall, Lipid Update, Stratford, 2005

Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers –similarities and differences in mechanism of action, British Hypertension Society, Cambridge, 2005

Regulation of vascular smooth muscle calcium channels by c-src., 35th Congress of the International Union of Physiological Sciences (IUPS),, San Diego, CA, 2005

Calcium Regulation in Vascular Disease., An Introduction to Vascular Biology V, London, 2005

Blood flow in arteries and atherogenesis, Penisula Medical School, Exeter, UK, 2005

Thiazides – vascular mechanism of action?, Danish Hypertension Society and Danish Cardiovascular Research Academy, 2004

Hypertension and the blood vessels, Hypertension Update XVI, Stratford, 2004

Signalling pathways in smooth muscle cell growth, Joint UK-Danish Pharamcological Society Meeting, Bath, UK, 2004

Vascular Mechanisms in Hypertension., Hypertension Update XV, Cambridge, UK,, 2003

Endothelial progenitor cells, British Hypertension Society,, Cambridge, UK, 2003

Intracellular signalling in vascular smooth muscle growth, Danish Cardiovascular Research Academy (DaCRA), Aarhus, Denmark., 2003

Genesis of MI, heart failure and stroke., British Cardiac Society Annual Scientific Conference, Glasgow, UK, 2003

Arterial Remodelling: its role in stroke and myocardial infarction., Cardiovascular Disease Prevention VI, Kensington, London, UK, 2003

Pathogenic mechanisms and consequences in hypertension., Hypertension Update, Cambridge, UK, 2002

The Eye in Hypertension., Danish Hypertension Society, Veije, Denmark, 2002

New Insights into the Role of Tyrosine Kinases in the Regulation of Small Artery Contraction., 7ISRA, Ontario, Canada, 2001

Use of In Vitro Studies in Clinical Research., University of Aarhus, Denmark, 2001