Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineNational Heart & Lung Institute

Proconsul & Professor Cardiovascular Medicine & Rheumatology



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540ICTEM buildingHammersmith Campus





Awards and Prizes:

  • 1989 Young Investigator Award, IXth European Rheumatology Workshop     Vienna
  • 1989 British Society for Rheumatology Michael Mason Prize (best young investigator)
  • 1994 Journal of Nuclear Medicine Manuscript of the Year Award for Laboratory Studies


Biographical article  Circulation 2012  DOI


Named lectures:

  • 1997 John Thornton Ingram Lecture, Royal College of Physicians, London
  • 2002 The Samuel Hyde Memorial Lecture, Royal Society of Medicine, London
  • 2003 The Honorary Clemmesen Lecture, Danish Society for Rheumatology, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2007 The British Society for Rheumatology Heberden Oration (the Society’s most senior award)
  • 2008 The James J Lane Lecture, Faculty of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
  • 2012 The American Microcirculatory Soc. / British Microcirculation Soc. combined Wiley-Blackwell Lecture
  • 2012 The British Atherosclerosis Society Hugh Sinclair Lecture (the Society’s most senior award)
  • 2012 The UCB Prize Lecture, Faculty of Science, University of Bath, England
  • 2014 The Lowry Lecture, School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Reading, England


Elected to Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2001


Grant panels

  • Medical Research Council  (MRC): Member of the Advisory Board (2002-4); Member of the College of Experts 2004-8; Member of Population and Systems Medicine Board  (2011-2015)
  • UK Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE): Member of the Cardiovascular Subpanel, RAE2008 (2005-8)
  • UK National Institute for Health Research: Member of the Immunology and Inflammation Speciality Group (2008-9)
  • The Wellcome Trust: Member of the Physiology and Pharmacology Panel (1992-2002)
  • British Heart Foundation: Member of the Project Grant Committee (1995-8)
  • Arthritis Research UK: Honorary Medical Secretary (1995-2000); Member Research Subcommittee (1995-6); Member of Executive and Finance Committee (1995-8); Member of Scientific Coordinating Committee (1995-2000); Member of Education Subcommittee(1996-2000); Chairman of Fellowship Committee 2000-5; Member of Clinical Trials Committee (2001-5); Independent expert member of TRACE RA trial steering committee (2006-12); Member of Experimental Medicine Grant Committee (2008); Member of Programme Grant Committee (2010-14); Member of Scientific Strategy Committee (2009-15); 
  • Austrian Science Fund (FWF):Invited member of the review panel for the "Microvascular Injurey and Repair" (University of Vienna) (2000-4)
  • National Institute for Health (USA): Extramural member of the Cardiovascular Sciences Intergrated Review Group (2008) 
  • Arthritis Ireland: International Advisor (2008-11) 
  • Irish Health Research Committee: Member of the Patient-Oriented Research Panel (2010).


  • British Society for Rheumatology (member from 1982; Council  2005-8; Research and Education Committee 2005-6; Heberden (Scientific Meeting) Committee 2006-8). 
  • American College of Rheumatology (member from 1986; Convener of the Inflammation Study Group 2006-8)
  • New Zealand Rheumatology Society (Elected Honorary Member 1991).
  • British Society for Immunology (member from 1988).
  • The Biochemical Society (from 2011)
  • London RNA Club (founder member 2014)
  • UK Association of Physicians (elected 1994).
  • UK Adhesion Society (founder member from 1996; Chairman 1999-2002).
  • British Cardiovascular Society (member from 1996; Council 2008-10).
  • British Atherosclerosis Society (member from 1997; Chairman 2008-2011).
  • International Atherosclerosis Society (member from 1997)
  • North American Vascular Biology Organization (member from 1997)
  • European Vascular Biology Organization (member from 2007)
  • Society for Leukocyte Biology (member from 2006).
  • The Henry Kunkel Society (member from 2008).
  • American Heart Association (member from 2010).
  • UK Behςet's Syndrome Forum (founder member from 1997; Chairman  1999-2003).
  • International Society for Behςet's Disease (member from 2000; Treasurer 2000-2008; Vice-President 2010-2014; President-elect  2014-2016).


Dr Pete DiMaggio, Imperial College

Dr Kevin Woollard, Imperial College, Medicine

Professor Mike Laffan, Imperial College, Medicine

Professor Rob Krams, Imperial College, Bioengineering

Professor Peter Weinberg, Imperial College, Bioengineering

Dr Jonathan Dean, Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology DivisionUniversity of Oxford, inflammatory gene expression

Professor Andrew R. Clark, University of BirminghamCentre for Translational Inflammation ResearchUK, Inflammation, Resolution, Rheumatology, Gene expression

Dr Jason Johnson, University of Bristol, Atherosclerosis

Professor Nigel Mackman, University of North Carolina (UNC)-Chapel Hill Department of MedicineMcAllister Heart Institute98 Manning DriveMary Ellen Jones Bldg. Room 335Chapel Hill, NC 2759

Professor Perry J. Blackshear, National Institute of Environmental Health SciencesNC 27709, USA

Professor Mark Boothby, Vanderbilt UniversityDepartment of PathologyMicrobiology & ImmunologyTN 37232, USA