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Oxford was the top-rated UK institution in cardiovascular science in the most recent research assessment exercise and is one of four British Heart Foundation (BHF) Centres of Research Excellence in the UK. Particularly notable is the integration of molecular science, physiology, and epidemiology, bringing together researchers with interests in the understanding of cardiac and vascular biology at both the molecular level, the level of the whole organism, and in populations.

Oxford has strong clinical and non-clinical training programmes, and internationally competitive research into nearly all aspects of cardiovascular science takes place in several university departments and institutes. These include the Radcliffe Department of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine Division)Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health SciencesSir William Dunn School of PathologyDepartment of Physiology, Anatomy and GeneticsDepartment of Pharmacology and the Department of Chemistry. The Weatherall Institute for Molecular Medicine and the Kennedy Institute (which moved to Oxford in 2011) also conduct research in cardiovascular sciences.

There are strong links between all groups working on cardiovascular science through regular internal meetings organized by the BHF Centre for Research Excellence and a strong external seminar programme. A unique feature of the Oxford cardiovascular community is the synergistic interaction of basic scientists with research active clinicians to deliver truly multi-disciplinary training.

BHF-funded Clinical Research Training Fellowships are available for clinicians wishing to undertake research.

BHF-funded Non-Clinical D Phil Training Studentships are available for basic science undergraduates wishing to study for a D Phil by research 

Supervisors in Cardiovascular Sciences

M Sanni Ali

Senior Researcher in Pharmacoepidemiologic Methods

Naomi Allen

Professor in Epidemiology

Charalambos Antoniades

Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine

Jane Armitage

Professor of Clinical Trials and Epidemiology, and Honorary Consultant in ...

Frances Ashcroft

Research Professor

Colin Baigent

Professor of Epidemiology and Director, MRC PHRU

Shoumo Bhattacharya

Louise Bowman

Professor of Medicine & Clinical Trials, and Honorary Consultant Physician ...

Alastair Buchan

Professor of Stroke Medicine

Keith Buckler

Associate Professor of Physiology

Richard Bulbulia

Research Fellow, Clinical Trial Service Unit, University of Oxford

Rebecca A B Burton

Associate Professor and Senior Research Fellow (Linacre College)

James Byrne

Professor of Neuroradiology

Ben Cairns

Senior Statistical Epidemiologist; University Research Lecturer

Dexter Canoy

Clinical Epidemiologist

Carolyn Carr

Associate Professor of Biomedical Science

Jennifer Carter

Associate Course Director, MSc Global Health Science and Epidemiology, Senior ...

Barbara Casadei

British Heart Foundation (BHF) Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine

Keith Channon

Field Marshal Earl Alexander Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine

Zhengming Chen

Professor of Epidemiology and Director of China Programmes

Yiping Chen

MRC Study Coordinator and Senior Investigator Scientist

Robin Choudhury

Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine

Grant C Churchill

Associate Professor in Chemical Pharmacology

Kieran Clarke

Professor of Physiological Biochemistry

Robert Clarke

Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health Medicine

Rory Collins

Head of Nuffield Department of Population Health and BHF Professor of Medicine ...

Mark Crabtree

Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Biochemistry

David Cutter

Clinical Research Fellow (CTSU) and Consultant Clinical Oncologist (Oxford ...

Sarah Darby

Professor of Medical Statistics

Kay Davies

Emeritus Professor of Genetics

Nele Demeyere

Associate Professor of Experimental Psychology

Aiden Doherty

Associate Professor

Kim Dora

Professor of Microvascular Pharmacology

Gillian Douglas

Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Science

Terry Dwyer

Emeritus Professor of Epidemiology, Nuffield Department of Women’s & ...

Jonathan Emberson

Professor of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology

Andrew Farmer

Professor of General Practice

Vanessa Ferreira

British Heart Foundation (BHF) Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine

Sarah Floud

University Research Lecturer and Senior Epidemiologist

Antony Galione

Statutory Professor of Pharmacology

John Gallacher

Director, Dementias Platform UK; Professor of Cognitive Health

Christopher J Garland

Professor of Vascular Pharmacology

Alison Halliday

Professor of Vascular Surgery

Ashok Handa

Director of Surgical Education

Abdelaali Hassaine

Machine Learning Scientist

Lisa Heather

BHF Intermediate Fellow and Associate Professor

Carl Heneghan

Professor of Evidence-Based Medicine

Neil Herring

Associate Professor, BHF Senior Fellow and Consultant Cardiologist

Richard Hobbs

Head of Department

Michael Holmes

Associate Professor

Tim Holt

Senior Clinical Research Fellow

Jemma Hopewell

Professor of Precision Medicine & Epidemiology

Susan Jebb

Professor of Diet and Population Health

Peter Jezzard

Herbert Dunhill Professor of Neuroimaging

Fredrik Karpe

Professor of Metabolic Medicine

Akane Kawamura

James Kennedy

Associate Professor of Geratology & Stroke Medicine

Ben Lacey

Associate Professor

Michael Lay

Head of Project Information Science

Paul Leeson

Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine

Ming Lei

Associate Professor

Sarah Lewington

Professor of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Director of Graduate Studies ...

Dan Li

University Research Lecturer

Craig Lygate

Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Physiology

Marion Mafham

Clinical Research Fellow, CTSU

Masliza Mahmod

Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine

Richard McManus

Professor of Primary Care

Borislava Mihaylova

Associate Professor

Iona Millwood

Senior Epidemiologist; University Research Lecturer

Mathilda Mommersteeg

Associate Professor of Developmental and Regenerative Medicine

Claudia Monaco

Professor of Cardiovascular Inflammation

Stefan Neubauer

Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine

Robyn Norton

Acting Executive Director, The George Institute, UK.

David Nunan

Departmental Lecturer and Senior Research Fellow

Chris O'Callaghan

Jaideep Pandit

Consultant Anaesthetist

Anant Parekh

Director, Centre for Integrative Physiology

Sarah Parish

Professor of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology

David Paterson

Head of Department

Catherine Pears

Associate Professor

Sarah Pendlebury

Professor of Medicine and Old Age Neuroscience

Rafael Perera

Director Medical Statistics

David Preiss

Associate Professor

Kazem Rahimi

Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Population Health

Peter Ratcliffe

Mike Rayner

Professor of Population Health and Director of the World Health Organization ...

Charles Redwood

Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Biochemistry

Christina Reith

Senior Clinical Research Fellow

Paul Riley

BHF Professor of Regenerative Medicine & Chair of Development and Cell Biology

Peter Robbins

Professor of Physiology

Angela Russell

Professor of Medicinal Chemistry

Peter Scarborough

Associate Professor and University Research Lecturer

Iryna Schlackow

Senior Researcher

Chris Schofield

Elena Seiradake

Associate Professor & Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow

James Sheppard

University Research Lecturer

Nicola Smart

BHF Ian Fleming Fellow

Duncan Sparrow

Associate Professor and BHF Senior Basic Science Research Fellow

Shankar Srinivas

Professor of Developmental Biology

Natalie Staplin

MRC PHRU Senior Statistician

Pawel Swietach

Professor of Physiology

David Taggart

Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery

Paolo Tammaro

Associate Professor in Pharmacology

Katherine Tucker

Senior Researcher

Damian Tyler

Professor of Physiological Metabolism

Ellie Tzima

Professor of Cardiovascular Biology

Sridhar Vasudevan

Associate Professor in Pharmacology and Drug Discovery

Richard Wade-Martins

Principal Investigator

Robin Walters

Associate Professor, MRC PHRU

Hugh Watkins

Radcliffe Professor of Medicine and Head of Department

Peter Watkinson

Associate Professor of Intensive Care Medicine

Matthew Wood

Professor of Neuroscience

Mark Woodward

Professor of Statistics and Epidemiology

Ling Yang

Senior Epidemiologist

Manuela Zaccolo

Deputy Head of Department