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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

Naveed Akbar

Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Science

Naomi Allen

Professor in Epidemiology

Charalambos Antoniades

British Heart Foundation Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine

Jane Armitage

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

Frances Ashcroft

Research Professor

Colin Baigent

Emeritus Professor of Epidemiology

Adrian Banning

Professor of Interventional Cardiology

Shoumo Bhattacharya

Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine

Louise Bowman

Professor of Medicine and 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

Academic Visitor

Dexter Canoy

Clinical Epidemiologist

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 and Head of ...

Zhengming Chen

Richard Peto Professor of Epidemiology

Yiping Chen

Senior Research Fellow

Robin Choudhury

Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine

Grant C Churchill

Professor of Chemical Pharmacology

Robert Clarke

Emeritus Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health Medicine

Rory Collins

Head of Oxford Population Health and BHF Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology

David Cutter

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

Sarah Darby

Professor of Medical Statistics

Nele Demeyere

Associate Professor

Aiden Doherty

Professor of Biomedical Informatics

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

Vanessa Ferreira

Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine

Sarah Floud

Associate Professor

Antony Galione

Statutory Professor of Pharmacology

John Gallacher

Professor of Cognitive Health; Director, Dementias Platform UK; Director, ...

Christopher J Garland

Professor of Vascular Pharmacology

Anuj Goel

Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Genetics

James Grist

Principal Investigator

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

Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, BHF Senior Fellow and Consultant ...

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


Michael Lay

Head of Project Information Science

Regent Lee

Associate Professor of Vascular Surgery

Paul Leeson

Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine

Ming Lei

Reader in Cardiac Pharmacology

Sarah Lewington

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

Dan Li

Associate Professor

Craig Lygate

Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Physiology

Marion Mafham

Associate Professor, Heart Studies Group

Masliza Mahmod

Visiting Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine

Richard McManus

Professor of Primary Care

Borislava Mihaylova

Associate Professor

Iona Millwood


Mathilda Mommersteeg

Associate Professor of Developmental and Regenerative Medicine

Claudia Monaco

Professor of Cardiovascular Inflammation

Saul Myerson

Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine

Stefan Neubauer

Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine

Robyn Norton

Acting Executive Director, The George Institute, UK.

David Nunan

Senior Researcher and Educator in Evidence-Based Health Care

Chris O'Callaghan

Elizabeth Ormondroyd

Principal Investigator in RDM; Senior researcher; Genetic counsellor

Jaideep Pandit

Consultant Anaesthetist

Anant Parekh

Director, Centre for Integrative Physiology

Sarah Parish

Emeritus Professor of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology

David Paterson

Head of Department

Michael Pavlides

Head of liver imaging at OCMR

Catherine Pears

Associate Professor

Sarah Pendlebury

Professor of Medicine and Old Age Neuroscience

Rafael Perera

Director Medical Statistics and Director of Graduate Studies

David Preiss

Associate Professor

Kazem Rahimi

Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Population Health

Betty Raman

Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine

Peter Ratcliffe

Mike Rayner

Professor of Population Health

John Reader

Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

Charles Redwood

Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Biochemistry

Christina Reith

Associate Professor

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

Professor of Population Health

Iryna Schlackow

Senior Researcher

Chris Schofield

Elena Seiradake

Associate Professor & Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow

James Sheppard

Associate Professor

Filipa Simões

Group Leader

Nicola Smart

BHF Ian Fleming Fellow and Professor of Cardiovascular Science

Duncan Sparrow

Associate Professor and BHF Senior Basic Science Research Fellow

Shankar Srinivas

Professor of Developmental Biology

Natalie Staplin

Senior Statistician

Pawel Swietach

Professor of Physiology

David Taggart

Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery

Nick Talbot

Associate Professor and Consultant in Respiratory Medicine

Paolo Tammaro

Professor in Pharmacology

Christopher Toepfer

Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Science

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

Professor of Molecular Neuroscience

Robin Walters

Senior Scientist

Hugh Watkins

Radcliffe Professor of Medicine

Peter Watkinson

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