Professional Qualifications and professional memberships 

BMedSci (Hons) – University of Nottingham 1974

BMBS - University of Nottingham 1976

Doctor of Medicine - University of Nottingham 1989

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians - 1992

Research interests 

  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Hypertension and Cardiovascular Risk
  • Cardiovascular Physiology / Physiological Changes with Ageing
  • Cardiovascular Causes of Syncope (Falls)

Career summary 

Following various general medical training posts I was appointed British Heart Foundation Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham where the research for my MD thesis was undertaken into aspects of the relationship between alcohol consumption and blood pressure. In 1985 I was appointed Lecturer in Medicine at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, moving in 1989 to the University of Leicester as Senior Lecturer in Medicine for the Elderly. In 1993 I was appointed Chair in Medicine for the Elderly at the University of Leicester, moving to the University of East Anglia in October 2006 as the Foundation Chair in Ageing & Stroke Medicine.

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