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Professor Christian Delles
Christian Delles is Professor of Cardiovascular Prevention; Head of the School of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Health, University of Glasgow; and Honorary Consultant Physician with NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde. His research focusses on prevention of cardiovascular diseases and spans from fundamental mechanistic research to clinical translation.
Associate Professor Dimitris Papamargaritas
Dimitris Papamargaritis is an Associate Professor and Honorary Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology at University of Leicester/ University Hospitals of Northamptonshire NHS Group with special interest in obesity and type 2 diabetes. He is a National Clinical Fellow of the European Association for the Study of Obesity, a trustee of the Association for the study of Obesity and a member of the academic committee of the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists. His research interests include new pharmacotherapies for obesity management, understanding how to best combine lifestyle, pharmacological and surgical treatments for obesity and type 2 diabetes as well as interventions for postprandial hypoglycaemia after bariatric surgery.
Dr Katherine Tucker
"My research expertise is in cardiovascular pathology and diagnosis. I am particularly interested in pregnancy, the postpartum period, and long-term cardiovascular risk."
Dr Luca Faconti
"My clinical research career began in 2008 when I joined the European Centre of Excellence for the diagnosis and treatment of arterial hypertension whilst studying Medicine at the University of Pisa. After completing my medical training, my passion for research inspired me to join King’s College London in 2015, where I developed an interest in the influence of ethnicity on cardiovascular disease. In 2021 I completed a PhD in Cardiovascular Medicine and my current research focuses on hypertension and hypertension mediated target organ damage."
Professor Neil Poulter
Professor Neil Poulter qualified at St Mary’s Hospital, London, in 1974, following which he trained in General Medicine. He spent 5 years in Kenya co-ordinating a collaborative hypertension research programme at the Wellcome Trust Research Laboratories in Nairobi.
In 1985 he gained an MSc in Epidemiology with distinction at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He was Co-PI of the WHO Oral Contraceptive case-control Study at University College London Medical School.
In 1997 he was appointed Professor of Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine at Imperial College London, where he is currently co-Director of the International Centre for Circulatory Health and Founding Director of the Imperial Clinical Trials Unit. He is an Honorary Consultant Physician and Epidemiologist at the Peart-Rose Clinic based at Hammersmith Hospital, London.
He was President of the British Hypertension Society from 2003-2005 and was the President of the International Society of Hypertension from 2016-2018.
He has contributed chapters to several major textbooks and published over 650 papers in peer-reviewed medical journals, including co-authoring several sets of national and international guidelines.
He has played a senior management role in several international trials including the ASCOT, ADVANCE, EXSCEL, DEVOTE LEADER and CREOLE trials. He is the Chief Investigator of the May Measurement Month, an annual global blood pressure screening campaign initiated by the International Society of Hypertension.
Associate Professor Pankaj Gupta
As an Associate Professor in the University of Leicester, Pankaj’s research primarily focuses on diagnosing non-adherence and devising strategies to enhance patient compliance. He is an Honorary Consultant Chemical Pathologist and Metabolic Physician at the University Hospitals of Leicester and Co-Director of the National Centre for Adherence Testing (NCAT). He leads specialised clinics for hypertension and lipids, while also overseeing the biochemistry laboratory.