Our top Professors

Our researchers are the best of the best. They are committed to finding cures and treatments for heart and circulatory diseases. Here, we’ve profiled some of our researchers so you can get to know the people behind our life saving research.

Gianni Angelini

Gianni Angelini is the BHF Professor of Cardiac Surgery at the Bristol Heart Institute.

Andrew Baker

Andrew Baker is the BHF Professor of Translational Cardiovascular Sciences at the BHF Centre of Regenerative Medicine for Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Edinburgh.

Martin Bennett 

Martin Bennett is the BHF Professor of Cardiovascular Sciences at the University of Cambridge, Addenbrooke's Hospital.

Shoumo Bhattacharya

Shoumo Bhattacharya is the BHF Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the BHF Centre of Research Excellence, University of Oxford.

Massimo Caputo

Massimo Caputo is Professor of Congenital Heart Surgery and Consultant in Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Bristol.  

Barbara Casadei

Barbara Casadei is the BHF Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the BHF Centre of Research Excellence, University of Oxford.

Keith Channon 

Professor Keith Channon is the BHF Field Marshal Earl Alexander Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Oxford.

Rory Collins

Rory Collins is the BHF Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at the BHF Centre of Research Excellence, University of Oxford, Clinical Trial Service Unit & Epidemiological Studies Unit.

John Danesh

John Danesh is the BHF Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at the University of Cambridge, Department of Public Health and Primary Care.

David Eisner

David Eisner is BHF Professor of Cardiac Physiology at the University of Manchester.

Costanza Emanueli

Costanza Emanueli is the BHF Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Bristol, School of Clinical Sciences.

Mark Hanson

Mark Hanson is the BHF Professor of Cardiovascular Science at the University of Southampton.

Mathias Gautel

Mathias Gautel is the BHF Professor of Molecular Cardiology, BHF Centre of Research Excellence, King's College London.

Mark Kearney

Mark Kearney is the BHF Professor of Cardiovascular and Diabetes Research at the University of Leeds.

Bernard Keavney

Bernard Keavney is the BHF Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Manchester.

Ziad Mallat

Ziad Mallat is the BHF Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Cambridge, Addenbrooke's Hospital.

Federica Marelli-Berg 

Federica Marelli-Berg is the BHF Professor of Cardiovascular Immunology at Barts and the London, Queen Mary University London

Professor Manuel Mayr

Professor Manuel Mayr is the BHF Professor of Cardiovascular Proteomics at King’s College London.

Nick Morrell

Nick Morrell is the BHF Professor of Cardiopulmonary Medicine at the University of Cambridge.

Gavin Murphy

Gavin Murphy is the BHF Professor of Cardiac Surgery at the University of Leicester

David Newby

David Newby is the BHF John Wheatley Professor of Cardiology at the BHF Centre of Research Excellence, University of Edinburgh.

Kinya Otsu

Kinya Otsu is the BHF Professor of Cardiology at the BHF Centre of Research Excellence, King’s College London.

Sven Plein

Sven Plein is the BHF Professor of Cardiovascular Imaging at the University of Leeds.

Paul Riley

Paul Riley is the BHF Professor of Regenerative Medicine at the BHF Centre of Regenerative Medicine, University of Oxford.

Michael Schneider

Michael Schneider is the BHF Simon Marks Professor of Regenerative Cardiology at the BHF Centre for Research Excellence, Imperial College London.

Ajay Shah

Ajay Shah is the BHF Professor of Cardiology at the BHF Centre of Research Excellence, King’s College London School of Medicine.

Rhian Touyz

Rhian Touyz is the BHF Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the BHF Glasgow Cardiovascular Research Centre, University of Glasgow.

Hugh Watkins

Hugh Watkins is the BHF Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the BHF Centre of Research Excellence John Radcliffe Hospital, University of Oxford.

Steve Watson

Steve Watson is the BHF Professor of Cardiovascular Sciences and Cellular Pharmacology at the University of Birmingham, Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Alan Williams

Alan Williams is the BHF Sir Thomas Lewis Professor of Cardiovascular Science at Swansea University Medical School.

Qingbo Xu

Qingbo Xu is the BHF John Parker Professor of Cardiovascular Sciences at the BHF Centre of Research Excellence, King’s College London School of Medicine.