Senior Investigator Profile

First NameIan
Award StatusTerm 1
Current PostProfessor and Honorary Consultant
DepartmentExperimental Medicine
Telephone01223 336806
InstitutionUniversity of Cambridge
NHS TrustCambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Region NameEast of England
Primary Research FieldPharmacology & Pharmaceutical Sciences
Secondary Research FieldCardiology & Cardiovascular Disease
BiographyIan Wilkinson is a Clinical Pharmacologist and Professor of Therapeutics in the University of Cambridge. He leads the division of Experimental Medicine and Immunotherapeutics and the Cambridge Clinical Trials Unit. His main research interests are clinical/experimental studies designed to understand the mechanisms causing hypertension and cardiovascular disease, and to develop new treatments. He is lead investigator on the MRC/BHF-funded AIMHY-INFORM trial, which will determine the most effective antihypertensive treatment for different ethnic groups in the UK, and a number of early phase trials run in collaboration with Industry partners. He also leads the Cambridge Experimental Medicine Training Initiative – which aims to create the next generation of clinical researchers to develop the medicines of the future.

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