BSc Hons, PhD, FMedSci
Professorial Fellow in Medicine; British Heart Foundation Professor of Regenerative Medicine; Chair of Development and Cell Biology, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics; Director of the Oxbridge BHF centre of Regenerative Medicine

Academic Background


BSc: University of Leeds, Department of Zoology; 1987-1990
PhD: University College London, Institute of Zoology; 1992-1995

Research Positions:

Wellcome International Travelling Fellow: Post-doctoral training at the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto CA; 1996-1999

Post-doctoral Training at the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford; 1999

Non-Clinical Lecturer (1999-2000); Senior Lecturer (2003-2007); Reader (2007-2009); Professor (2009-2011), UCL-Institute of Child Health; 1999-2011

British Heart Foundation Professor of Regenerative Medicine; Chair of Development and Reproduction, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics University of Oxford; 2011-present.


Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences 2014
European Society of Cardiology Basic Sciences Council Outstanding Achievement Award 2008
MRC Career Establishment Award 2003-2008

Undergraduate Teaching


FHS of Medical and Physiological Sciences (2012- present)

University College London:

BSc Biomedical Sciences, SGHMS (2006-2011);
BSc Veterinary Sciences; RVC (2007-2011): Cardiovascular Development.

Postgraduate Teaching


Stem cells: A Pathway through the Maze (OSCI; 2012-present)

University College London:

MSc in Prenatal Genetics and Fetal Medicine (2001-2011): Cardiovascular Development;
MRes in Biomedicine (2002-2011): Expression Systems;
UCL CoMPLEX MRes (2007-2011): Wound healing;
MSc Heart and Circulation (2009-2011): Cardiovascular Stem Cells.

Research Interests

Transcriptional control of heart development and models of congenital heart disease;
Resident stem/progenitor cell-derived cardiac repair and regeneration.


Subject notes for courses taught at Jesus College: Medicine

See also the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and GeneticsOxford Stem Cell Institute and BHF Regenerative Medicine Centre websites.