Cardiovascular Research at the University of Leicester


The Cardiovascular Theme encompasses all research in the College that is related to the cardiovascular system. There are over 30 principal investigators affiliated with the Cardiovascular Theme. Principal investigators are based in several College Departments including Cardiovascular Sciences, Health Sciences, Cell Physiology and Pharmacology, Biochemistry, Genetics and Infection, Inflammation and Immunity.

Principle sub-themes include Cardiovascular genomics and proteomics, Cardiovascular cell biology and signalling, Cardiovascular physiology and Pathophysiology and clinical trials.

There are multi-disciplinary research programmes on several common cardiovascular diseases including coronary artery disease, heart failure, hypertension, peripheral vascular disease, arrhythmias, stroke, and diabetes. There is excellent interaction between basic and clinical scientists. There is an emphasis on translational research facilitated by the Leicester NIHR Biomedical Research Unit in Cardiovascular Disease and the Leicester Clinical Trials Unit. The theme is also home to the Trent Research Network in Stroke.

Collaborations are facilitated within the theme through regular research days, a regular seminar programme, establishment of groups focused on specific sub-themes, a theme intra-net and cross Departmental studentships. There are strong interactions with investigators in other Departments including Engineering, Physics and Chemistry as well as with national and international groups.

For further information, please contact Professor Alison H Goodall, Theme Leader, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leicester 
Tel: 0116 258 3026 Email:

Alternativley contact Tom Barson, Cardiovascular Theme Administrator, College Research & Enterprise Office (CREO), University of Leicester.
Tel: 0116 252 2967 Email:
To find out more information about Tom Barson & CREO please click here.


Cardiovascular Research Sub-Themes


Cardiovascular  Theme Steering Group

Theme Affiliates

Cardiovascular Sciences Biomedical Research Unit

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