Professor Simon Anderson, BSc PhD MPhil MSc MBBCh MRCP FESC

Role: Director

Simon read Biochemistry on the picturesque Mona campus of the University of the West Indies from where he won the Cambridge Commonwealth Scholarship to read Epidemiology at the University of Cambridge. He subsequently studied Human Biology and Genetics at the University of Oxford and then trained in medicine at Cardiff University in Wales. He held a prestigious NIHR Clinical Fellowship and an NIHR Clinical Lectureship during his postgraduate training in academic Cardiology at the University of Manchester, honing his skills at The George Institute of Global Health, Oxford and The Farr Institute of Health Informatics Research, University College London.

His sub-specialty clinical cardiology training was in Heart Failure and Transplantation, undertaken at the Manchester University Foundation NHS Trust, UK. He has research interests in cardiovascular disease epidemiology, genetics, the aetiology and emerging risk factors for chronic diseases as well as methodological approaches for the use of large-scale datasets to study variations and outcomes of chronic diseases. He currently holds a Chair in Population Health Sciences and Cardiovascular Medicine at the George Alleyne Chronic Disease Research Centre (GA-CDRC) at the University of the West Indies, Barbados

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