Professor Gary Ford
Jacobson Chair of Clinical Pharmacology

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  • Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7744
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  • Address: Level 6 Leazes Wing
    Royal Victoria Infirmary
    NE1 4LP

Roles and Responsibilities

Director, NIHR Stroke Research Network

Clinical Director R&D (Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust)

Honorary Consultant Physician (Stroke Medicine) 


BSc (Hons), MBBChir, MA, FRCP

Previous Positions

Professor of Pharmacology of Old Age,  Newcastle University

Senior Lecturer/Consultant Physician in Clinical Pharmacology/Geriatric Medicine, Newcastle University

Senior Registrar in General and geriatric Medicine, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne

Research Fellow Clinical Pharmacology, Stanford University, California, U.S.A.


Association of Physicians
1942 Club
European Stroke Council
British Association of Stroke Physicians
British Pharmacological Society (Clinical Pharmacology Section)
Royal College of Physicians, London
Honours and Awards

2007 Visiting Professorship, Centre for Education Research on Ageing (CERA), Concord Repatriation General Hospital, University of Sydney.

2006 Pfizer Visiting Professorship, Australian Society for Geriatric Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting

2000 William B Abrams Award for outstanding contributions in the field of Geriatric Clinical Pharmacology awarded by the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Research Interests

Acute stroke therapies
Early diagnosis of stroke
Hypertension and cognitive function

Esteem Indicators

Director NIHR Stroke Research Network
Clinical Director R&D, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust