Professor Gary Ford
Strategic Research Advisor

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  • Telephone: +44 (0) 1865 784957
  • Address: Oxford Academic Health Science Network
    Magdalen Centre North
    Oxford Science Park
    OX4 4GA

Roles and Responsibilities

Visiting Professor of Clinical Pharmacology, Oxford University

Consultant Physician, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust



BSc (Hons), MBBChir, MA, FRCP, FBPharmacolS, FMedSci

Previous Positions

Jacobson Chair of Clinical Pharmacology (2007-2013)

Professor of Pharmacology of Old Age,  Newcastle University (2000-2007)

Honorary Consultant Physician (Stroke Medicine) (2000-2013)

Senior Lecturer/Consultant Physician in Clinical Pharmacology/Geriatric Medicine, Newcastle University (1992-2000)

Director, NIHR Stroke Research Network (2005-2014)

Clinical Director R&D (Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) (2006-2013)

Senior Registrar in General and geriatric Medicine, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne (1989-1992)

Research Fellow Clinical Pharmacology, Stanford University, California, U.S.A. (1987-1989)



Academy of Medical Sciences                                                                                                             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

2013  CBE, New Years Honours List for services to research in stroke medicine  

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
NIHR Senior Investigator