Professor Gary Ford
Strategic Research Advisor

  • Email: gary.ford@ncl.ac.uk
  • Telephone: +44 (0) 1865 784957
  • Address: Oxford Academic Health Science Network
    Magdalen Centre North
    Oxford Science Park
    OX4 4GA

Roles and Responsibilities

Strategic Research Advisor, Newcastle University

Chief Executive Officer, Oxford Academic Health Science Network

Visiting Professor of Clinical Pharmacology, Oxford University

Consultant Physician, Oxford University Hospitals NHS  Foundation Trust

 

Qualifications

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)

 

Memberships

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  

2011 Progress and Innovation Award from Stroke journal for paper 'Intravenous Alteplase for Stroke in Those Older than 80 years old'

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

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

2011 Progress and Innovation Award from Stroke journal for paper 'Intravenous Alteplase for Stroke in Those Older than 80 years old'

Director NIHR Stroke Research Network

NIHR Senior Investigator