Alun Hughes is currently Professor of Cardiovascular Physiology and Pharmacology at UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science. He is Head of the Department of Population Science & Experimental Medicine in the UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science, and Associate Director of the MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing at UCL. He is also a visiting professor at the National Heart & Lung Institute, Imperial College London, the Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania & the Department of Pharmacology, University of Aarhus, Denmark.
Professor Hughes completed his medical degree (MB, BS) at St Mary’s Hospital Medical School in 1983 having obtained a 1st class intercalated BSc degree in Physiology in 1979. He was awarded a PhD from the University of London in 1988 for his work on vascular dopamine receptors. Subsequently he was a Medical Research Council Training Fellow at St George’s Hospital Medical School, a British Heart Foundation Intermediate Fellow, Senior Lecturer/Reader and subsequently Professor of Clinical Pharmacology at Imperial College London before moving to UCL.
Professor Hughes was Secretary of the British Hypertension Society from 2004 -2008, President of the European Council for Cardiovascular Research from 2008-2010, and is currently a faculty member and hononary Professor of the Danish Cardiovascular Research Academy (DaCRA).