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Professor Francesco P Cappuccio

MB BS; MD; MSc (Epid); DSc; DLSHTM; FRCP; FFPH; FAHA; FBHS

Cephalon Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine & Epidemiology
Honorary Consultant Cardiovascular Physician
Head, World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Nutrition
Director, European Centre of Excellence in Hypertension and Cardio-Metabolic Research

Researcher ID: D-3028-2009

Tel: +44 (0)24 7657 3129 or 3218
Fax: +44 (0)24 7696 6271

Academic Office: Desiree Stewart OR Nihid Iqbal
Tel: +44 (0)2476 574530 / 523543
Email: Desiree.Stewart@warwick.ac.uk OR Nihid.Iqbal@warwick.ac.uk

NHS Office: Mrs Pam Gould
Tel: +44 (0)24 7696 5768
Fax: +44 (0)24 7696 6271
E-mail: Pam.Gould@uhcw.nhs.uk

Profile

Franco moved to Warwick in July 2005 to take up the newly established Cephalon Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine & Epidemiology. He is a cardiovascular physician, a clinical epidemiologist and a public health expert. After his medical degree in Naples, he moved to Britain where he trained at Charing Cross Hospital, St George's Hospital Medical School and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in London. In 2000 he became Professor of Clinical Epidemiology & Primary Care at St George's, University of London.

His main interests are in the prevention, detection and management of hypertension and its complications of the heart, brain, kidneys and the circulation. His research interests are the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease, nutrition and health, metabolic abnormalities and cardiovascular risk, risk in ethnic minorities, both in developed and developing countries.

Franco heads up a multi-disciplinary research group with a number of research objectives: to develop and establish a programme of national and international cardiovascular epidemiology, to develop and establish a significant national and international programme of research into Sleep, Health and Society, to facilitate clinical research into sleep disorders, to assist the development of undergraduate and postgraduate education into sleep medicine and its impact on health and society.


Qualifications
1981 MB, BS (Hons) University of Naples
1984 MD (Hons) University of Naples
1993 MSc (Epidemiology) University of London
1996 MRCP Member of the Royal College of Physicians of London
1996 CCST in General Medicine
1997 DLSHTM University of London
1999 FRCP Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London
2000 MFPHM (now MFPH) Member of the Faculty of Public Health
2002 European Diploma of Hypertension Specialist (ESH)
2006 FFPH Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health
2007 FAHA Fellow of the American Heart Association
2012 DSc University of Warwick
2014 FBHS Fellow of the British Hypertension Society

Roles
1987 - Steering Committee, The Olivetti Prospective Heart Study
1991 - Principal Investigator, Wandsworth Heart & Stroke Study
2000 - Principal Investigator, Kumasi Study in West Africa
2005 - 2009 Treasurer, Executive Committee, British Hypertension Society
2006 - 2014 Strand Lead (Prevention), West Midlands Stroke Research Network (WMLSRN)
2006 Technical Expert, World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva, Switzerland
2007 Technical Expert, World Health Organization (WHO), Copenhagen, Denmark
2008 - 2015

Member, Information Service & Guidelines Working Party, British Hypertension Society

2008 - 2010 Core Member, Cardiovascular Diseases Expert Group, Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries and Risk Factors Study
2009 - 2014 Stroke Specialty Lead, West Midlands (South) CLRN
2009 - 2013 Committee Member, Cardiovascular Health Committee of the Faculty of Public Health of the Royal College of Physicians
2009 - 2012 Ordinary Member, Executive Committee, British Hypertension Society
2010 - 2012

Topic Leader for Stroke, West Midlands (South) CLRN

2010 -

Individual Member, National Heart Forum (now UK Health Forum)

2010 - 2012

Associate Editor, Sleep journal

2011 - 2015

Deputy Clinical Lead, West Midlands Stroke Research Network

2012 - 2015

Chair, Prevention Clinical Study Group, NIHR UK Stroke Research Network

2013 -

Deputy Editor, Sleep journal

2012 - 2016

Member, WHO Expert Advisory Panel on Nutrition
2013 - 2015 Member, MRC Trial Committee (Salt reduction in Chinese children)
2013 - 2016 Chair, PRESERVE Trial - Data Monitoring Committee
2014 -

Member, Coventry and Warwickshire Area Prescribing Committee

2015 -

Associate Editor, NMCD journal



Awards
2003 2002 RCGP and Boots The Chemists Research Paper of the Year Award (Royal College of General Practitioners)
2003 I.S.H.I.B. Distinguished Researcher Award for 2003 (International Society of Hypertension in Blacks)
2005 40th Anniversary Gold Medal of the Lithuanian Society of Cardiology
2007 International Fellowship of the American Heart Association (FAHA)
2008 -

European Society of Hypertension Centre of Excellence in Hypertension & Cardio-Metabolic Research

2008 - World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Nutrition

Membership of learned societies
National
Association of Physicians of Great Britain & Ireland (APGB&I)
British Hypertension Society (BHS)
British Sleep Society (BSS)
National Heart Forum NHF (individual member)

 

International
European Society of Hypertension (ESH)
American Society of Hypertension (ASH)
International Society & Federation of Cardiology (Section on Epidemiology & Prevention)
American Sleep Association (ASA)
European Society of Cardiology (ESC) (Working group on Epidemiology & Prevention)
Council on High Blood Pressure of the American Heart Association (AHA)
Council on Epidemiology & Prevention of the American Heart Association (AHA)
International Epidemiological Association (IEA)
International Society of Hypertension in Blacks (ISHIB) (Scientific Planning Committees 1997; 2001; 2003)
International Society of Nephrology (ISN)
 

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Useful Links

Cardiovascular Health

Sleep Research

Publications (1998-2015)

Publications (1983-1997)

Official Lectures

PhD Projects

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