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Professor Francesco P Cappuccio


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
Vice-President, British and Irish Hypertension Society

Researcher ID: D-3028-2009

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

Academic Office: Ms. Desiree Stewart
Tel: +44 (0)2476 574530 / 523543

NHS Office: Mrs Pam Gould
Tel: +44 (0)24 7696 5768
Fax: +44 (0)24 7696 6271


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.

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

Current Roles
2006 - Technical Advisor, World Health Organization (WHO)
2008 - Member, Information Service & Guidelines Working Party, British Hypertension Society
2009 - Committee Member, NCD Committee of the Faculty of Public Health
2010 - Individual Member, National Heart Forum (now UK Health Forum)
2013 - Deputy Editor, Sleep journal
2012 - 2016 Member, WHO Expert Advisory Panel on Nutrition
2013 - 2016 Chair, PRESERVE Trial - Data Monitoring Committee
2014 - Member, Coventry and Warwickshire Area Prescribing Committee
2015 - Associate Editor, NMCD journal
2015 - 2017 Vice-President, British & Irish Hypertension Society

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


Association of Physicians of Great Britain & Ireland (APGB&I)
British and Irish Hypertension Society (BIHS)
British Sleep Society (BSS)
National Heart Forum NHF (individual member)


European Society of Hypertension (ESH)
American Society of Hypertension (ASH)
American Sleep Association (ASA)
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 C'tees 1997; 2001; 2003)
Council on Hypertension of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC)


Forthcoming presentations

The 2016 Sleep Summit - London, 22-24 Nov 2016

The 10th Annual Stroke Update Conference - Brighton, 25 Nov 2016

Is today's society sleep deprived? Royal Society of Medicine - London 7 Feb 2017

From Arterial Hypertension to Heart Disease - Naples, 4-6 May, 2017

British Sleep Society - Brighton, 12-14 Oct 2017

FPC New Pic

Useful Links
Sleep and Health News
    • Dealing with insomnia

    BBC Radio 4: Woman's Hour (05/05/2016)

    • Sleeping late? Napping a lot?

    CNN (04/09/2015) (04/09/2015)

    • Report from ESC in London

    Mail Online (31/08/2015)

    BBC News(24/03/2015)

    BBC World Service (21/02/2015)

      Diet and Health News