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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
ORCID-ID: 0000-0002-7842-5493

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

Academic Office: Ms. Desiree Stewart

NHS Office: Mrs Pam Gould

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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 and Irish Hypertension Society
2017 FESC Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology
Current Roles
  • 2006- Technical Advisor, World Health Organization (WHO)
  • 2010- Individual Member, National Heart Forum (now UK Health Forum)
  • 2013- Chair, PRESERVE Trial - Data Monitoring Committee
  • 2014- Member, Coventry and Warwickshire Area Prescribing Committee
  • 2015- Associate Editor, NMCD journal
  • 2015- Vice-President, British & Irish Hypertension Society
  • 2016- Chair, Information Service & Guidelines Working Party, 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)



RSM Logo

Is today's society sleep deprived?

Royal Society of Medicine - London 7 Feb 2017


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Diabete e Malattie Cardiovascolari

Starhotel E.C.ho - Milan 23-24 February 2017


Federico II(2)

From arterial hypertension to heart disease

University of Naples Federico II - Naples 4-6 May 2017


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Hypertension: state of the art in 2017

Royal College of Physicians - London 16 May 2017



Ethnicity and hypertension in a changing Europe

Pre-ESH Congress Satellite Symposium of the European Society of Hypertension

Florence - 14 June 2017


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Annual Meeting, British Sleep Society

Brighton, 12-14 October 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