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Kennedy Cruickshank

Kennedy Cruickshank
Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine & Diabetes
Diabetes and Nutritional Sciences Division
King’s College London
London, United Kingdom
Consultant physician
St Thomas’ & Guy’s Hospitals
London, United Kingdom

John Kennedy Cruickshank is Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine & Diabetes in the Diabetes & Nutritional Sciences division at King’s College, and Consultant physician at St Thomas’ & Guy’s Hospitals, London  since 2011. He previously held a chair  in Cardiovascular Medicine & Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Manchester and Consultant Physician at Manchester Royal Infirmary. He spent a further year as visiting Senior Lecturer and Consultant at the University of the West Indies & Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Barbados, before being recruited to Manchester. He coordinated an EU study on nutritional origins of high BP & diabetes in African-origin populations between rural & urban Cameroon, Jamaica & Manchester. He spent a sabbatical at the US Bogalusa Heart study. His research continues on the origin of ethnic differences in high blood pressure, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, particularly via arterial function and stiffness. That is focused on the life course (ie: early causes and mechanisms from fetal life and childhood), developing interventions & treatment strategies at all stages. He founded the Cardiovascular Trials Unit in Manchester and runs similar Trials based in the Clinical Research Facility in St Thomas’ Hospital. He is a founder member of the British Hypertension Society. He sat on the Tropical Medicine & Public Health panel for the Wellcome Trust and is incoming President of the  Artery  Society, dedicated to research in arterial function and disease across all walks of life.