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Prof. Martin Bennett

Theme lead: Professor Martin Bennett 

Professor Bennett trained in Cardiology in Birmingham and Cambridge, and in research at the Imperial Cancer Research institute in London and University of Washington, Seattle, USA.

He currently holds the British Heart Foundation Chair of Cardiovascular Sciences at the University of Cambridge, with Honorary Consultant Cardiologist positions at Cambridge University and Royal Papworth Hospitals.

Professor Bennett directs the BHF Cambridge Centre for Research Excellence and the Cambridge Cardiovascular Interdisciplinary Research Centre. His clinical research programme examines the ability of invasive and non-invasive coronary artery imaging to identify vulnerable atherosclerotic plaques, focussing particularly on virtual histology intravascular ultrasound and optical coherence tomography.

His studies couple imaging with biomechanics to better predict patient outcomes, including developing novel artificial intelligence-based solutions to analyse scans and predict patient events. Professor Bennett is an NIHR Senior Investigator and has been Principal Investigator of some of the pivotal clinical trials in this area.


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Professor Christi Deaton
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Dr Jonathan Fuld Respiratory Consultant
Professor Fiona Gilbert Honorary Radiology Consultant, Professor of Radiology
Dr Charles Haworth Respiratory Consultant
Professor Hugh Markus Honorary Consultant
Professor Michael Murphy Professor of Mitochondrial Biology
Dr James Rudd
Honorary Consultant
Dr Sanjay Sinha Honorary Consultant and BHF Senior Research Fellow
Professor Nicole Soranzo Professor of Human Genetics
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Dr Mark Toshner Honorary Consultant and University Lecturer
Dr Elizabeth Warburton
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Professor Ian Wilkinson
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