Professor John R Cockcroft
Professor Cockcroft is Professor of Cardiology at the Wales Heart Research Institute in Cardiff. He is also Special Professor of Cardiovascular Disease Prevention at the University of Nottingham and visiting Professor in the Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. Most recently Professor Cockcroft is visiting Professor at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital New York.
His major research interests focus on endothelial function and arterial stiffness in health and disease. Recently he has become interested in the mechanisms of vascular calcification especially in patients with renal disease. He is currently researching the relationship between osteoporosis and vascular calcification. He has published over a 150 peer reviewed articles and has co-authored books on hypertension and coronary heart disease. He is a founding member of the Association for Research into Arterial Structure and Physiology (ARTERY) and is co-organiser of the Association’s conferences. Currently he is the Secretary of The European Association of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (EACPT)
Professor Cockcroft’s clinical interests focus on hypertension and cardiovascular disease prevention and he was a member of the committee which produced the Welsh National Service Framework for cardiovascular disease. He is especially interested in patient empowerment and promoting more informed involvement with their care and treatment, and has lectured widely to patient groups on hypertension and cardiovascular disease. Indeed, 4 years ago he established the first patient self referral clinic in the UK, which has proved extremely popular with patients interested in establishing their own cardiovascular risk and learning more about cardiovascular risk factors in general. He has also run mobile cardiac vascular risk factor screening clinics Wales wide and also in England. Currently he runs an open access metabolic syndrome clinic. He is currently advising the CDC in Washington on including measurements of arterial stiffness in the NHANES Study.
Professor Cockcroft is a member of the British, European, American and International societies of Hypertension the British Cardiac Society and also the European Association for the Study of Diabetes. Most recently, he has been relected Secretary of The European Association of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (EACPT). He is President of The Association for Research into Arterial Structure and Physiology (ARTERY) and is Editor in Chief of the associations journal Artery Research.