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Prof Christopher Gale
Prof Christopher Gale
Prof Christopher Gale is a professor of cardiovascular medicine at the Division of Epidemiology, University of Leeds. He is also an honorary consultant cardiologist and leads the Medical Research Council (MRC) Bioinformatics Centre’s Cardiovascular Epidemiology group.
Prof Gale qualified in medicine at the London Hospital Medical College and obtained a BSc (Hons) in psychology. After working as a junior doctor at the Royal London Hospital and becoming a member of the Royal College of Physicians, he became a MRC clinical training fellow and undertook a PhD in molecular biology at the University of Leeds. Prof Gale undertook specialty training in cardiology at the Leeds General Infirmary, where he was a NIHR academic clinical lecturer. He holds a Master’s in clinical education and a Master’s in statistical epidemiology. As a consultant cardiologist, he completed a 5-year NIHR Clinician Scientist Award to become an NIHR clinical trials fellow.
Prof Gale has published over 100 original research papers and is Deputy Editor of European Heart Journal – Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes. Prof Gale is Chair of the research committee of the National Institute for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research. In addition to membership of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Indicator Advisory Committee, he is an oversight committee member of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) EURObservational Research Programme and Secretary of the ESC Acute Cardiovascular Care Association.