Professor Simon Maxwell
Professor Maxwell qualified in Medicine with Honours from the University of Birmingham in 1986 and trained in medicine and clinical pharmacology in the West Midlands where he undertook research in cardiovascular medicine to gain both PhD and MD degrees. He was initially appointed as a consultant in 1996 in Leicester and subsequently moved to Edinburgh where he is now Professor of Student Learning (Clinical Pharmacology and Prescribing). He has had a longstanding interest in the a
ssessment and management of people at increased cardiovascular risk because of hypertension and hyperlipidaemia.
He has been a member of the Scottish Medicines Consortium and NICE medicines appraisal committee. He is currently a member of the Medicine and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency’s (MHRA) Pharmacovigilance Expert Advisory Committee and is Medical Director of the Scottish Centre for Adverse Reactions to Drugs (CARDS).