Professor David Webb
Professor Webb is Lead for Hypertension services in NHS Lothian, and a Consultant in the Hypertension Clinic at WGH, running its European Society of Hypertension-accredited Hypertension Excellence Centre. He is Christison Professor of Therapeutics and Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Edinburgh, Lead for the Hypertension and Renal Theme in the British Heart Foundation (BHF) Centre of Research Excellence, Queen’s Medical Research Institute, Little France, and runs the University’s Clinical Research Centre at the Western General Hospital.
Professor Webb has research interests in treatment-resistant hypertension, Turner syndrome, and the role of blood vessel structure and function in hypertension and chronic kidney disease. His research is designed to find new medicines, and improve the way we use existing medicines, for treating people with high blood pressure, is funded largely by the BHF, and published in the Lancet, Circulation and Hypertension journals. He has been involved in the development of ACE, renin, endothelin and phosphodiesterase inhibitors. He is currently Vice-Chair of the Board of the UK medicines regulator, the Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).