Speaker Profile

DBE, M.D., FRCP, FAHA, FRSE, FMedSci, Regius Professor of Medicine, University of Glasgow; Director of Laboratories, NHS Test & Trace, Department of Health and Social Care, UK Government

Professor Dominiczak is also Honorary Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde; and Health Innovation Champion for the Medical Research Council. In 2016, she was awarded a DBE for services to cardiovascular and medical science. In March 2020, she successfully led the establishment of the Lighthouse Laboratory in Glasgow, leading to her secondment to the Department of Health and Social Care where she continues to expand the Lighthouse laboratory network. She is accountable for the UK labs testing capability across a coordinated network of 13 labs. As the network evolves, and very high throughput labs are brought online, her focus remains on delivering a triple helix partnership between academia, the NHS and industry to transform the long-term testing capability of the UK for COVID and beyond. Recognised as a world-leading cardiovascular scientist and clinical academic, her major research interests are in hypertension, cardiovascular genomics and precision medicine.