Professor Mark Woodward elected Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences

Professor Mark Woodward, Senior Professorial Fellow at The George Institute for Global Health and Professor of Epidemiology and Statistics at the University of Oxford, has been elected to join the prestigious Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

Professor Woodward was one of 48 of the UK’s world leading researchers to be announced as new Fellows on 10 May 2018. Fellows are elected for their outstanding contributions to biomedical and health science, leading research discoveries, and translating developments into benefits for patients and the wider society.

A world expert in meta-analysis and in cardiovascular disease risk scoring, Professor Woodward has been consistently named one of the world’s most highly cited researchers in the fields of the sciences and social sciences. He leads a programme of research into sex differences in the effects of risk factors for cardiovascular disease, and has demonstrated that diabetes and smoking confer greater additional risk of heart disease and stroke in women than in men.

Commenting on his election to the Fellowship, Professor Woodward said: ‘I am delighted to have been elected to join this influential group, and am very much looking forward to supporting the Academy to address the biggest health challenges we face today, both in the UK and globally.

‘In particular, I am hoping we can help to ensure that in future all aspects of scientific research are conducted in a gender equitable manner, and take into account differences in the way women and men experience and are treated for medical conditions, leading to better health outcomes for all.’