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David Newby


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Professor David Newby graduated from the University of Southampton with a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Medicine degree in 1991. He has worked in Edinburgh for nearly 15 years and obtained Doctorate of Medicine and Doctorate of Philosophy degrees. Professor Newby is currently British Heart Foundation Professor of Cardiology at the University of Edinburgh, Translational Professor for the Translational Medicine Research Collaboration, Director of the Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility, Director of the Clinical Research Imaging Centre, Director of Research and Development for NHS Lothian and a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

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Professor Newby’s principal research interests are in endothelial and vascular biology, acute coronary syndromes and heart failure; focusing on clinical experimental and translational medicine. He currently holds a Programme Grant from the British Heart Foundation to explore the adverse cardiovascular effects of air pollution. Professor Newby is involved in several multicentre trials and has played a major role in the conduct of the SALTIRE (Scottish Aortic stenosis Lipid lowering Trial, Impact on REgression) and 3CPO (Health Technology Assessment trial of non-invasive ventilation for acute cardiogenic pulmonary oedema) trials. For his research, he was awarded the British Association of Pharmaceutical Physicians’ Prize, the Croom Lectureship (Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh), the BUPA research award for the best emerging clinical researcher in the UK, and the John French Lectureship (British Atherosclerosis Society). He has written several successful educational books that have received major national awards (British Medical Association Book Awards, Highly Commended: Coronary Heart Disease: Your Questions Answered; Society of Authors, First Prize (Richard Asher Prize): Cardiology: An Illustrated Coloured Text).


Professor Newby currently sits on the Editorial Board of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Arteriosclerosis Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, Biochemical Pharmacology and Heart. He is a member of the Project Grant Committee of the British Heart Foundation, and the Biomedical and Therapeutics Research Committee of the Chief Scientist’s Office at the Scottish Executive. Professor Newby was the Vice Chair for the development of the Scottish Intercollegiate Guideline Network (SIGN) guidelines for the management of acute coronary syndromes. He currently sits on the UKCRN Experimental Medicine Advisory Group and Cardiovascular Speciality Subgroup.


Funding body Principal grant holder Title Start date End date Amount
1 British Heart Foundation David Newby BHF Scholarship Scheme : Everett 01/08/2015 31/10/2016 64328
2 British Heart Foundation Marc Dweck Modification of calcification activity and 18F-Fluoride positron emission tomography uptake in cardiovascular disease. 01/12/2014 01/12/2019 976514
3 National Institute for Health Research David Newby Rapid Assessment of Potential Ischaemic Heart Disease with CTCA. The role of early CT coronary Angiography in the evaluation, intervention and outcome of patients presenting to the Emergency Department with suspected or confirmed Acute Coronary Syndrome. 01/10/2014 30/09/2018 23849
4 British Heart Foundation Marc Dweck 18F-fluoride in the identification of bioprosthetic valve degeneration following surgical and transcatheter implantation. 01/08/2014 31/07/2017 294956
5 Wellcome Trust David Newby Identification and prediction of coronary artery plaque rupture using 18F-fluoride psitron emission tomorgraphy 01/08/2014 31/07/2019 2334774
6 Heart Foundation David Newby Overseas research Training Fellowship 01/08/2014 31/07/2015 50000
7 Chief Scientist Office Jennifer Richards 18F-Sodium fluoride imaging of abdominal aortic aneurysms 01/07/2014 30/06/2017 254663
8 Peter Palmer Liferent Trust David Newby Effects of soluble epoxide hydolase inhibition on tissue plasminogen activator release 01/03/2014 28/02/2015 50000
9 British Heart Foundation David Newby Scholarship for Dr Tania Pawade 01/03/2014 31/05/2015 70093
10 British Heart Foundation David Newby BHF UK Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine Centre 01/10/2013 30/09/2017 2500000