Professor Patrick Maxwell

Head of School at School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge

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Regius Professor of Physic and Head of the School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge

Professor Patrick Maxwell is the Regius Professor of Physic and Head of the School of Clinical Medicine at the University of Cambridge. He graduated from Corpus Christi College, Oxford, in 1983 with First Class Honours in Physiological Sciences and then did his clinical training at St Thomas’ Hospital where he won the Mead Medal in Medicine and the Cheselden Medal in Surgery.

He was appointed as University Lecturer and then Reader at the University of Oxford. In 2002 he moved to the Professorship of Nephrology at Imperial College, followed by the Chair of Medicine at University College London in 2008. He was appointed Regius Professor of Physic and Head of the School of Clinical Medicine of the University of Cambridge in 2012.

Professor Maxwell has served on a number of national grant committees, is an NIHR Senior Investigator and holds a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Award. He was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2005.

The principal thrust of his research is in transcriptional control of genes by oxygen. He has worked on this for more than twenty years.