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Professor Amrita Ahluwalia

Professor Amrita Ahluwalia

Name:

Professor Amrita Ahluwalia FBPhS

Organisation:

Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry

Year elected:

2004

Primary professional setting:

Academia

Amrita Ahluwalia is Professor of Vascular Pharmacology and Co-Director of The William Harvey Research Institute at Barts Medical School at Queen Mary University of London. Prof Ahluwalia‘s research is focused upon identifying strategies that might improve vascular and cardiac function in cardiovascular disease. A particular area of research focus is in understanding the mechanisms of action of inorganic nitrate and nitrite in the cardiovascular system and in this area Prof Ahluwalia has led the field in translating her pre-clinical observations into the clinical setting. Separately Prof Ahluwalia is a committed champion of equality in the workplace, advanced through numerous initiatives including her role in establishment of the British Pharmacological Society Mentoring Scheme for Women. She is also Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Pharmacology.