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Professor Gary Ford CBE FMedSci

Professor Gary Ford CBE FMedSci


Professor Gary Ford CBE FMedSci FBPhS


Oxford Academic Health Science Network

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Professor Ford is Chief Executive of the Oxford Academic Health Science Network, Visiting Professor of Clinical Pharmacology at Oxford University and Consultant Stroke Physician at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He held a Clinical Pharmacology Fellowship at Stanford University. His research interests are on the impact of ageing on drug responsiveness with a focus on acute stroke therapies. He held the Jacobson Chair of Clinical Pharmacology at Newcastle University from 2007-2013. He has been involved in service innovations in UK stroke care in the last 20 years including developing the first thrombolysis protocol for acute stroke in England. He developed the Face Arm Speech Test now used to increase public and professional awareness of stroke. In 2005 he was appointed Director of the National Institute for Health Research Stroke Research Network and awarded a CBE in the 2013 New Year Honours List for services to research in stroke medicine.