Professor Christopher Garland

Professor Christopher Garland


Professor Christopher Garland FBPhS


University of Oxford

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Chris Garland is Professor of Vascular Pharmacology at Oxford University and a Fellow of Magdalen College, where he teaches science and medical students. Previously, he was Professor and Head of Pharmacology, University of Bath (2000-2008), Reader then Professor of Cardiovascular Pharmacology, University of Bristol (1993-2000) and between 1987-2003 Lecturer in Pharmacology at the University of Southampton. He is currently a Visiting Professor at the University of Queensland, Australia (2013-) and the Department of Pharmacology, University of Hong King (2021-), with past Visiting Professorships in the University of Bath (2008-2012), University of Nagoya, Japan (2011), Monash University, Australia (2000-2003) and the National Academy of Sciences, Taiwan (2003). He was a BPS Vice-President and council member of the Royal Society of Biology, and has served on grant panels for the Wellcome Trust, British Heart Foundation and the Medical Research Council. In 2009, he was awarded the BPS JR Vane Medal and in 2010 a Royal Society-Wolfson Fellowship. His research investigates the physiology and pharmacology of the microcirculation, with a particular focus on endothelium-dependent hyperpolarization (EDH) where his seminal discoveries have helped shape the field.