Professor Simon Capewell

Simon trained in general, respiratory and cardiovascular medicine in Newcastle, Cardiff, and Oxford, then in public health in Edinburgh and Glasgow. He was appointed as the first Professor of Clinical Epidemiology in the University of Liverpool in 1999.

Simon manages a research programme mainly involving cardiovascular disease (CVD) and food policy. Joint funding totalling over £20 million, with well over two hundred & seventy peer-reviewed papers, many in top journals.

His recent research includes programmes funded by MRC, NIHR, EU and BHF examining:

  • why CVD death rates have recently halved in the UK, USA , Poland & elsewhere, and why CVD rates are increasing in China and many other developing countries, and
  • the development of effective and cost-saving cardiovascular prevention strategies: building on empirical evidence, policy analyses, and quantitative modelling in high middle and low income countries.

Simon is a Trustee for the UK Faculty of Public Health, for UK Health Forum, and for Heart of Mersey, a large regional CVD primary prevention charity. He contributes to policy development and service work, and has recently chaired/participated in a dozen national /international committees (including Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, British Heart Foundation, NICE, UK Faculty of Public Health, European Society of Cardiology and WHO).