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Area of expertise: thrombosis and haemostasis, pathology, lupus
Beverley Hunt is professor of thrombosis and haemostasis at King’s College London and is a consultant in thrombosis and haemostasis at Guy's and St Thomas'. Beverley is director of Guy's and St Thomas' Haemostasis Research Unit. She is also the clinical lead for haematological services at Viapath and sits on the Viapath Analytics operating board.
She is a national and international expert in thrombosis and acquired bleeding disorders. In England, she sits on the National VTE (venous thromboembolism) board where she is co lead of the patient awareness and experience work stream. She also sits on the National VTE prevention clinical advisory group, the NICE Guidelines Development group for the management of VTE and the NICE VTE standards development committee. She sat on the NICE guidelines development group and clinical standards committee for the prevention of venous thromboembolism in hospitalised patients.
Beverley co-founded award-winning charity Thrombosis UK – formerly called Lifeblood and she chairs the steering committee of the high profile World Thrombosis Day campaign – a campaign to improve awareness and care of those with thrombosis globally. Beverley is also a trustee of KLS-support UK, a charity supporting those with Kleine Levin syndrome.
She has extensive clinical experience of thrombotic and acquired bleeding disorders and runs a very active research group with over 330 peer-reviewed publications to her name.
Education and training
- Liverpool University
- King's College Hospital
- The Royal Postgraduate Medical School
- University College Hospital
- Prevention and management of venous thromboembolism
- Antiphospholipid syndrome
- Obstetric haematology
- Acquired bleeding problems including due to trauma and surgery
Professor Beverley Hunt was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to medicine in 2019.
Professor Beverley Hunt won the NHS London innovation award in 2009 for laboratory assays.
She is a co-founder and Medical Director of the thrombosis charity, Thrombosis
UK – formerly called Lifeblood – which was 'Health Charity of the Year 2010' at the charity awards and 'Patient group of 2010' at the 'Communique awards' for their work in campaigning for mandated prevention of hospital-acquired clots in England.
She chairs the thrombosis committee, which have won 'Thrombus Innovation awards' in 2010 and 2011. The last was for a free, downloadable iPhone app called Thrombiosis Guidelines. The app contains a multitude of thrombosis guidelines in elegant algorithms.
She was a principal investigator on the CRASH-2 trial which was the 'Research paper of the Year' at the British Medical Journal awards.
- Antiphospholipid syndrome
- Clinical trials in agents to reduce bleeding in trauma and surgery
- Clinical trials of the new oral anticoagulants
- Understanding fibrinolysis
- Understanding the coagulopathies of acute promyelocytic and lymphatic leukaemias
- Developing innovative diagnostic assays
Beverley has produced many national and international guidelines as well as more than 330 published research papers.