Hunt, Beverley J - FRCP, FRCPath, MD, professor of thrombosis and haemostasis and Director of the Haemostasis Research Unit


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Beverley Hunt, professor of thrombosis and haemostasis and director of the Haemostasis Research Unit


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Area of expertise: thrombosis and haemostasis, pathology, lupus

  • Biography

    Professor Beverley Hunt is Professor of thrombosis and haemostasis at King’s College London and is a consultant in the departments of haematology, pathology and rheumatology.

    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.

    She has extensive clinical experience of thrombotic and acquired bleeding disorders and runs a very active research group with over 230 peer-reviewed publications to her name.

  • Education and training

    • Liverpool University
    • King's College Hospital
    • The Royal Postgraduate Medical School
    • University College Hospital
  • Specialist interests

    • prevention and management of venous thromboembolism
    • thrombophilia
    • antiphospholipid syndrome
    • obstetric haematology
    • acquired bleeding problems including due to trauma and surgery
  • Awards

    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, Lifeblood: the thrombosis charity, 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 containing 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.

  • Research interests

    • 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