Prof Kennedy Cruickshank
Kennedy Cruickshank is Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine & Diabetes at King’s College, St Thomas’ & Guy’s Hospitals, London and previously in Manchester, UK, He was born & raised in Jamaica, did a Physiology BSc during medical school at Birmingham University, epidemiological/research training at the London School of Tropical Medicine, then a Wellcome fellowship at the MRC Unit with Prof George Miller at the Clinical Research Centre, Northwick Park, N-W London. He spent a further year as visiting Senior Lecturer and Consultant at the University of the West Indies, Barbados. He coordinated an EU study on nutritional origins of high BP & diabetes between rural & urban Cameroon, Jamaica & Manchester.
His research continues on the origin of ethnic differences in cardiovascular disease, particularly via arterial function and stiffness through the life course. He is President, 2016-2018, of the Artery Society, http://www.arterysociety.org