Professor John Iredale
MRC Council member
John Iredale is Pro Vice Chancellor Health at the University of Bristol. He holds the chair of Experimental Medicine, and his areas of leadership and responsibility are for the research, teaching and management strategy for the Schools of Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences across the relevant Faculties at the University of Bristol. He also holds Honorary Consultant contracts with the North Bristol NHS Trust and the University Hospitals Bristol Foundation Trust. Previously Professor Iredale was the Regius Chair of Medical Science, Dean of Clinical Medicine and Vice Principal Health Services at the University of Edinburgh where he led the Medical School.
Professor Iredale graduated from the University of Southampton with honours in Clinical Distinction in 1985 and was awarded a DM in 1995. He was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London in 1999 and The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh in 2007. He was made a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2003 and Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2011.
His research interests are focused on tissue scarring and regeneration and he has published extensively on these subjects. For 10 years, John has been the scientific chair of the UK's leading liver disease research charity, The Children’s Liver Disease Foundation and taken over as chair of the Lister Prize Fellowships in 2017.
Always supportive of young academic talent, Iredale established (with Walker) the Edinburgh Clinical Academic Track Scheme (ECAT), to establish a mentored training scheme for the best aspiring clinical academics, and has recently recapitulated this model as GW4CAT across the Universities of Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter.