Bernard Keavney is British Heart Foundation Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at The University of Manchester. Bernard’s scientific career has focused on human genetics of complex cardiovascular disease. He and his colleagues have made contributions to the genetic understanding of hypertension, coronary artery disease and congenital heart disease, using GWAS, Mendelian Randomisation, and next-generation sequencing approaches. His group are now conducting work to understand the functional biology that underlies some of the genetic associations which they have discovered, with particular focus on congenital heart disease.
Bernard is Chair of the UK Biobank International Scientific Advisory Board, and Chair of the Genomics England Cardiovascular working group. He is a practising clinical cardiologist with expertise in coronary intervention, inherited cardiac conditions, and the management of heart disease in pregnancy.