Beverley Hunt, FRCP, FRCPath, MD

Professor of thrombosis and haemostasis. Founder of Lifeblood.

"Wally Hall taught me to apply myself fully to my work and gave me a very altruistic outlook which led me to my career in medicine."

Beverley Hunt left Walthamstow Hall in 1974 and went on to study at Liverpool University, King's College Hospital, The Royal Postgraduate Medical School and University College Hospital, she is now Professor of Thrombosis and Haemostasis and Director of Haemostasis Research at the Guy’s and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust in London.

In 2005 Beverley co-founded Lifeblood: the thrombosis charity which campaigns to prevent many of the 25,000 annual deaths from hospital acquired Deep Vein Thrombosis. Lifeblood was 'Health Charity of the Year 2010'  and 'Patient group of 2010' at the 'Communique awards' for work in campaigning for mandated prevention of hospital-acquired clots in England. Beverley is the charity's Medical Director.

Professor Hunt won the NHS London innovation award in 2009 for laboratory assays and she chairs the thrombosis committee, which have won 'Thrombus Innovation awards' in 2010 and 2011. The last was for a free downloadable iPhone app containing a multitude of thrombosis guidelines in elegant algorithms.

Beverley was also a principal investigator on the CRASH-2 trial which was the 'Research paper of the Year' at the British Medical Journal awards.

Beverley has also written a play performed on the London stage and is a committed triathlete.

Professor Beverley Hunt
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