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Professor Peter Winstanley

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WMS - Dean's Office and Professional Support Services
024 7657 3080

Professor Peter Winstanley is the Chair of Faculty of Medicine, Warwick Medical School. Born and raised in Liverpool, Professor Winstanley graduated from Liverpool Medical School in 1979, and undertook his first training posts locally before moving to the Royal Postgraduate Medical School and the Brompton Hospital. After spells in the General Infirmary at Leeds and the University of Liverpool, he was awarded an MRC Training Fellowship, and spent 3-years working in Kenya (with the University of Oxford) on the treatment of severe malaria.

Returning to Liverpool in 1992 as a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacology, Professor Winstanley continued his interest in falciparum malaria and maintained his research presence in Kenya. In 1995 Professor Winstanley and colleagues won support from the Wellcome Trust to establish a Wellcome Trust Tropical Centre (WTTC) at Liverpool, and he worked with Professors Malcolm Molyneux and (more recently) Robert Heyderman to develop the unit in Malawi into a Wellcome Trust Major Overseas Programme. As Director of the WTTC 1995 to 2009 Peter oversaw 27 Clinical Fellowships and the retention of 10 of these scientists by Liverpool (2 with clinical chairs). The award of a Wellcome Trust Clinical PhD Programme in 2008 (one of 7 nationally) will see a further 15 Clinical Fellowships made available in the following 5-years, all addressing 'Health Priorities of the Developing World'

Since 2007 Professor Winstanley has directed the Liverpool Biomedical Research Centre (supported by the National Institute of Clinical Research (NIHR)). The Liverpool BRC focuses on translational aspects of Microbial Diseases and is built around a novel 'managed portfolio' of projects which has annual external oversight including Cornell and the Centers for Disease Control.

Professor Winstanley joined Warwick from his role as Head of the School of Clinical Sciences at Liverpool, a post he held from 2007. This School (a part of the Faculty of Health & Life Sciences) spans Biomedicine through Translational Medicine to Health Service Research.

Title Funder Award start Award end
Wellcome Trust Value in People Award - Medical School share Wellcome Trust 01 Oct 2010 30 Sep 2011
Wellcome Trust Value in People Award 2010-11 Wellcome Trust 01 Oct 2010 30 Sep 2011
NIHR Senior Inverstigator Award National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 07 Feb 2011 31 Mar 2011