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Professor Peter Mathieson


Peter Mathieson went to school in Cornwall, then qualified in Medicine with honours from London Hospital Medical College in 1983. After junior posts in and around the West End of London, he went to Cambridge as an MRC training fellow, studying for a PhD which was awarded by Cambridge University in 1992. After a further MRC-funded fellowship during which he worked with Professors Peter Lachmann and Doug Fearon on complement/immunology, he moved to Bristol in 1995 as the foundation Professor of Renal Medicine at Bristol University and Honorary Consultant Nephrologist, North Bristol NHS Trust.

Peter was elected Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 1999. In 2007 he was elected as President of the Renal Association (the youngest ever!) and also became Head of the University Department of Clinical Science at North Bristol. He was also appointed as Director of Research & Development for the North Bristol NHS Trust. Between 2003 and 2007 he chaired the Research Grants Committee of Kidney Research UK [formerly National Kidney Research Fund]. He was a member of the Renal Association Clinical Trials committee from 1996 to 2007 and its chairman between 2000 and 2003. In 2008 Peter was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry.

Peter's major clinical interest is in autoimmune renal diseases (glomerulonephritis, systemic vasculitis, systemic lupus erythematosus etc.). His research interests are in human glomerular cell biology and regulation of glomerular permeability, and he leads the group in the Academic Renal Unit that in recent years has made significant contributions to the study of podocytes and glomerular endothelial cells, interactions between them and factors in the causation and treatment of proteinuria. The work of the group has attracted major research grant funding of around £5million from sources including Medical Research Council, Wellcome Trust and Kidney Research UK. 

 In any spare time, Peter enjoys hill-walking, travelling and spending time with his family.




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