Personal Chair of Translational Liver Research, University of Edinburgh

Professor Jonathan Fallowfield

Professor Fallowfield is a Principal Investigator in the Centre for Inflammation Research at the University of Edinburgh and Honorary Consultant Hepatologist at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, looking after patients with a range of chronic liver conditions.

During specialist training, he undertook a PhD in Southampton on the reversibility of liver fibrosis as an MRC Clinical Research Training Fellow. He relocated to Edinburgh in 2008 as an Academy of Medical Sciences/ Health Foundation Clinician Scientist Fellow. In 2014 he was awarded an NHS Research Scotland/ Universities Senior Clinical Fellowship. Professor Fallowfield’s research interests span basic science and translational/clinical studies in hepatology. Key topics include mechanisms of liver fibrogenesis and fibrosis regression; portal hypertension and hepatorenal syndrome; biomarkers (particularly imaging); and discovery/development of novel therapies for liver fibrosis, NASH and portal hypertension.

Engagement with industry is a high priority theme.