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Biography

Isla Mackenzie is Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Honorary Consultant Physician at the University of Dundee and Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, UK. She is the Deputy Director of the Medicines Monitoring Unit (MEMO Research) and Hypertension Research Centre (HRC), University of Dundee. Prof Mackenzie completed Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics specialist training in Cambridge. She currently leads clinical research studies in cardiovascular disease and drug safety and has an interest in the decentralisation of clinical trials. Prof Mackenzie sits on several trial steering committees and other national committees relating to clinical pharmacology, pharmaceutical medicine, medicine and hypertension. She leads a work package in the recently awarded Trials@Home project – a 5-year IMI project aiming to reshape clinical trials in Europe. Ongoing trials include ALL-HEART which is investigating whether the gout medicine allopurinol provides cardiovascular benefit and TIME which is testing whether it is better to take blood pressure lowering medicines in the morning or at night.