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Professor Louise Bowman

Professor Louise Bowman

Louise Bowman


Professor of Clinical Trials and Epidemiology & Honorary Consultant Physician (Lipidology)

  • Clinical Trial Service Unit
  • MRC PHRU Programme Leader

Dr. Louise Bowman is an Associate Professor at the Clinical Trial Service Unit of the University of Oxford. Her specialist clinical background is in Diabetes and Endocrinology. She has particular research interests in cardiovascular disease in diabetes, and maintains her clinical practice with regular specialist lipid clinics.

She is Joint Principal Investigator for the REVEAL study, an international clinical trial that aims to reliably assess the efficacy and safety of the new lipid-modifying agent, anacetrapib, in 30,000 high-risk individuals.

She is also Co-principal Investigator for the ASCEND trial which is studying the effects of aspirin and of omega-3 fatty acid supplementation for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in 15,000 people with diabetes. She was on the clinical team that coordinated the landmark MRC/BHF Heart Protection Study and the more recent SEARCH (Study of the Effectiveness of Additional Reductions in Cholesterol and Homocysteine) trial which evaluated an intensive cholesterol-lowering regimen compared with a standard regimen, and a folic-acid based homocysteine-lowering regimen with placebo in 12,000 heart attack survivors.

In addition to her work on clinical trials, she is also involved in a number of collaborative meta-analyses of trials and is a member of the Cholesterol Treatment Trialists’ Collaboration, the Antiplatelet Trialists’ Collaboration and the B-Vitamin Treatment Trialists’ Collaboration.