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Biography

Professor Wood is a cardiologist committed to the prevention of cardiovascular disease and he holds joint
academic appointments at Imperial College and the National University of Ireland-Galway. He has contributed to international policy and guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention through the World Health Organisation, World Heart Federation and the European Society of Cardiology.

In 2014 he was elected as President-Elect of the World Heart Federation and is currently serving his term as President 2017-2018. He is the principal investigator for the ASPIRE and EUROASPIRE studies across 27 European countries, evaluating standards of preventive cardiology practice in hospital and primary care. He led the EUROACTION and EUROACTION+ trials in preventive cardiology evaluating nurse-led models of preventive care in hospital and general practice across 8 European countries.

He enjoys cooking for family and friends and also sailing, presently circumnavigating the UK in a Frances 26 sailing boat!