The King's British Heart Foundation (BHF) Centre of Research Excellence was established through a national competition in April 2008 with the aim of promoting cutting edge research and training in cardiovascular research. It was successfully renewed in 2013 and has received a total of £15 million funding to date.
The Centre brings together a unique range of internationally renowned scientists and clinicians from the School of Cardiovascular Medicine & Sciences, School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences and Randall Centre of Cell & Molecular Biophysics who are focused on basic and applied work that leads to advances in the early diagnosis, prevention and treatment of heart diseases.
The Centre is directed by Professor Ajay Shah, BHF Professor of Cardiology at King’s. See the full list of Principal Investigators within our centre.
The BHF Centre of Excellence offers an outstanding environment for cardiovascular research training. Training opportunities are available from undergraduate to postgraduate, both for clinical and non-clinical scientists. See our School Postgraduate research page for details of the PhD programmes associated with the Centre.