The Bristol Heart Institute (BHI), founded in 1995, consists of over 200 researchers and clinicians located in the University of Bristol and across Bristol NHS Trusts.
All BHI members are united in the mission to translate basic scientific research into novel clinical practice thereby improving patient outcome and care.
The BHI brings together internationally respected experts from many disciplines of cardiovascular science and disease. Indeed, the BHI is now an internationally recognised centre of excellence for performing interdisciplinary cardiovascular research that takes basic science discoveries into the clinic.
As well as improving collaboration between scientists and clinicians, undertaking cutting-edge science research, and improving medical treatment of cardiovascular disease, we are also committed to engaging with the public in our research. Each year we hold a public lecture and many individual BHI members take part in public engagement activities.
You can find out more about our work here on the BHI website. Please also feel free to contact us with your feedback, enquiries, suggestions and ideas.
“It's a privilege and a pleasure to lead the BHI at this very exciting time. The recent openings of the Bristol Heart Institute Hospital (£61m) and the Clinical Research Imaging Centre (£6.5m), together with the award of the Biomedical Research Unit in Cardiovascular Disease (£5.4m) by the NIHR is an unprecedented opportunity for us all.
"My top priority is developing a clear, united strategic vision for the BHI, underpinned by the support of all members, and implemented to deliver benefits to patients and society."