Jeremy Pearson is Associate Medical Director (Research) at the British Heart Foundation, and Emeritus Professor of Vascular Biology at King’s College London.  He is chair of Council for Understanding Animal Research, and chair of the Trustee Board for Scleroderma & Raynaud’s UK (an AMRC charity).  He was elected to fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2004, and as an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 2006.