Professor Stephen MacMahon FAA MedSci
Theme Lead – Managing the epidemic of chronic disease
Professor of Medicine, University of Oxford
Principal Director of the George Institute for Global health
Professor Stephen MacMahon FAA MedSci is head of The George Institute for Global Health (Oxford, New Delhi, Beijing, Sydney) and Professor of Medicine at the University of Oxford.
He is an authority on the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases, with a special interest in strategies for disease management in resource-poor settings. In his role at The George Institute, Stephen oversees a large programme of clinical research focused on chronic care for cardiovascular, renal and musculoskeletal diseases, and acute care for stroke, trauma and critical illness. The George Institute has a staff of 650 managing research projects in more than 50 countries. The George Institute at the University of Oxford is the newest branch of the global organisation and has 30 people working on projects in cardiovascular diseases and children’s cancer. The Oxford centre is heading The George Institute’s global big data programme, which uses large global and regional data sets to investigate causes of cardiovascular diseases and cancer, as well as mapping the care provided routinely for a range of chronic and acute conditions.