Professor Beverley Jane Hunt OBE
Professor of Thrombosis & Haemostasis at King’s College London;
Consultant in the Thrombosis & Haemophilia Centre at Guy’s & St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust; & Clinical Lead in Haematological Sciences at Viapath LLP
She is founder & Medical Director of Thrombosis UK and chair of the Steering group of World Thrombosis Day, and is chair of the local organising committee for ISTH 2022.
In 2019 she was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list for services to medicine.
In 2020 she was awarded the British Society for Haematology medal for service to haematology; and with her research fellow Karen Schreiber, won The Eberhard F Mammen award from Thieme publishing for the most popular article.
In 2021 she was honoured with an ISTH Esteemed Career award; was the first woman to give the Van Creveld lecture for the Netherlands Thrombosis & Haemostasis Society; and recently was honoured to give the first Gustav Born lecture..
She has over 400 original publications.
In the COVID-19 pandemic she has become an international expert on thrombosis and coagulopathy in COVID-19 patients, and has given over 100 international & national webinar lectures. She was an expert witness for the British House of Lords Science and Technology Committee and has given numerous media interviews including working with BBC News.
She sits on the World Health Organisation and NICE guideline development groups producing living COVID-19 guidelines, and is also a member of multiple national and international COVID-19 and more recently long-COVID research and advisory groups.
From March she worked as part of the core UK Expert Haematology Panel defining, managing and researching Vaccine-induced Immune Thrombocytopenia & Thrombosis (VITT), working with Public Health England and bodies such as the Royal Colleges and BBC Radio 4 where she gave a 10 minute interview describing VITT to the public.