Professor Beverley Hunt
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Professor Beverley Hunt is Professor of Thrombosis & Haemostasis at King’s College London and is a Consultant in the Departments of Haematology, Pathology and Rheumatology.
After graduating from Liverpoo lUniversity, she spent a considerable time as a junior doctor in General Medicine before moving to Haematology. At the end of her Haematology training she spent several years working with Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub, in the Department of Cardiothoracic surgery at the National Heart and Lung Institute, looking at haematological aspects of solid organ transplantation and the use of cardiac assist devices.
In 1991 she was appointed as a Consultant in Haematology at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals and is a co-founder and Medical Director of Lifeblood: the thrombosis charity.
She is a national and international expert in thrombosis and acquired bleeding disorders. In England, she sits on the National VTE (venous thromboembolism) board, of which is co-lead of the “Patient awareness and experience” work stream. She was also part of the NICE Guidelines Development group for the prevention of hospital-acquired VTE (CG92) and management of VTE (CG144) and the NICE VTE standards development committees for both.
She has huge clinical experience of thrombotic and acquired bleeding disorders and runs a very active research group and laboratory with over 200 peer-reviewed publications to her name.
She founded and co runs the British Society of Haematology Obstetric Haematology group and is co-editor of The Obstetric Haematology Manual.