Professor Gordon Ferns qualified in medicine from St Bartholomew’s Medical College, University of London. Following House jobs in Newmarket and London, he trained in Chemical Pathology at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, where he also undertook the research for his MD, funded by a Wellcome Pathology Research Fellowship and Aylwen Research Bursary. He was a British Heart Foundation-American Heart Association Reciprocal Fellow in the Department of Pathology at the University of Washington, Seattle, US, returning to the UK as a Senior Scientist at the William Harvey Research Institute, London. He was appointed Senior Lecturer in Chemical Pathology at the University of Leicester, and then to a Chair in Metabolic & Molecular Medicine at the University of Surrey. He was subsequently Dean of Medicine at the University of Surrey, before his move to the University of Keele Medical School, where he was Director of the Institute of Science and Technology in Medicine. Gordon has worked at BSMS since 2012 as Head of the Department of Medical Education, and Honorary Consultant in Metabolic Medicine.
Gordon Ferns research interests include Metabolic medicine and clinical biochemistry – particularly related to cardiovascular risk and lipid metabolism