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Wolfson Institute of Population Health

Dr Stuart Rison, Doctor, BSc. (ARCS), MSc., PhD.


Clinical Research Fellow

Telephone: +44 (0)207 882 6805


I am a salaried GP in Tower Hamlets, an Out of Hours GP in Hackney and a Clinical Research fellow in the Centre for Primary Care’s Clinical Effectiveness Group with a special interest in the use of medical data in the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease.


Following a BSc. in microbiology at Imperial College and a master’s in Computational Biology at the University of Manchester, I completed a Ph.D. in Bioinformatics at UCL followed by a postdoc at the Royal Veterinary College computationally investigating the genomes of mycobacteria (including Mycobacterium tuberculosis) and various associated organisms.


After a brief segue in scientific research programme management (at Microsoft Research (Cambridge) and then with the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity), I retrained as a doctor and obtained my MBBS. from Kings College London in 2011 qualifying as a GP in 2018 via a Clinical Research Fellow post at Hammersmith Hospital.


As a member of the REAL-HEALTH Cardiovascular initiative (which is dedicated to improving patients’ cardiovascular health through the provision of guidelines, supportive educational material and sessions and useful audit tools as well as statistical analysis of the impact of these interventions), my work focuses on patient treatment optimisation in primary care with a focus on:


  • Improved blood pressure control
  • High-intensity statin use
  • Antithrombotic-related GI bleeding risk-reduction


I also like to throw pots (from clay, not on the floor).


Research Interests:

Cardiovascular Disease


Secondary hypertension

Primary Care Data Analysis

Data Visualisation


Carvalho C, Williams C, Raisi-Estabragh Z, Rison S, Patel RS, Timmis A, Robson J. Application of a risk stratification tool for familial hypercholesterolaemia in primary care: an observational cross-sectional study in an unselected urban population. Heart. 2021 May 20:heartjnl-2020-318714.

Wilkins MR, Aldashev AA, Wharton J, Rhodes CJ, Vandrovcova J, Kasperaviciute D, Bhosle SG, Mueller M, Geschka S, Rison S, Kojonazarov B, Morrell NW, Neidhardt I, Surmeli NB, Aitman TJ, Stasch JP, Behrends S, Marletta MA. α1-A680T variant in GUCY1A3 as a candidate conferring protection from pulmonary hypertension among Kyrgyz highlanders. Circ Cardiovasc Genet. 2014 Dec;7(6):920-9.

Colasanti A, Guo Q, Muhlert N, Giannetti P, Onega M, Newbould RD, Ciccarelli O, Rison S, Thomas C, Nicholas R, Muraro PA, Malik O, Owen DR, Piccini P, Gunn RN, Rabiner EA, Matthews PM. In Vivo Assessment of Brain White Matter Inflammation in Multiple Sclerosis with (18)F-PBR111 PET. J Nucl Med. 2014 Jul;55(7):1112-8.

Rison SC, Locke TP, Rosenthal E, Gandhi S. A man with hypertension and two murmurs. BMJ. 2012 Feb 15;344:e956. doi: 10.1136/bmj.e956. PMID: 22337753.

Kendall SL, Rison SC, Movahedzadeh F, Frita R, Stoker NG. What do microarrays really tell us about M. tuberculosis? Trends Microbiol. 2004 Dec;12(12):537-44.

Rison SC, Teichmann SA, Thornton JM. Homology, pathway distance and chromosomal localization of the small molecule metabolism enzymes in Escherichia coli. J Mol Biol. 2002;318(3):911–932.

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