Special clinical interests:
Coronary artery disease
Investigation and treatment of chest pain
Investigation and treatment of shortness of breath
Investigation and treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure)
High cholesterol and lipid disorders
Statins and other lipid lowering drugs
Assessment of cardiovascular risk
Prevention of heart attack and stroke
Management of patients with multiple cardiovascular risk factors
Assessment of patients with a family history of early cardiovascular disease
Non-invasive assessment of coronary and cerebrovascular disease
Professor Halcox leads an active translational vascular research program in Cardiff University and collaborates with leading academics across the UK and Europe. His work is published regularly in major peer-reviewed journals and has generated grant income in excess of £2.5 million.
Areas of particular interest include:
Non-invasive arterial imaging
Initiation and progression of arterial disease
Endothelial function and dysfunction
Endothelial progenitor (stem) cells
Endothelial injury and regeneration
Vascular inflammation and ageing
Arterial disease in diabetes
Genetic influences on arterial disease
Role of the P2Y12 receptor in endothelial and platelet biology
Epidemiology of Cardiovascular Disease
Clinical trials in: Coronary artery disease; CVD prevention
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Current NHS and /or university posts:
Professor Halcox moved to Swansea from Cardiff in late 2007 to take up a new chair in Cardiology at the expanding College of Medicine in Swansea University. He was previously Professor of Cardiology in Cardiff University (2007-13) a British Heart Foundation Lecturer and Consultant Cardiologist at University College London and Great Ormond Street Hospitals (2002-7).
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
British Atherosclerosis Society
Director of Cardiovascular Research Group- Cymru (the Welsh cardiovascular research network).
British Heart Foundation (member of project grants committee)
National Institute for Healthcare Research UK Clinical Research Collaboration (Representative for Wales on Cardiovascular Speciality Group)
European Society of Cardiology (Treatment Guideline Development: Lipid Management; Cardiac Rehabilitation; Myocardial Revascularisation.
European Society of Cardiology Association for Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation (Member of the Exercise, Basic and Translational Science Expert Group [Nucleus] and Scientific Congress Program Committee Cardiff University Med School Cardiovascular Sciences Interdisciplinary Research Group (Vice Chairman)
Wales Heart Research Institute (Member of Executive Committee)
National Institute of Social Care and Health Research (NISCHR) Director of the Cardiovascular Research Network- Cardiovascular Research Group-Cymru
Welsh Cardiovascular Society (member of Executive Committee and Specialist Training Committee)
Heart Research Fund for Wales (Chairman)
Year of first medical qualification:
Telephone number to make private appointments
029 2073 6011
More about Prof Julian Halcox
Professor Halcox is a clinician scientist with a special interest in vascular biology and cardiovascular disease prevention. He is a Consultant Cardiologist at the Morriston and Singleton Hospitals with an academic base in the Institute of Life Sciences 2, Swansea University College of Medicine.
A graduate of the University of Cambridge, he trained in cardiology at The London Chest, St. Bartholomew’s and University College London Hospitals also spending 3 years as a Visiting Scientist in the US National Heart Lung and Blood Institute.
He is an international leader in the field of preventive cardiovascular medicine and has been involved in the development of European as well as local guidelines for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease. He is an active member of several national and international specialist associations, review boards and industry clinical advisory boards and lectures regularly on topics related to vascular biology, cardiovascular risk assessment and prevention of cardiovascular disease at local, national and international meetings.
As a general cardiologist Professor Halcox cares for patients with all types of cardiovascular disease, but has particular expertise in the investigation and treatment of patients with coronary artery disease, high blood pressure and high cholesterol as well as advanced cardiovascular risk assessment and prevention of heart attack and stroke.