Peter Burney

Imperial College Faculty of Medicine

Peter Burney is Professor of Respiratory Epidemiology and Public Health at the National Heart and Lung Institute, and Honorary Consultant Physician at Royal Brompton Hospital, London.

After a first degree in modern history at Oxford University he trained in medicine at the Middlesex Hospital Medical School, later training in public health with Professor Holland at St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School. He held posts as Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Reader at the United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals and spent a year as a visiting associate professor in the department of epidemiology at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in Baltimore. In 1995 he was appointed to the Chair in Public Health Medicine at UMDS subsequently becoming head of the Division of Public Health and Primary Care at King’s College following the merger. In the same year he also became director of the Department of Health funded Social Medicine and Health Services Research Unit. In 2006 he moved to the National Heart Lung Institute as Professor of Respiratory Epidemiology and Public Health.