Harry Hemingway

Research Interests

Clinical epidemiology / prognosis research / angina pectoris /

Research Description

Professor Hemingway’s research focuses on cardiovascular disease in populations. The work of his group aims to investigate the aetiology and prognosis of specific coronary phenotypes. By using bespoke cohort studies (primarily among people with established disease), complemented by systematic reviews and large clinical datasets, such as the General Practice Research Database and the Myocardial Infarction National Audit Project, his work is investigating a range factors which lead to the onset and progression of stable angina and prognostically important sub-types of heart attack (e.g. those with and without the electrocardiographic finding of an elevated ST segment. Professor Hemingway has been involved in several studies, including the Whitehall cohorts of civil servants, the Anglo Scandinavian Cardiac Outcomes Trial (ASCOT), the Appropriateness of Coronary Revascularisation (ACRE), the Appropriateness of Referral and Investigation of Angina (ARIA) trial and the Optimizing Management of Angina (OMA) trial.

UCL Collaborators

Aroon Hingorani (genetic epidemiology), Mika Kivimaki (social epidemiology), Inst. Cardiovasc Scienc

External Collaborators

Gene Feder (Bristol), Adam Timmis (QMUL), Liam Smeeth (London School Hygiene), Mark Sculpher (York)


Angina, Biomarker, C-reactive protein, Cardiovascular, Clinical research methodology, Clinical trials, Complex interventions, Coronary disease, Depression, Epidemiology, Epigenetics, Evidence-based healthcare, Health care inequalities, Meta-analysis, Patient records, Prognosis research, Public health


Angina, Heart disease, Health inequalities, Coronary disease


Cross-sectional and cohort studies, Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs), Epidemiology research, Psychosocial research, Observational, Prognosis, Systematic review, Molecular epidemiology, Meta-analysis, Clinical trials, Genomewide association analysis, Clincal Research, Longitudinal analysis, Multilevel models

Education Interests

Cardiovascular epidemiology

Education Description

At UCL Harry Hemingway chairs the Departmental Teaching Committee (2002-) and Joint Departmental Teaching Committee (2006-) overseeing the teaching of epidemiology and public health at undergraduate and postgraduate levels across the Division of Population Health. He teaches courses in cardiovascular epidemiology, for example at the Muenster Summer School, Germany 2007.