Professor Robert Storey BSc, BM, MRCP, DM, FESC

Professor and Honorary Consultant in CardiologyRob Storey

Department of Infection, Immunity & Cardiovascular Disease
University of Sheffield
Medical School
Beech Hill Road
S10 2RX
Tel: +44 (0)114 215 9554
Fax: +44 (0)114 271 1863

Secretary: Mrs Vicky Cottam
Tel: +44 (0) 114 215 9504


I joined the University of Sheffield in 2002 as a Senior Clinical Lecturer in Cardiology and subsequently became Professor of Cardiology in January 2011. I am Head of the Platelet Research Group and Director of the Cardiovascular Research Unit. I am also Academic Director for the Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery Directorate and an Honorary Consultant Cardiologist with Sheffield Teaching Hospitals National Health Service Foundation Trust. I have a special interest in antiplatelet therapy in the management of ischaemic heart disease, coronary intervention and prevention of atherothrombotic events. I am Past Chair of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Working Group on Thrombosis (formerly Chair 2012-2014) and have been a member of 3 Task Forces for ESC Guidelines as well as author of many ESC position papers.

I received a BSc Hons in biochemistry from the University of York, UK, in 1985 before going on to obtain my medical degree (BM) from the University of Southampton in 1989. After completing general professional training, I trained in the fields of Cardiology and General (Internal) Medicine at Queen´s Medical Centre in Nottingham, completing specialist training in both fields in 2001. During that time, I developed a keen interest in thrombosis research, studying platelet biology and pharmacology, conducting clinical research studies in patients with cardiovascular disease and obtaining a postgraduate degree in research (DM) from the University of Nottingham. I have been an Executive/Steering Committee member of numerous international clinical trials and, at present, I am a member of the writing committees for the PLATO and PEGASUS studies and a member of the steering committees for the COMPLETE, RAPID-CTCA and OLD-RITA studies.

Research Activities:

My principal research area is platelet biology and pharmacology. My particular interests are:

  1. platelet P2Y12 receptor and P2Y12 receptor antagonists.
  2. relationships between inflammation and thrombosis.
  3. clinical monitoring of antiplatelet agents.
  4. clinical trials of antithrombotic agents.
  5. genetic influences on platelet function and response to antiplatelet agents.

Teaching Interests:

I am currently coordinator for the first year medical undergraduate Cardiovascular System module.

Professional Activites:

2015: Member of the NIHR EME board.

2000: DM with distinction, 'Novel platelet antagonists in the management of ischaemic heart disease', University of Nottingham.

1999: Young Investigators Award, International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis.

Current Projects:

Numerous projects in the area of platelet pharmacology. Principal investigator for the PEGASUS platelet function substudy and STEEL PCI study.


For key publications see below. For a full list of publications click here.

Journal articles