Professor Christopher Newman


Clinical Medicine, School of Medicine and Population Health

Professor of Clinical Cardiology

Honorary Consultant Cardiologist
+44 114 215 9529
+44 114 271 3194 (CRF Office)
+44 114 222 8750 (PA - Diane Wilson)

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Professor Christopher Newman
Clinical Medicine, School of Medicine and Population Health
The Medical School
Beech Hill Road
S10 2RX

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I joined the University in 1995 following an MRC Clinician Scientist Fellowship spent at the National Institute for Medical Research and Royal Postgraduate Medical School (1989-1992) and the University of Cambridge (1992-1995).

I was appointed as Director of the Clinical Research Facility in 2004, a joint initiative between the University and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The NIHR Sheffield CRF has units both at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital and Northern General Hospital.

Research interests

My main research interest is in non-viral gene delivery, particularly the use of high frequency ultrasound to promote plasmid-mediated vascular gene delivery.

I also have interests in site specific targeting of gene therapy vectors, the vascular biology of pulmonary hypertension, the pathophysiology of sudden death in young diabetics, new approaches to the analysis of gene expression in acute coronary syndromes and links between the pathobiology of osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease. 


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I organise and deliver teaching within modules of the undergraduate medical student curriculum. I teach on courses related to the ethics and governance of clinical research.