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Hugh Montgomery
Professor at UCL


Hugh Montgomery obtained a 1st class BSc (cardiorespiratory Physiology/ Neuropharmacology) and his Medical Degree (1987). He completed specialist training in General Internal Medicine/Cardiology/Intensive Care Medicine (ICM), and is now a consultant Intensivist in London.

He obtained his research degree (MDRes) in 1997. He’s now Professor of ICM at University College London, where he directs the Centre for Human Health and Performance. He has published >480 scientific papers (including the description of the first ‘gene for human performance). He has been awarded eight (inter)national research awards. He was Research Lead for the Xtreme Everest Expedition of 2007. He has a research interest in the determinants of human survival.

Hugh has an interest in healthcare reform as well as climate change. He chairs the 27-country Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change. He consulted on AI/ML and human health for Google/ Deepmind for 5 years.

Hugh was a commercial diver, helping raise Henry VIII’s flagship ‘The Mary Rose’ from Portsmouth Harbour, has authored two children's’ books (the award-winning ‘The Voyage of the Arctic Tern’, and ‘Cloudsailors’) and a thriller (‘Control’). He has contributed to numerous documentaries and has presented some (including ‘Who Sank the Mary Rose’). He wrote and delivered the five televised Royal Institution Christmas Lectures of 2007.

Agenda Sessions

  • Fireside chat: The New Heroes Of Healthcare


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