Previous posts he has held include British Heart Foundation Professor of Cardiology, Consultant Cardiologist in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Cardiology at Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, USA, and Senior Lecturer in Cardiology and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at the University Of Wales College Of Medicine, Cardiff. Head of Division of Medical and Radiological Sciences of the University of Edinburgh (until 2010).
Professor Fox was Chair of the Scientific and Clinical Programme of the European Society of Cardiology (2012 – 2014) and was a founding Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology and has served as a Board member and lead for ischaemic heart disease on the Scientific Committee for the ESC Programme. He was President of the British Cardiovascular Society (2009 – 2012). He has presented state-of-the-art lectures focussing on acute coronary syndromes and thrombosis and key plenary sessions at international meetings, including the American Heart Association (Paul Dudley White Lecture) , the American College of Cardiology (“Legends in Cardiology”), the European Society of Cardiology (Gold Medal Award 2015 and Legends in Cardiology), the Lord Rayner Lecture at the Royal College of Physicians (London) and the Sir Stanley Davidson Lecture at the Royal College (Edinburgh). He has authored more than 650 publications in peer-reviewed journals (We of Science H Index 82), and has received several awards, including the Queen’s Anniversary Prize to his group in the Centre for Cardiovascular Science (2016).
Professor Fox’s major research interests are in the mechanisms and manifestations of acute coronary arterial disease and thrombosis and his work extends from underlying biological mechanisms to in vivo study and clinical trials. He is the recipient of various awards including those associated with keynote lectures at major congresses.