Professor Dame Anna Dominiczak

Current Member
Phase(s): 8

Ex-Officio Member

Chief Scientist (Health) for the Scottish Government and Regius Professor of Medicine at the University of Glasgow. 

With major research interests in hypertension, cardiovascular genomics, and precision medicine.

Professor Dominiczak is a world-leading cardiovascular scientist and clinical academic. She has published extensively in top peer-reviewed journals (over 500 publications, an h-index of 118). Between 2010 and 2020 she was Vice-Principal and Head of the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences at the University of Glasgow. Anna developed new clinical academic campus at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, where she led a triple helix partnership between academia, the NHS and industry to accelerate innovation, maximize patient benefits and economic growth.

Dame Anna is a member of several editorial boards and, from 2012 - 2022, was Editor-in-Chief of Hypertension, journal of the American Heart Association, currently she is Editor-in Chief of Precision Medicine, a new Prism journal of the Cambridge Press.

In March 2020, Anna led the establishment of Lighthouse Laboratory in Glasgow to provide rapid Covid–19 diagnostics, and then was asked to become Director of Laboratories at the UK Department of Health and Social Care to lead all 10 Lighthouse Laboratories across the UK, the role she fulfilled until 2022.

In July 2022 she was appointed as a Chief Scientist for health for the Scottish Government as a secondment from the University.

Professor Dame Anna Dominiczak joined the SSAC on 01 January 2019.


Anna Dominiczak