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Professor Andrew Coats is an experienced academic leader and entrepreneur with three decades of international experience in four of the world’s top 50 universities. He has over 750 peer-reviewed full papers, over 120,000 career citations and an H-Index of 146. He has been named one of the top 1,000 researchers of all time by the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities, and is the author of more than 20 awarded patents. He has launched two successful spin-out biotechnology companies with capital raises in excess of USD100M and licensing deals of more than USD1Billion signed.

Professor Coats is a fully accredited physician and cardiologist in the United Kingdom and Australia, a qualified company director (London Business School MBA, Fellow Australian Institute of Company Directors and Member, Institute of Directors, London) with more than 60 board years of experience, and a trained and experienced fundraiser with in excess of $500M raised. He holds two higher doctorates (DM, Oxon, and DSc, Imperial) for separate research areas and has held senior offices in five major Professional Societies, and is President of the largest specialist society in his field (the Heart Failure Association).

Current appointments

  • Dean, Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Australia
  • Affiliate Professor, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia
  • Emeritus Professor of Medicine, Monash University, Australia
  • Member of the Court of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Career highlights

2012-2020: Joint Professorial appointment, Monash University, Australia and University of Warwick, UK
Joint Academic Vice President, and Director of the Monash-Warwick Alliance (2012-2017)

2009-2012: Norwich Research Park
Chief Executive Officer, Norwich Research Park, UK
Interim Dean of Medicine, Norwich Medical School, UK
Norwich Research Park Professor-at-Large and Dean of Development, UEA, UK

2003-2009: The University of Sydney
Dean, Faculty of Medicine
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Community) and (External Relations)

1991-2002: Imperial College, London
The Viscount Royston Professor of Clinical Cardiology, Imperial College, London
Senior Lecturer, National Heart and Lung Institute, London

1991-2002: Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust, London
Associate Medical Director (Research and Development)
Director of Cardiology
Consultant Cardiologist

1986-90: University of Oxford
ICI Senior Medical Research Fellow, Pembroke College, Oxford
Clinical Lecturer in Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Oxford