Short CV/Education and training

Current Post

  • Since 2015
    Visiting Professor, Cardiovascular Division, Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine, King's College London UK

  • Since 2007
    Professor of Vascular Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton, UK


  • 1973
    BSc (Hons) Physiology II/I, University of London

  • 1977
    PhD Physiological Sciences, University of London

  • 2011
    FSB Elected Felow of the Society of Biology

Employment History

  • 1973 – 1976
    MRC Research Scholar, Department of Physiology, University College London

  • 1976 – 1977
    Postdoctoral Research Assistant, University College London, Departments of Physiology and Anatomy (supported by British Heart Foundation)

  • 1977 – 1983
    Departmental Demonstrator, University Laboratory of Physiology, Oxford

  • 1978 – 1981
    Florey Research Fellow, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford

  • 1981 – 1982
    College Lecturer, Trinity College, Oxford

  • 1983 – 1984
    Postdoctoral Research Associate, Institute of Basic Medical Studies, The Royal College of Surgeons of England (Supported by Glaxo Group Research)

  • 1984
    Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Dept of Physiology & Biophysics, St Mary's Hospital Medical School (supported by the MRC)

  • 1984 – 1991
    Lecturer in Physiology, Department of Physiology & Biophysics, St Mary's Hospital Medical School, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine

  • 1992 – 1995
    Family career break

  • 1996 – 1997
    Research Fellow (part time), School of Medicine, University Medicine (Funded by Wellcome Trust Pilot Award)

  • 1997 – 2000
    Senior Research Fellow School of Medicine, University of Southampton (Funded by Wellcome Trust Re Entry Fellowship)

  • 2000 – 2004
    Senior Lecturer School of Medicine University of Southampton (Funded by a Wellcome Trust University Award 2000-2005 (with phased take up HEFC funding from University of Southampton from 2003)

  • 2004 – 2007
    Reader in Microvascular Physiology University of Southampton (HEFC)

Selected publications

  • Clough GF, Kuliga KZ, Chipperfield AJ. Flow motion dynamics of microvascular blood flow and oxygenation – evidence of adaptive changes in obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus/insulin resistance. Microcirculation. 2016 Nov 3. doi: 10.1111/micc.12331. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Clough GF, McCormick KG, Scorletti E, Bhatia L, Calder PC, Griffin MJ, Byrne CD. Higher body fat percentage is associated with enhanced temperature perception in NAFLD: results from the randomised Wessex Evaluation of fatty Liver and Cardiovascular markers in NAFLD with OMacor thErapy trial (WELCOME) trial. Diabetologia. 2016 Jul;59(7):1422-9. doi: 10.1007/s00125-016-3966-8.2.

  • Stead R, Musa MG, Bryant CL, Lanham SA, Johnston DA, Reynolds R, Torrens C, Fraser PA, Clough GF. Developmental conditioning of endothelium-derived hyperpolarizing factor-mediated vasorelaxation. J Hypertens. 2016 Mar;34(3):452-63.

  • Torrens C, Ethirajan P, Bruce KD, Cagampang FRA, Siow RCM, Hanson MA, Byrne CD, Mann GE, Clough GF (2012) Interaction between maternal and offspring diet to impair vascular function and oxidative balance in high fat fed male mice. PLoS ONE 7(12): e50671. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0050671.

  • Clough GF, Turzyniecka M, Walter L, Krentz AJ, Wild SH, Chipperfield AJ, Gamble J, Bryne CD. Muscle mircovascular dysfunction in central obesity is related to muscle insulin insensitivity but is not reversed by high-does statin treatment. Diabetes 2009 May;58(5):1185-91.

Selected projects

  • Maternal over-nutrition and offspring microvascular function

  • The effect of purified n-3 fatty acids on peripheral neurological and microvascular function in people with insulin resistance

  • Lab-on-an-Organ: A droplet based portable continuous chemical sensor

  • 3D imaging of microvascular networks in ex vivo murine skeletalmuscle

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • North American Vascular Biology Organisation (NAVBO), since 2013

  • Society of Biology – Fellow, since 2011

  • European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes, 2009 – 2010

  • American Physiological Society, since 2004

  • International Society for Developmental Origins of Health and Adult Disease, since 2003

  • American Microcirculation Inc., since 1999

  • European Cutaneous Microdialysis Club, since 1998

  • British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 1997 – 2000

  • European Society of Microcirculation, since 1982

  • Physiological Society of Great Britain, since 1981

  • British Microcirculation Society, since 1974

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • Mentoring


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