Prof Nick Curzen is a Consultant Cardiologist and Honorary Professor of Interventional Cardiology at the University of Southampton. He is National Lead for Research for BCIS, and in the past has served as Honorary Secretary for BCIS. He has been an expert adviser to the UK Prime Minister’s Directive Unit and to the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence. He is Chief Investigator for RIPCORD 2 and the FORECAST randomised trials and also led RIPCORD 1 and FFRCT RIPCORD. His other research interests lie in personalised antiplatelet therapies and in computer modelling of stents and TAVI.