03 April 2017

PVRI member Mandy MacLean becomes a finalist in the British Heart Foundation Scotland Heart Hero Awards

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The PVRI is asking for people to vote for Professor Mandy MacLean MBE in the British Heart Foundation's Annual Heart Hero Awards.

The awards recognise and celebrate BHF Scotland supporters, fundraisers, volunteers and partners who have made an exceptional contribution to the fight for every heartbeat.

Professor MacLean has been nominated in the Heart Health Professional award category for her vital research and dedication to raising awareness and understanding about BHF Scotland’s crucial work. 

Working at the University of Glasgow, BHF-funded researcher Professor Mandy MacLean has won many research awards. She is also passionate about engaging the public with research. In addition to her very busy workload researching into pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), she regularly gives up her own time to speak to non-medical audiences about the work of BHF and arranges Science Cafes to engage the public in BHF-funded research in Glasgow. Professor MacLean has worked with BHF Scotland to help develop the charity’s own science engagement work, and has hosted a number of BHF Scotland Social Science events, including the very first event last year and the most recent at the Scottish Parliament. She has also been profiled many times in media work to raise awareness of women in science. In addition, she has raised over £7million to support the training of young scientists and co-directs the BHF’s own PhD student program.

James Cant, Director at British Heart Foundation Scotland, said, “Professor MacLean is a great advocate for public engagement and training and is a fantastic ambassador for BHF-funded scientists in Scotland. She’s done so much to help raise awareness of our life-saving research.

“For over 50 years the BHF has pioneered research that has transformed the lives of millions of people living with heart disease. But heart and circulatory disease still kills more than one in four people in Scotland, stealing them away from their families and loved ones.”
British Heart Foundation


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