John Iredale

Board member

John Iredale joined MRC in January 2022 as Interim Executive Chair.

As well as being the MRC’s Interim Executive Chair he is a non-Executive Director of the North Bristol NHS Trust and is Professor of Medical Sciences at the University of Bristol.  He is also, a Trustee of the British Heart Foundation. 

John was previously the Regius Professor of Medical Science at the University of Edinburgh where he ran the medical school and was Director of the MRC Centre for Inflammation Research. John became a member of the Medical Research Council in 2016.

John Iredale graduated from the University of Southampton with Honours and a Clinical Distinction in 1985 and was awarded a Doctor of Medicine in 1995. He was made a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London in 1999, the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2003, the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh in 2007, and the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2011.