Professor Paul Stewart

Professor Paul Stewart


Professor Paul Stewart is Professor of Medicine & Health Policy Advisor to the Vice Chancellor at the University of Leeds. He is an Honorary Consultant Endocrinologist at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. He received his medical degree from Edinburgh Medical School in 1982 and was awarded an MD from Edinburgh University with Honours and a Gold Medal in 1988.

Professor Stewart's clinical expertise includes the management of pituitary and adrenal disorders, endocrine hypertension and reproductive medicine. Professor Stewart supervises an active endocrinology research group which focuses on corticosteroids, specifically cortisol metabolism via 11 P -hydroxysteroid dehydrogenases, and his work has led to new discoveries in hypertension, obesity, ageing and polycystic ovary syndrome.

Professor Stewart is a primary investigator within the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Centre in Leeds and an Emeritus NIHR Senior Clinical Investigator. He is Vice President (Clinical) and member of Council of the Academy of Medical Sciences, executive member of the Medical Schools Council (MSC) and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (JCEM). Professor Stewart is also the Chief Scientific Advisor for the Scar Free Foundation, board member of the Dementias Platform UK (DPUK), steering committee member of the Association of Academic Health Centers International (AAHCI) and strategic advisory board member of the Yorkshire & Humber AHSN (Academic Health Science Network). He is a steering group member for both the Cancer Research UK (CRUK) and the DATA-CAN (UCLPartners) and is actively involved in nurturing and supporting early research careers most recently as Chair of the UK Clinical Academic Training Forum.

Research groups and institutes

  • British Heart Foundation - Cardiovascular research