Dr Peter Penson is a Senior Lecturer in Pharmacology and Pharmacy Practice at Liverpool John Moores University, UK. In addition, Dr Penson is an Associate Editor of BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology and a Section Editor of Archives of Medical Science: Civilisation Diseases. A Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, he has conducted research at Cardiff University and University of Surrey, both in the UK, and at the University of Regensburg, Germany. Dr Penson’s research interests include cardiovascular pharmacology and clinical outcomes in cardiovascular disease, with a particular focus on hypertension, dyslipidaemias and ischaemia-reperfusion injury. He is primarily involved in observational studies, clinical trials and meta-analysis. He works with many international experts in the Lipid and Blood Pressure Meta-Analysis Collaboration Group. A pharmacist, registered with the UK General Pharmaceutical Council, Dr Penson is a member of The British Cardiovascular Society, The European Society of Cardiology, The British Pharmacological Society, The British Society for Cardiovascular Research and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.