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Appointment: Angela Thomas

Angela Thomas has been appointed Honorary Professor in the College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine.

Honorary Professor Angela Thomas

Professor Thomas is a Consultant Paediatric Haematologist at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children Edinburgh, Director of the Haemophilia Centre at the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh and Vice-Chair of the UK government’s Commission for Human Medicines.

Current work

Professor Thomas has a particular interest in congenital and acquired bleeding disorders, including in the context of non-accidental injury, and has published and lectured extensively in this area. She was president of the British Society for Haematology 2012-13.

She is involved in the regulation and licensing of medicines at national and European level, and lectures regularly in the area of biological and biosimilar medicines, a rapidly growing area of therapeutics.

In addition to her role as Vice-Chair of the Commission for Human Medicines, Professor Thomas is Chair of the Commission's Clinical Trials, Biologicals and Vaccines Expert Advisory Group and Vice-Chair of the Oncology and Haematology Expert Advisory Group.


After qualifying in Medicine from St Bartholomew’s Hospital, University of London, in 1980, Professor Thomas trained in general medicine and then adult haematology, subsequently developing a special interest in paediatric haematology.

She was a fellow in molecular biology at University College London and was awarded a PhD on Genetic Variation of the Fibrinogen Gene.

She was appointed in 1992 as a Consultant Paediatric Haematologist at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh.