Acute Care Edinburgh

Julia A M Anderson

Consultant Haematologist/Honorary Senior Lecturer

Dr Julia A M Anderson (MBChB BSc(Hons) MD FRCP Edin FRCPath)

Consultant Haematologist/Honorary Senior Lecturer

  • Department of Haematology
  • Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
  • NHS Lothian

Contact details



51 Little France Crescent

Post Code
EH16 4SA


Julia currently works in the Department of Haematology at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. She spent two years as a Research Fellow at Hamilton Civic Hospitals Research Centre, Ontario, Canada where she investigated the effect of hypersulphation of low molecular weight heparin on prothrombinase and intrinsic tenase, leading to a degree of MD, in 1999, with research findings published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.  She held a Faculty position in the Department of Medicine at McMaster University as Assistant Professor from 2004 - 2008, and worked and taught within the Division of Hematology and Thrombosis.

Currently Julia is the co-lead examiner for the second part of the Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists in the area of coagulation; she is a member of the British Society for Haematology Haemostasis & Thrombosis Task Force, representing the UK Haemophilia Doctors Organisation, and is Co-Chair of the International Society for Thrombosis and Haemostasis Scientific Subcommittee on the Control of Anticoagulation. She has also recently been appointed to the NICE VTE Diseases Guideline Update Committee.

Research interests

(i) peri-operative anticoagulation (anticipated collaboration with the PAUSE-2 Investigators, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada)

(ii) monitoring anticoagulation – lab-based assays, point-of-care devices

(iii) women's health : acquired and congenital bleeding in pregnancy : defining the period of hypercoagulability in the puerperium and at different stages of pregnancy

(iv) reversal of anticoagulation


Consultant Haematologist (specialist interest in thrombosis & haemostasis);

Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Edinburgh;

Chair of NHS Lothian Thrombosis Committee;

Lead Clinician for the Scottish Inherited Bleeding Disorders Managed Clinical Network, National Services Scotland.