Usher Institute

New Deputy Director, Professor Miguel O. Bernabeu

Miguel O. Bernabeu, Professor of Computational Medicine, to become the new Deputy Director of the Usher Institute.

From 1 April, Professor Miguel O. Bernabeu will become our new Deputy Director as Professor Jackie Price steps down after serving in the role for the last three years.

I’m delighted that Miguel Bernabeu Llinares, Professor of Computational Medicine, will take up the position of Deputy Director of the Usher Institute. Many congratulations Miguel! I’d like to take this opportunity to thank fellow members of the selection panel, namely Professors Sarah Cunningham-Burley and Jackie Price, and Alex Peden. Thanks also to Jackie for serving in the important role of Deputy Director over the past three years, and for working with Miguel to ensure a smooth handover.

Professor Sir Aziz SheikhDirector, Usher Institute

In an email to colleagues following the announcement of his appointment, Miguel said:

I’d like to first recognise Jackie’s continued impact on the Institute in this role and other roles that she has held in the past. I look forward to engaging with colleagues and I’m very excited about the opportunity of working for the future of the Institute and its main asset: its people.

Miguel O. BernabeuProfessor of Computational Medicine, Usher Institute
Photograph of Professors Miguel O. Bernabeu and Jackie Price


Miguel joined The University of Edinburgh in 2015 with a prestigious Chancellor’s Fellowship, establishing his first research group at the Centre for Medical Informatics within the Usher Institute. Promotion to Senior Lecturer followed in 2019. Group research activities have been supported with funding from Fondation Leducq, European Commission, EPSRC, MRC, British Heart Foundation, The Alan Turing Institute and Diabetes UK.

Prior to joining the Usher Institute, Miguel completed his doctorate in Computational Biology at the University of Oxford between 2008 and 2011. In 2011, he joined the Centre for Mathematics and Physics in the Life Sciences and Experimental Biology (CoMPLEX) at the University College London, where he worked on characterising the relationship between haemodynamics and vascular remodelling with a combination of computational and experimental methods.

Further information

View Miguel O. Bernabeu’s profile

View Jackie Price’s profile